Class Teacher- Miss Clemas
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Gee
Welcome to Jessica Ennis-Hill class! Dame Jessica Ennis was born on January 28, 1986 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. She is best known for being a British track and field star. Ennis developed an interest in track and field at a young age. She developed a near-perfect hurdle technique at just 10 years old, and winning the high jump competition at the National Schools Championships at 14. Following a stress fracture in 2008 and a subsequent 12-month break from competition, Ennis made a comeback in 2009, winning the heptathlon at the World Championships and the world indoor pentathlon title the following year. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Ennis won a gold medal in the heptathlon. This year we will be learning lots more about Jessica, discovering why she is such an inspirational person.
Throughout the year Ennis-Hill class will learn about a variety of interesting topics. Our first topic is called ‘Failsworth’ during this topic the children will learn all about their local area. They will go on a local area walk and begin to learn about the different human and physical features a location may have. Other topics we will be learning about are Florence Nightingale, The Great Fire of London, Deserts and Animals.
Year 2 will be taking part in an exciting project with St Hilda’s Primary School. During the project they will enjoy outdoor activities in Alexandra park, a theatre performance and trip to St Hilda’s Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity for them to make new friends and have lots of fun!
Each child will take home a book of their choice from school. They will also be assigned a login for ‘Bug Club’ - a website which contains lots of fun and exciting books for them to read. To further support your child at home please ensure they read to you daily.
Children will also be expected to access Times Tables Rockstars regularly. By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know all of their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and this is a fun and interesting way which aids their learning and helps their confidence grow!
Homework - as well as reading, timestables and spelling which takes place weekly, children have a learning journal where they can complete a project of their choice linked to an area of their learning. This is completed once every half term.
Nationally, children in Year 2 complete statutory assessments called SATs. These assessments will take place in May and will consist of maths, reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) tests. A meeting will be held later in the year where more information will be given about these assessments.
P.E lessons will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school.