At Midfield we follow maths mastery. As part of this all aspects of maths will first be taught using concrete materials, then progressing onto pictorials and finally using abstract methods. This has been shown to be a fantastic method of building solid and secure mathematical understanding. Once this understanding is secure, children learn how to problem solve and reason.
Over the year your children will learn:
- Addition - Subtraction - Multiplication - Division
- 2D & 3D Shapes - Time - Measurement - Place Value
By the end of Year 2 children are expected to be fluent in their 2s, 5s and 10s times tables!
In literacy we learn about many different genres of writing, including; letters, newspaper reports and description. All the work across the year is linked to either the class story, or a shared class experience.
We teach your children how to use a range of features within their writing including;
- Capital letters - Finger spaces - Full stops
- Expanded noun phrases - Similes - Adverbs
- Conjunctions - Adverbials of time - Prefix and suffix words
- Apostrophes - Joined handwriting
The best way to support your child with their writing is to encourage them to complete their home reading.
In Year 2 reading is taught daily. Some children read with the class teacher during guided reading sessions, in which children are taught comprehension skills. Other children remain in Read Write Inc groups to help them with their segmenting and blending of words.
Each child is issued with a home reading journal and book, which should be read, signed off, and returned to school daily. Home reading is a hugely beneficial way of supporting your child's learning across the curriculum.
Your children will also experience a range of other exciting subjects across the year!
- Science - Art - Design Technology
- PE - History - RE
- PHSE - Geography - Music
- Computing - Spanish
Across the year you children will engage in weekly outdoor learning activities. Children experience Forest School, which is child led activities involving den building and instrument making. We sing songs around have hot chocolates and biscuits. In the Eco-Garden, your children will learn all about how to grow and care for plants. While in outdoor adventure children develop their communication and trust skills through team building games. Outdoor learning is always a highlight of the week!
Across the year your children will also engage in a wide range of additional learning, from in school visits to external trips.