Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

General Information

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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 and we also run the daily mile in addition to this, along with other physical activities using imoves.
  • PE Kits can be worn on PE days (check out our new PE kit!)
  • 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.

Educational Websites

Purple Mash

Education City

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. Weekly spelling sheets will also be uploaded on to Seesaw for children to practise.

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.

Summer 2

Summer 1

Spring 2

Spring 1

Autumn 2

Autumn 1

Here is our Year 2 annual plan

 

Timetable

This is our weekly timetable.

English

Maths

Symmetry - Autumn 2021

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

Science

Materials - Spring 2022

The children have been learning about materials and their properties this half term. They have also carried out investigations to see which materials are absorbent and how to make fabric waterproof. Here they are investigating which materials can be changed by bending, stretching, twisting and squashing.

Art

Art - printing (Autumn 2021)

In Art, we have been learning about the repeating patterns that can be found in nature and also man-made patterns. We used printing to create our own repeating patterns and experimented with over-printing.

Frottage - Autumn 2021

As part of our work on texture, the children used wax crayons to make rubbings. They thought carefully about their favourite patterns and which textures created the best rubbings. We then looked at work by the artist Ed Ruscha, who created the technique of frottage. He used different rubbings for different areas of his picture to create effects. The children used the rubbings they had collected to create their very own frottage work of art.

Geography

Geography - Autumn term 2021

The children have been learning about the seven continents and five oceans. To complete our topic, the children worked in small groups to collect information about their chosen continent. They listed countries and also human and physical features that can be found on each continent. They then presented their work to the class.

Design and Technology

Food Technology - Autumn 2021

The children were asked to design, make and evaluate their our dip and dippers that they would be able to eat on a picnic. They tried lots of different types of dips and dippers before designing their own. They had to think carefully about whether they wanted a sweet or savoury dip. They also had to think about which flavours might go together well. The children had a wonderful time and learnt important skills such as chopping and grating.

Textiles - Spring 2022

After visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, we discussed creating hand puppets that could be sold in the gift shop. The children researched and then designed and made their own puppets. They worked hard at sewing and copied their plan carefully to add the details using felt. The children produced a wonderful range of animal hand puppets. We had lemurs, zebras, polar bears, otters, howler monkeys, okapis and wallabies.

 

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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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