Year 2 Spelling

Year 2 Spellings

door

floor

poor

because

find

kind

mind

behind

child

children

wild

climb

most

only

both

old

cold

gold

hold

told

every

everybody

even

great

break

steak

pretty

beautiful

after

fast

last

past

father

class

pass

plant

bath

hour

move

prove

improve

sure

sugar

eye

could

should

would

who

whole

any

many

clothes

busy

people

water

again

half

money

Mr

Mrs

parents

Christmas

 

 

 

 

           

Statutory requirements

Non-statutory words

The sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and spelt as g

elsewhere in words before e, i and y /dʒ/

badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge

 

After all other sounds, whether vowels or consonants, the sound is spelt as –ge at the end of a word. /dʒ/

age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village

In other positions in words, the sound is often (but not always) spelt as g before e, i, and y. The ʒsound is always spelt as j before a, o and u. /dʒ/ /d /

gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy jacket, jar, jog, join, adjust

The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y

race, ice, cell, city, fancy

The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words

knock, know, knee, gnat, gnaw

The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –le at the end of words

table, apple, bottle, little, middle

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –el at the end of words

camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al at the end of words

metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal

Words ending –il The sound spelt –y at the end of words /aɪ/

pencil, fossil, nostril

cry, fly, dry, try, reply, July

Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y

flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries

Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it

copied, copier, happier, happiest, cried, replied

but copying, crying, replying

Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it

hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, nicest, shiny

Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter

patting, patted, humming, hummed, dropping, dropped, sadder, saddest, fatter, fattest, runner, runny

The ɔ sound spelt a before l and ll / :/

all, ball, call, walk, talk, always

The sound spelt o /ʌ/

other, mother, brother, nothing, Monday

The /i:/ sound spelt –ey

key, donkey, monkey, chimney, valley

The sound spelt a after w and qu /ɒ/

want, watch, wander, quantity, squash

The sound spelt or after w /ɜ:/

word, work, worm, world, worth

The sound spelt ar after w /ɔ:/

war, warm, towards

The  sound spelt s /ʒ/

television, treasure, usuaL

The suffixes –ment, –ness, –ful , –less and –ly

 

enjoyment, sadness, careful, playful, hopeless, plainness (plain + ness), badly

Contractions

can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll

The possessive apostrophe (singular nouns)

Megan’s, Ravi’s, the girl’s, the child’s, the man’s

Words ending in –tion

station, fiction, motion, national, section

Homophones and near-homophones

 

there/their/they’re, here/hear, quite/quiet, see/sea, bare/bear, one/won, sun/son, to/too/two, be/bee, blue/blew, night/knight

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Year 2 Spellings

door

floor

poor

because

find

kind

mind

behind

child

children

wild

climb

most

only

both

old

cold

gold

hold

told

every

everybody

even

great

break

steak

pretty

beautiful

after

fast

last

past

father

class

pass

plant

bath

hour

move

prove

improve

sure

sugar

eye

could

should

would

who

whole

any

many

clothes

busy

people

water

again

half

money

Mr

Mrs

parents

Christmas

 

 

 

Statutory requirements

 

Non-statutory words

The sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and spelt as g

elsewhere in words before e, i and y /dʒ/

badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge

 

After all other sounds, whether vowels or consonants, the sound is spelt as –ge at the end of a word. /dʒ/

age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village

In other positions in words, the sound is often (but not always) spelt as g before e, i, and y. The ʒsound is always spelt as j before a, o and u. /dʒ/ /d /

gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy jacket, jar, jog, join, adjust

The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y

race, ice, cell, city, fancy

The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words

knock, know, knee, gnat, gnaw

The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –le at the end of words

table, apple, bottle, little, middle

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –el at the end of words

camel, tunnel, squirrel, travel, towel, tinsel

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al at the end of words

metal, pedal, capital, hospital, animal

Words ending –il The sound spelt –y at the end of words /aɪ/

pencil, fossil, nostril

cry, fly, dry, try, reply, July

Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y

flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries

Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it

copied, copier, happier, happiest, cried, replied

but copying, crying, replying

Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it

hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, nicest, shiny

Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter

patting, patted, humming, hummed, dropping, dropped, sadder, saddest, fatter, fattest, runner, runny

The ɔ sound spelt a before l and ll / :/

all, ball, call, walk, talk, always

The sound spelt o /ʌ/

other, mother, brother, nothing, Monday

The /i:/ sound spelt –ey

key, donkey, monkey, chimney, valley

The sound spelt a after w and qu /ɒ/

want, watch, wander, quantity, squash

The sound spelt or after w /ɜ:/

word, work, worm, world, worth

The sound spelt ar after w /ɔ:/

war, warm, towards

The  sound spelt s /ʒ/

television, treasure, usuaL

The suffixes –ment, –ness, –ful , –less and –ly

 

enjoyment, sadness, careful, playful, hopeless, plainness (plain + ness), badly

Contractions

can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll

The possessive apostrophe (singular nouns)

Megan’s, Ravi’s, the girl’s, the child’s, the man’s

Words ending in –tion

station, fiction, motion, national, section

Homophones and near-homophones

 

there/their/they’re, here/hear, quite/quiet, see/sea, bare/bear, one/won, sun/son, to/too/two, be/bee, blue/blew, night/knight