Learning in Year Two
At Midfield we follow maths mastery:
All aspects of maths will first be taught using concrete materials, 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. We aim to ground mathematical concepts in the real world to provide context and familiarisation.
During the summer Term the children will learn about the topics of time, position and direction temperature and measures alongside reasoning and problem-solving.
During the topic of time the children will learn to:
* sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]
* recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
* tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
During the topic of measures (capacity and mass) the children will be taught to:
* read a scale.
* make comparisons between ml/l and g/kg
* solve problems involving capacity and mass
During the topic of position and direction the children will be taught to:
order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
In English over the year we cover a range of genres, allowing the children to develop the skills needed to write for a range of purposes. We teach the 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 using Teach 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 a range of reading skills. Other children work in Read. Write. Inc. groups to help them with their segmenting and blending of words in order to develop fluency. We also have weekly whole class reading comprehension lessons where children learn to develop their retrieval and inference skills.
Each child is issued with a home reading journal and book, which should be read, signed off, and returned to school each week. Home reading is a hugely beneficial way of supporting your child's learning across the curriculum. The children are encouraged to explore a wide range of reading material and are given access to the school library books once a week and where possible we arrange trips to the local library and have themed weeks such as Book Week.
Autumn 1: Protests
Spring 1: Great Fire of London
Summer 1: Significant Explorers
Autumn 2: Oceans and Seas
Spring 2: Settlements
Summer 2: Locational Knowledge of Africa
Autumn 1/2: Christianity
Spring 1: Judaism (The Passover)
Spring 2: Christianity (The Resurrection)
Summer 1: Islam (Community and Belonging)
Summer 2: Islam (The Hajj)
Autumn 1: Drawing
Autumn 2: Colour Mixing
Spring 1: Printing
Spring 2: Moving Pictures
Summer 1: Dips and Dippers
Summer 2: Strong Stable Structures
Autumn 1: Being me in my world
Autumn 2: Celebrating difference
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Spring 2: Healthy me
Summer 1: Relationships
Summer 2: Changing me