Year 2 English

Choose the block you wish to teach

We’ve been busy spring cleaning our poetry blocks.

Our revised summer poetry blocks should be on the site in May, the autumn ones in July, and the spring ones in September.

Summer Blocks

Fiction 5 Units

Explore quest stories through Lost and Found and The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers. Study sentence types and experiment with tense. Write and perform your own quest stories.

Fantasy: Quest Stories

Non-fiction 5 Units

Using Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, explore differences between fiction and non-fiction. Research and create fact files using noun phrases. Study sentence types.

Information Texts: Dinosaurs

Poetry 5 Units

Using McGough's Happy Poems, children read and write poems about pets, treasures and magic pebbles. Grammar includes apostrophes and features of written standard English.

Poems on a Theme: Happy Poems

Fiction 5 Units

Anthony Browne’s books epitomise creativity and quirkiness and will stimulate higher level writing, reading and comprehension skills. Study noun phrases and conjunctions.

Stories by the Same Author: Stories by Anthony Browne

Non-fiction 5 Units

Inspire children to write creative recounts by reading great imaginative texts, including The Velveteen Rabbit. Grammar includes subordinate clauses, present and past progressive verbs.

Recounts: Reading and Writing Recounts

Fiction 5 Units

Explore wonderful stories about Clarice Bean and her fantastic family. Practise using commas in lists and punctuating speech. Write letters in character and write and publish a story in the style of Lauren Child.

Stories by the Same Author: Lauren Child

Non-fiction 5 Units

With this relatable theme, children speak and write powerfully about bedtimes, bedroom inventions and petition for a pyjama party. Grammar includes tense and sentence forms.

Persuasive Writing: Bedtime Arguments, Adverts & Letters

1 Unit

Reading and watching stories about dragons lead to paper-craft, clay modelling, painting and collage, and the creation of puppets. Children think about feelings and how best to express these safely.

Wellbeing: Dragons and Feelings

2 Units

Two weeks’ work, focussed on key skills, NO printing required – all do-able by children at home with just a screen. Starts with a fun day; all you need if your class is self-isolating.

Local Lockdown: 2 week lockdown pack