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Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation - Year 2

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Details of content introduced at Year 2:


  • Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing
  • Use of the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress (eg. she is drumming, he was shouting)


  • Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
  • Commas to separate items in a list
  • Apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns (eg. the girl's name)


  • noun, noun phrase
  • statement, question, exclamation, command
  • compound, suffix
  • adjective, adverb, verb
  • tense (past, present)
  • apostrophe, comma

Words in bold can be found in our glossary