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Winscombe Primary School


In Year 2, the following assessments apply to ensure children are working at the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 1.


The pupil can:

• read accurately most words of two or more syllables

• read most words containing common suffixes

• read most common exception words.


* In age-appropriate books, pupils can:

• read most words accurately without overt sounding and blending, and sufficiently fluently to allow them to focus on their understanding rather than on decoding individual words. 

• sound out most unfamiliar words accurately, without undue hesitation.


In a book that they can already read fluently, the pupil can:

• check it makes sense to them, correcting any inaccurate reading

• answer questions and make some inferences

• explain what has happened so far in what they have read.


Please note that approximately 90 words per minute is a good indicator of when children start to read with sufficient fluency to focus on their understanding, but some pupils read slower than this while still being able to do so.