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English Milestones

Highlighted milestones have been taught

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Y2.38

I give reasons for my answers

Y2.39

I describe what I think and feel

Y2.40

I change the volume and pitch of my voice to show what I mean

 

READING

Y2.41

I read accurately and fluently using decoding and blending skills

Y2.42

I read multi-syllable words

Y2.43

I read exception words

Y2.44

I explain the difference between fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Y2.45

I explain the sequence of events in stories

Y2.46

I have read a wide range of books, including fairy stories and traditional tales

Y2.47

I explain the meaning of words

Y2.48

I perform poetry learnt by heart with effective expression

Y2.49

I read my writing aloud with expression

Y2.50

I read contractions and understand the use of the apostrophe

Y2.51

I infer from what is said and done

 

TRANSCRIPTION SPELLING

Y2.52

I spell exception words

Y2.53

I spell words that have letters missing to make them shorter

Y2.54

I use apostrophes that show ownership

Y2.55

I add prefixes

Y2.56

I add the suffixes –ment –ness –ful –less –ly

Y2.57

I listen to, recall and write sentences read by the teacher

 

HANDWRITING

Y2.58

I know how to join letters and which letters are not joined

Y2.59

I write capital letters and numbers the right size

Y2.60

I use spaces between words that match the size of my letters

 

COMPOSITION

Y2.61

I write stories about my experiences and those of others

Y2.62

I write about real events

Y2.63

I write poetry

Y2.64

I write for different purposes

Y2.65

I plan before I write by writing key ideas or words

 

VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR

Y2.66

I use capital letters and full stops in my writing

Y2.67

I use capital letters for the names of people, places and days of the week

Y2.68

I use question marks correctly

Y2.69

I use exclamation marks correctly

Y2.70

I add description to sentences or phrases

Y2.71

I use the present and past tense correctly throughout my writing

Y2.72

I write complex sentences

Y2.73

I change adjectives by using –ful and –less

Y2.74

I add –er an –est to adjectives to compare things

Y2.75

I use the suffix –ly to make adverbs

Y2.76

I use commas in a list

Y2.77

I know the difference between an apostrophe for ownership and one for shortened words

Y2.78

I say what all the vowels are

Y2.79

I use a or an correctly by checking if the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel

 

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