‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Griffin

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Welcome to Year 2

Summer Term 2024

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

Welcome back. Time has truly flown by this year and I can hardly believe I’m welcoming you back to our final term together in Year 2. The Summer Term is a great time of year. We get to see the children’s learning all come together as we prepare them for their move to Key Stage 2.

Through our history topic this term we are looking at how seaside holidays and seaside towns have changed over the past 100 years. While in geography we are looking at what it’s like to live near the sea.

In maths we’ll continue to develop our understanding of fractions, become more accurate at measuring time and space, and sum up our understanding of the four rule – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In mental maths we will be covering the following throughout the year:

  • Count in 2s, 3s and 5s from 0 forwards and backwards
  • Count in 10s from any given number forwards and backwards e.g. 43,53,63 etc.
  • 2x, 5x and 10x table plus related division facts
  • Know number facts within 20 e.g. 15+3=18
  • Addition and subtraction facts within 100
  • Know number bonds to 20 and use related facts up to 100 e.g. If 8+2=10 then 80+20=100.
  • Know addition doubles for all numbers to at least 10, e.g. 8+8 = 16.

Miss Forrester (Maths lead at Excalibur) has added some useful home learning booklets which can be downloaded to use as extra home learning activities.  These can be found on the website under…

Curriculum > Maths > Maths Workbooks for parents > Year 2 Workbooks

There are also lots of activities on ICT games.com and Topmarks - see links below.




In science we are following up our field work on Delamere and looking at materials: their characteristics and their uses.  We will also research some well-known scientists.

We are looking forward to getting out and enjoying our outside area this term. It’s a great space with lots of potential. We would like to keep it natural, blending in with the woodland area around our classrooms. If you have any plants, logs, pallets (or even expertise) that we could make use of, we would really appreciate it.

Accelerated reader books need to be in school Mondays and Fridays. All RWInc books will continue to be changed on a Monday – so please have your folders in for that day

Our ‘Reading Rocks’ bags will be returning and so 5 children a week will be continuing to bring these home. They will be encouraged to leave a little review and hopefully make some recommendations to the class.



Mr Bailey will continue to introduce new spelling patterns on a Friday and spelling lists will be sent home each week for the children to practise at home. Please remember, as with all homework, ‘little and often’ has the biggest impact, especially on retention of spellings. These spellings are always on Seesaw and activities to be completed are in the yellow homework books. Please make sure these books are returned each Friday.

Our regular PE days for this term will continue to be Tuesday and Friday. Pupils are asked to have their PE kit in school on the appropriate days. Please make sure that your child wears the correct Excalibur PE kit.  A list of the full PE kit is on our website.

Pupils can wear their tracksuit bottoms for PE if it becomes too cold.  Please make sure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are removed or covered with micro-pore or similar on PE days. Any earrings that are not covered will need to be removed by your child for a PE lesson.

It is important for children to drink water throughout the day.  Therefore, children may bring in bottles of water (not juice) each day so long as the bottle has a secure lid. Please make sure your child’s bottle is clearly labelled.  They will be reminded to take their bottle home every night for washing and refilling. Could you please send your child in with a healthy snack for their midmorning break. They will also be offered fruit for afternoon break.

We will continue to communicate with you through Seesaw. This may be telling you about what we’ve been doing in class, announcements, homework etc.  It’s also great to hear about the children’s interests and achievements out of school too!   

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through our contact email address (contact@excalibur.cheshire.sch.uk) or you could leave a note on Seesaw. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Griffin, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Bebbington


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