Welcome to Year 2


In Year 2, you will find Miss Giles, Mrs Browne, Mrs Kibblewhite and Ms Aleksic.

To support the learning of Phonics we use Letters and Sounds, the LCP scheme, Jolly Phonics and Bug Club Phonics.

To support the learning of reading we use Letters and Sounds and Bug Club.


  • - We also ask that you bring in your child's PE kit on a Monday to be left in school until Friday.
  • - All children are expected to read at home daily and make a record in their reading challenges. Please send the reading challenge into school every day.

Below are our Year 2 topics and a taster of what we will be learning each term. 

 If you would like more details regarding your child's learning please speak to your child's class teacher.


If you require more information about the curriculum that your child is following at school, please email the school office: office.2055@orchard-fields.oxon.sch.uk



Long Term Plan          Year 2



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Possible Trips



Roald Dahl museum?



Residential Hill end.



SATs 2016

SATS 2017

SATS 2018

2019 SATS

2021 SATS

Use what they got in SATS


Fairy Tales

Winter Wonderland

Roald Dahl

Our Natural World

Achievers and Inventors

Journeys and Awesome Africa




Hansel and Gretel

for writing


Reading: elves and the shoemaker, the gingerbread man, the billy goats gruff, goldilocks – different versions, fairytale poetry



Writing: Mog Saves Christmas

Monty the Penguin


Reading: Christmas stories

The twits: character description.

Instructions for a new trick.



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


Farm trip-recount


Fact File – animals


Non-Fiction texts




Instructions for a new invention


Non-Fiction writing – fact files on famous inventor.


Women who changed the world.




Diary writing – Naomi James (sailor)


Story of the Massia People.


Number and Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. No measures.

Number and Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Doubling and halving.


Number and Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. SHAPE 2D. doubling.

Number and Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Fractions. Position and direction, shape, revision for SATS.

Number and Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,



Measures, money, shape 2D, 3D, statistics.


Materials – float sink, waterproof – making a raft for gingerbread man to cross river

Sport shoes investigation

Materials – Ice experiments


Winter animals


Humans – lifecycles and being healthy

Animals and plants


Materials and looking after the environment



Identifying safe people you can talk to (SCIB)


Coping with feeling alone (SCIB)  

Substance Abuse – SCIB

Life cycle of humans-child to adult.

healthy eating

P4C- friendship –relationships

PANTS understand suitable appropriate touch (SCIB)

SCARF – Edward Jenner – being healthy - vaccinations

Feelings – SCARF



Algorithms –Scratch Jr – using maps - Create and debug programmes

news reports using a green screen

e– safety


Ebook about animals/ plants

Input data from a survey to create a pictogram on the computer.

Word Processing skills

Word processing skills/ Scratch


Special occasions. Mosque

Special occasions. Church

Special occasions. Special place

Easter and special people

Special people and culture

Special people and culture


Bridget Riley – Mrs Browne’s Class



Christmas Card Making


Nature art sculptures

European artists

African Art


Christmas Crafts

Making 3D sculptures of the Twits.

Famous sculptor/ architect

Cooking – recipe from another country.

Design and make own transport.


Locational knowledge and field work.

Maps of local area.

(linked with Hansel and Gretel getting lost)

Winter weather patterns.


Geographical Features (Human and Physical features).


Locational Knowledge and field work– journey to school.  




History of Cadburys


Famous Achievers and inventors.

Amelia Earhart (piolet)

Naomi James



Listening and appraising music

Using voices expressively

Instruments –xmas

Experiment with combining sounds

Singing songs, chants and rhymes.

Un-tuned instruments

Tuned Instruments



Outdoor: ball skills,


Dance –xmas

Indoor Gymnastics





Outdoor: rounders