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Grade 2 English Offline Educational Software

Explore iRainbow’s Grade 2 English Offline Educational Software, an innovative step beyond conventional worksheets. Designed with the South African CAPS curriculum in mind, our interactive platform is built to strengthen young learners’ English literacy and language skills, suitable for parents as well as teachers. With our Grade 2 educational software, your child will dive into an enhanced world of phonics and reading, improving their abilities with exciting and interactive activities.

They will broaden their vocabulary through engaging themes and advance their understanding of grammar and sentence structure. Our software offers a dynamic approach to education that sparks a love for the English language, promoting a level of learning that traditional methods can’t match. With iRainbow, your child’s English proficiency will flourish, paving the way for academic achievement and practical communication skills from the start.

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English: Grade 2 (Foundation Phase) Curriculum

  • A1: Identifies all single-letter phonics and their sounds.
  • A2: Practices short vowel sound word families: -at, -ag, -am, -it, etc.
  • A3: Revises common consonant digraphs: sh, ch, th.
  • A4: Recognises words starting with ‘wh’ like when, why, what.
  • A5: Constructs words using beginning and ending consonant blends: black, bring, sang.
  • A6: Revises common consonant digraphs at words’ end: fish, rich, cloth.
  • A7: Identifies vowel digraphs like ‘oo’ in moon, ‘ee’ in tree.
  • A8: Finds rhyming words: rack, sack, back.
  • A9: Builds 3-4 letter words with learned phonics.
  • A10: Reads phonics lesson words within sentences.
  • A11: Learns to spell ten words a week taken from phonics lessons.
  • B1: Recognises beginning 3-letter consonant blends: strip, strap.
  • B2: Identifies end 3-letter consonant blends: catch, fetch.
  • B3: Learns new vowel digraphs: oa in boat, ea in eat.
  • B4: Recognises ‘silent e’ in words: tape, time.
  • B5: Creates 3-5 letter words with learned blends and digraphs.
  • B6: Reads lesson words in sentences.
  • B7: Spelling practice with ten weekly words from lessons.
  • C1: Reiterates single letter phonics and sounds.
  • C2: Uses consonant blends to form and deconstruct words.
  • C3: Reviews plurals, ‘ing’, and ‘ed’ endings.
  • C4: Revises digraphs at the end of words: cash, such, moth.
  • C5: Identifies double consonants: doll, fuss.
  • C6: Discerns first sounds and last syllables in complex patterns: dream, cream.
  • C7: Recognises vowel digraphs and diphthongs: oy, oi, ay, ai.
  • C8: Builds words with taught phonics elements.
  • C9: Sorts words into sound families.
  • C10: Weekly spelling of ten words from lessons and sight words.
  • D1: Identifies new vowel digraphs: ar, er, ir, or, ur.
  • D2: Recognises vowel digraphs and diphthongs: oa, oe, ow.
  • D3: Uses suffixes: -ly, -ies.
  • D4: Reviews ‘silent e’ in words: cake, time.
  • D5: Forms words with year’s phonic sounds.
  • D6: Composes sentences using phonics vocabulary.
  • D7: Reads lesson words in context.
  • D8: Spelling practice with ten weekly words from lessons.
  • D9: Writes dictated short sentences.
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The Grade 2 English Home Language curriculum centres around a few key areas:

  • Reading and Phonics Level 1: They identify single letter sounds, practice word families with short vowels, and revise common consonant digraphs. They also recognise words starting with ‘wh’, construct words with consonant blends, find rhyming words, build 3-4 letter words, read phonics-based words in sentences, and engage in weekly spelling practice.
  • Reading and Phonics Level 2: Students progress to recognising three-letter consonant blends at the beginning and end of words, learn new vowel digraphs, understand the concept of ‘silent e’, create words with blends and digraphs, read lesson words within sentences and continue with spelling practice.
  • Reading and Phonics Level 3: The focus here is on consolidating single letter sounds, using consonant blends, reviewing plurals and verb endings, revising digraphs at the end of words, identifying double consonants, discerning complex sound patterns, recognising various vowel digraphs and diphthongs, building words with taught elements, grouping words into sound families, and weekly spelling of words from lessons and sight words.
  • Reading and Phonics Level 4: Students identify new vowel digraphs, recognise vowel digraphs and diphthongs, use suffixes, review ‘silent e’ words, form words with the phonic sounds taught throughout the year, compose sentences using phonics vocabulary, read lesson words in context, practice spelling, and write short dictated sentences.


The Grade 2 English Home Language curriculum is designed to achieve six key learning outcomes:


  • Listening: Students are expected to listen attentively to gather information and respond appropriately in various contexts.
  • Speaking: The aim is for children to develop the ability to speak confidently and effectively.
  • Reading and Viewing: Pupils should be able to read and interpret a range of texts for information enjoyment and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural, and emotional aspects conveyed.
  • Writing: The curriculum supports children in learning to compose a variety of factual and creative texts, enhancing their written communication skills.
  • Thinking and Reasoning: Children are encouraged to employ language as a tool for thinking and reasoning, developing higher cognitive skills through language use.
  • Language Structure and Use: A fundamental goal is for students to understand and utilise the sounds, words, and grammatical structures of the language to create and comprehend texts effectively.