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Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Siddall

Mrs Blatch

Summer Term


 The Year 2 Team: Teachers- Mrs Siddall and Mrs Blatch

                           Teaching Assistants- Mrs Mason and Mrs Persjanow

                    SEN Teaching Assistant- Ms Reddy


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Can you believe the Summer term is already here?  

Forests are our focus this summer.

In literacy, we will use The Last Wolf to help us write setting descriptions, our trip to Delamere will be the inspiration for writing reports along with using our science knowledge of plants to help us write instructions. We will continue to consolidate expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, adverbs and will constantly be finding ways to increase our vocabulary.  Spelling is very much on the cards this term as well as making sure that the basics of writing are fully embedded. 

Maths looks at the time, length, position, capacity, direction and height.  Please seize every opportunity to assist with these at home.  Getting children to look at clocks, help weigh out food when cooking, letting them read tape measures ect are great ways of engaging the children with their maths topics. The children will continue to have access to the website Times Table Rock Stars which is a fantastic resource to help them learn their times tables whilst they have some fun.

Science is all about plants. We will explore the correct conditions for plants to grow, use our skills of observation to make predictions and learn how to identify a variety of plants.

Joseph Banks and David Attenborough are two significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements.  By studying these to experts in history we will learn to appreciate our world and our place in it and how we as individuals can work towards saving our planet for future generations.

In geography, we look at direction and link this with our maths.  We use compass points and will compare our school grounds to our residential environment.

Should you need to email either class teacher please feel free to use the class email address below.  

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Events this term  

Residential   2S-     Wednesday 1st - Thursday 2nd May 


Residential  2B-      Thursday 2nd - Friday 3rd May


FOREST SCHOOL IS NOW FINISHED FOR THE YEAR- Children are to wear normal school uniforms on Wednesdays.


A basic outline of the school day is also attached below. 

School Uniform

Whilst we want to make sure all pupils are comfortable and happy at school we do ask that all pupils come to school dressed in the correct school uniform, this includes PE Kits and forest school outfits only being worn on the days pupils are doing these lessons.  This helps build our school community and provides unity among the pupils.  Please see the correct uniform requirements using the link below.



The children currently have 1 PE lesson per week - every Tuesday

This will be led by the P.E. experts from KIXX.

On PE days, children should come to school in their School PE KIT:

>trainers/ pumps

>black or blue shorts/ leggings/ jogging pants (plain with no logos or pictures)

>a white tshirt

>a sweatshirt/ hoodie ( plain -no pictures)

Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed. If this is not possible earrings should be covered with a plaster. 



At Chester Blue Coat we expect every child will do their best and work incredibly hard at school throughout the day, so therefore we keep homework expectations to a minimum. 

However, in year 2, we expect children to complete regular reading and maths tasks at home, which are explained below. 

Reading homework

The expectations in year 2 is that each child should read at home at least four times a week. 

Please make a comment or just sign your child's reading record to show that your child has read.

The summer term focus on reading is comprehension.  This means making sure each child fully understands everything they have read and are able to answer questions about a piece of writing.  When reading with you child at home, please make quetioning a priority. 

Children also benefit greatly from listening to adults and older children read stories to them, so snuggle up and enjoy books together. Being read to, develop's children's understanding of story structure as well as vocabulary.

These videos from the Open University give top tips on how to share books with your child:

Reading Tips #1

Reading Tips #2



Please help your child to learn basic number facts, such as number bonds to 10, 20 or even 100.  

Also now begin to use the Times Tables Rockstars app to develop your child's recall of multiplication tables.

The children are expected to instantly recall the two amounts which equal 10, and recognise the inverse operation of the amount remaining when a number is subtracted from 10. The quick speed of recall is ver important. A great game which we use in school is Hit the Button.

Alternatively, dominio type games or matching cards can be made and played to increase the speed recall of basic number facts. There are some resources attached.


Spelling and Phonics

An explanation of the terminology used in school and the phonic knowledge your child is expected to have is attached below. 

Also, a list of 'common exception' words for Years 1 and 2 is attached too.  These are words that the children may not be able to use their phonic knowledge to spell.  They are words that tend to crop up regularly when they are writing and so it is helpful if the children learn how to spell them.  We have attached below some ideas for practising spellings with your child.  

If you need any help printing out resources, please speak to a member of the Y2 team.


If we feel that your child would benefit from some additional practice in reading, writing, phonics, maths or any subject, then we will approach you and ask for your help to complete work at home. 

If you feel your child would benefit from some additional work, please let us know and we will organise work pertinent to your child's needs. 

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