Seacole Y3

Welcome to Hillary Class!  
Mrs Barnes: Y2 Class Teacher & RE Leader
We were delighted when Mrs Barnes joined our school in 2016. As well as teaching in Year 2, she is an accredited Key Stage One Moderator for the Local Authority and is committed to leading RE. She enjoys travelling to new places in the UK and abroad, and eating lots of different foods. She likes to keep fit by going to yoga classes and walking in the hills. Mrs Barnes loves going to the theatre, reading books and shopping for antiques for her Victorian house.
Mrs Fagg: Y2 Teaching Assistant
MrsFaggMrs Fagg has been our KS1 Speech and Language Specialist Learning Mentor since Mrs Phillips started at the school and now supports in Year 2 as well. She has been in Scouting for many years and is brilliant at making up games and setting active challenges which children love to join in. She rarely sits still and loves scrapbooking and card-making as well as spending time with her lovely family – all of whom have played an important part in the life of the school.
Mrs Hefferan: Transition Learning Mentor
MrsFaggAs well as being a great support to our children, both in their learning and in times of transition, Mrs Hefferan is an amazing artist and teaches Art to all year groups. She also has really green fingers and runs our Green Team, who help to look after our sensory gardens. She enjoys ballroom dancing with her husband and spending time with her family.

All of our classes are named after people who have shown the 7Rs and worked hard to be the best they can be. Hillary Class is named after Sir Edmund Hillary.

Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest in 1953 with his friend Tenzing Norgay. He wanted to climb the mountain because no one else had. Many had tried but failed. It took them seven weeks to climb from the bottom to the top of the mountain but only three weeks to get down. It was very, very cold so they had to wear very thick warm clothing to protect them from the ice, snow and wind.
Both men had to carry all their own food. They ate tinned meat and soup along with raisins, nuts and chocolate. Many hot sugary drinks were needed to give them energy. Edmund and Tenzing slept in tents but it was difficult to sleep because the air was thinner.

Hillary Class is taught by Mrs Barnes and is supported by Mrs Fagg.

Y2 Uniform
White shirt/polo shirt Black or grey skirt/trousers Blue jumper with the school logo or a blue cardigan Black shoes
shirt trousersskirt jumpercardigan shoes

  PE PE Days in Hillary Class   Required clothing: PE Clothing
  We have two sessions of PE a week, one tends to be indoors and the other outdoors, though that can depend on the unit of work we are doing.
PE will generally be on a Tuesday and Wednesday, so please make sure they have their full PE Kit in school.
  For gym / dance / general fitness indoors:
  • House Team T- Shirt
  • Plain shorts
  • Hair tie for long hair
  •   Please note:
  • We encourage the children to keep their PE kits in school in a suitable named bag all week and take them home for washing in Fridays in case we need to change the day we have PE due to inclement weather or in case we have the opportunity to put in an additional session of PE.
  • We try to do outdoor PE in all weathers, so your children are welcome to bring in additional layers to wear during the winter season, should they need to.
  • It is really important that all PE kit is labelled to ensure it does not become lost.
  • Jewellery, including earrings, must not be worn in PE sessions.
  •   For outdoor PE:
  • House Team T- Shirt
  • Plain shorts
  • Suitable sports trainers (plimsolls are not suitable for outdoor P.E)
  • A waterproof coat, suitable for PE outdoors in light rain
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • Extra socks (if the pupil usually wears tights)
    Class Letters
    Home Learning in Hillary Class
    To ensure that our children continue with the development of their reading skills, please encourage your son / daughter to enjoy daily reading practice for at least 20 minutes each day.
    Each week children will take home their Phonics and Spelling home learning book and their Maths home learning book. In these books there will be activities for your child to do based on the learning we have done that week. Both of these home leaning books are due back in to school on a Wednesday. Phonics and Spelling will be sent home on a Thursday and Maths on a Friday.

    What will we be learning this year in Hillary Class?

    Topics for this year:
    Learning mapPlease click on our topic map below to find out what topic we will be using as our key context for learning each term.

    Assessment and Learning Objectives for this year:
    assessmentPlease click on the image to see our assessment and learning objectives for Year 2.

    For more information about our school curriculum, click here.

    Other daily items to remember:
    Water bottle Coat Book bag and reading book
    bottle coat book bagbook
    This should be taken home every night in order to be cleaned for the next day. Even on warm sunny days, some sort of coat is necessary, in case the class go out to learn or play. These are to be taken to and from school each day to encourage regular reading as well as being a means of taking other homework and communications to and from school.
    Wyton on the Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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