Class Teacher- Miss Clemas
Teaching Assistant - Miss Shaw
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.
To begin this school year, we will be completing a whole-school project based on the book ‘Here We Are – Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers. We feel this will create a fantastic opportunity for the children to discuss their emotions and well-being at this time and help with their transition back to school.
Later in Year 2 we will be learning about lots of exciting topics including Failsworth, The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale, Poles Apart and the United Kingdom.
In Science we will be learning about plants, materials, health, living things, habitats and lifecycles.
Throughout these topics we will be using the Key Skills: Communication, Application of Maths, ICT, Working with others, Improving our own learning and performance and Problem Solving.
We encourage and support the children to read daily both in and out of school. The children will enjoy listening and sharing stories every day in class. They will also continue to have access to a variety of online reading books using their log in for Bug Club.
At South Failsworth Primary School a positive attitude to learning and good behaviour is celebrated using our reward system. Children are awarded mission merits for following the Secrets of Success. Their learning and behaviour are also celebrated in class.
Due to the coronavirus the children did not take part in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check in June 2020. As a result, the children are now required to take this check during the Autumn term in Year 2.
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.
- New spellings will be set on Seesaw on Fridays and children will complete weekly spelling tests on Fridays.
- Children will be provided with two reading books which will be changed once a week. Books will be changed once they have been read and recorded in the Reading Record book. Please ensure your child has their reading book with them every day.
- 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 – Children will 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.
- In light of the current situation, we are asking that all children come to school in their PE kits on the days when they have PE lessons in school. PE lessons will be on Monday afternoons. Manchester City PE lessons will take place on Thursdays.
- At South Failsworth Primary School we use an app called Seesaw to communicate with parents. Throughout the year I will be uploading photos of the children’s learning and informing you of any important announcements.
Miss Clemas & Miss Shaw