Year 2

English & Phonics

At Scotch Orchard Primary School, we believe that all of our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. The Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. 

Click here to watch a video about Phonics at Scotch Orchard

We have a book-led English curriculum with challenging and engaging texts used in all Key Stages. This includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In addition, throughout the school year the importance of reading is enhanced through World Book Day and book fairs to further enrich our English curriculum. We also run Bedtime Stories sessions throughout the year for our KS1 pupils. 

Little Wandle Information for Parents


At Scotch Orchard, we believe that every child should have access to high-quality maths education through a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school coherence that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering Maths. Our aim is to develop confident mathematicians who acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.

We use ‘Power Maths’ to support us in ensuring children are proficient in their ability to fluently recall facts and prior knowledge, reason confidently and problem-solve independently. Children spend time becoming true masters of content: applying and justifying their knowledge in multiple ways.  

Please click here for an overview for Year 2. 

Foundation Subjects

SciencePlantsEveryday MaterialsLiving Things Animals, including Humans
HistoryWhy should we remember the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson? Black History Month: Rosa ParksWhy was the first moon landing such a significant moment in History?Why did the Titanic sink? Local History Project: How was schooling in Lichfield changed in the past 100 years?
GeographyContinents & OceansThe Equator North & South PolesHuman & Physical Geography within Europe
ComputingInformation technology
Digital photography
Robot algorithms
Making music
Programming quizes
P.EAttack, Defend, Shoot Send & ReturnGymnastics DanceRun, Jump, Throw Hit, Catch, Run
MusicHow does music help us make friends?
How does music teach us about the past?
How does music make the world a better place?
How does music help us to understand our neighborhood?
How does music make us happy?
How does music teach us about looking after our planet?
REExplore stories from religious traditions
Engage with beliefs and ideas through story and symbols
Identify symbolic actions
Identify the importance of belonging to a religion
Explore stories from sacred writings and talk about the meaning on believers
Listen and respond to stories highlighting morals and values
Art/DTDrawing, experimenting, observing
Mechanisms, wheels and actions
Paint application
food: preparing fruit and vegetables
Clay pots and collage forms
Textiles: templates and joining mecahnisms