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Get ready for Year 2

Free activities, book recommendations, and what to expect at school in Year 2

Your child will grow in independence in Year 2, continuing to build their reading and maths skills before the Key Stage 1 tests in May.

1. The year ahead: What to expect in Year 2

Our guide to what to expect in Year 2 as your child grows in independence.

2. Essential activity & reference books for age 6–7

For more levelled readers, activity books and dictionaries, visit our Read with Oxford , Progress with Oxford and Children's dictionaries pages.

3. Activities

These free activities will help get young brains active as the school year begins. You'll find more activities and ideas on our Kids' activities for age 6–7 page.