Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

General Information

 

Welcome to the Year Two page!

Here we aim to share useful information that you can refer back to. We also want to celebrate and share the children’s learning with you.

What’s happening and when

  • Our PE day is Thursday. We also run the mile in addition to this along with physical activities using imoves.
  • PE Kits can be worn to school on PE days.
  • Spellings are uploaded to Seesaw every Friday and will be tested in school on the following Friday.
  • A half-term overview of spellings can be found in the back of your child’s reading record
  • Homework will be uploaded to Seesaw every Friday and is due the following Thursday morning.
  • Please ensure your child brings their reading record to school every day where we will change it if they have finished it home.

Please send any enquiries to admin@middlestown.accordmat.org

Mrs Hunter and Mrs Young

Websites

Here is a list of websites you can use in Year 2.

ttrockstars

Topmarks for Maths

Oxford Owl Reading

 

Virtual Classroom

In Year Two, we use Seesaw as our virtual classroom. Please click here for a link to the Seesaw website. If you have any difficulty logging on please e-mail the office at admin@middlestown.accordmat.org and we will generate a new login code.

Year 2 Spellings

Year Two Statutory Spellings

Below are the Year Two statutory spellings. These are covered in class and also through the weekly spelling tests but any additional practise will help the children become confident with the Year Two spellings. Repetition and application is key when it comes to children remembering their spellings. Thank you for your ongoing support with this.

Year 1 and 2 common exception words

200 high frequency words

The half termly spelling overviews will be stuck into the back of each child’s reading record.

Here are some different techniques you could try to help with learning your spellings.

Learning in Year 2

Half Termly Curriculum Overviews

Click on the images below to see the half termly curriculum overviews.

Autumn 1

Here is our Year 2 long term plan.

 

Timetable

This is our weekly timetable.

Our learning in English and Maths

Symmetry - Autumn 2023

We have been learning about symmetry in Year 2. The children enjoyed working in pairs to make symmetrical patterns with Numicon.

Curriculum learning

History Day - February 2024

Year 2 loved dressing up for History Day and we had a a wide variety of historical figures such, as Neil Armstrong, Coco Chanel, Mary Seacole, suffragettes and King Arthur.

Art (craft) - Spring 2024

In Art last Half Term, our work was inspired by maps.

The children drew their own creative maps and used parts of these to create their own stained glass windows and abstract prints.

They also worked in small groups to recreate part of a map using wool fibres to create a felt. Our classroom display is fabulous and shows so much learning and creativity.

Science - habitats (Autumn 2023)

Year 2 visited Coxley Woods to investigate if it would make a good home for a badger and a hedgehog. The children looked for areas where the animals would be able to make their shelters. The children enjoyed exploring microhabitats to look for minibeasts that hedgehogs and badgers might eat.

Art - Autumn 2023

During our visit to Coxley Woods, the children collected leaves, twigs, seeds and other interesting natural materials. Back in the classroom, they worked collaboratively to create this natural art masterpiece.

Black History Month - Autumn 2023

As part of our learning for Black History Month, the children learnt about the life and work of Edward Tingatinga. They looked closely as his artwork and created their own pieces using the same bold colours, shapes and patterns.

 

Activity Day - Autumn 2023

All of the children really enjoyed inviting their grown ups to activity day where they enjoyed different activities such as roller bikes, making cheesecakes, clay work, friendships bracelets and boot camp. Here are a few photos of some the Year 2 children.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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