English is still a daily lesson in KS2, and is made up of:

Topics the children may cover during this Key Stage include:


Throughout KS2 the children move from decoding words to interpretation. At the start of year 3 most children are reading around 300 of the most frequent words: by the end of year 6, most are confident, fluent readers.

Your child will learn to:


Writing develops through KS2: handwriting becomes clearer and neater, spelling is more accurate, and punctuation is used correctly. The children write longer pieces now, using characters, dialogue and more imaginative vocabulary.

What your child will learn:

Speaking and Listening

Children take part in class discussions and develop more confidence with drama and role-play.

What your child will learn:

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