Herons – Year 2

Welcome to Herons class page

We are a Year 2 class

Our class teacher is Mr Hine

2 July 2020

Hello Happy Herons!

We are all really missing you in school but before you  move on to your next school we would like to invite you into school on Monday 20th July for part of the morning.

We would like to see you all together to say  goodbye  but unfortunately we can’t have the whole class in at one time so we have allocated you a time when you can come in to see us.

Please look for your name and time slot.

9.00-9.30Jacob, Fred, Georgy, Emilie, Lenka, Jennifer

9.45-10.15- Charlie, Adam, Robin, Gabrielle, Esme, Faye

10.30-11.00- Zac, Freya, Anisha, Yemi, Maya, Amirah

11.15-11.45- Edgar, Henry, James, Isaac, Alfie, Ethan,

12.00-12.30- Harry, Jonah, Fallon, Millie, Grace, Lyra


You can come to school in your own clothes. We ask parent and carers to drop children off on the playground.  Please come and collect them promptly at the end of the session as we have all the children to see during the morning. SIPFA will give each child a leaving book to remind them of their time here at Sudley infants.

For those families who do not wish their child to attend – that’s OK too. You will be able to collect your book from us in the Autumn term.

Best wishes

Mr Hine

28 June 2020

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Hello Herons

Just a reminder for you and your parents to take part in our year group memories. Parents were sent an email last week to ask for permission to use children’s photos and also for the children to record a short message that we can put together and share with the rest of Year 2 families. The closing date is Friday 26th June so please get recording those clips. We are really looking forward to seeing them and hearing about your memories at Sudley Infant School

Mr Hine


Whilst you have been learning at home we have seen lots of lovely work in purple mash. We think it would be fun if you could all see each other’s work so you could have it posted on our class display boards. Any work you would like posted needs to be saved and handed in. If you want a piece of work posting then please type ‘post me’ in the comments to teacher box when you save and hand in your work. We are not able to put photos of children on the display board

Hello again Herons!

What a change we’ve had in the weather, but we needed the rain we’ve had so much of. Luckily it didn’t stop my family celebrating my daughter Lily’s birthday on Monday. It was a chance to see my other daughter Rachel and her dog Poppy, in our garden, keeping a safe 2 metres! Have you been able to see anyone since the rules changed? If you have I bet you were as excited as me. I’m still missing you all and all the fun we have in class. Here are pictures of Poppy and Saffy having  a Paw-ty in the garden on Monday!


Take care and carry on staying safe!

Mr Hine 11 June 2020

Hi Herons!

I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine and are remembering to wear sunblock, sunglasses and a hat when you’re outside! (You could wear sunglasses inside, but that would be a bit daft as you wouldn’t be able to see properly…) I am very excited that we can now meet with other people outdoors! This means that I can see my daughter Rachel who lives in Woolton with her dog Poppy and partner James! Saffy, my dog, is pleased too as she will be able to play with Poppy! I am missing all of you very much and am hoping that I might get to see you all before the Summer Holiday.

Here is a picture of Saffy and Poppy sharing a doggy ice cream before lock down.


Take care and stay safe!

Mr Hine 1 June 2020



Hello again Herons

I hope you managed to enjoy the wonderful weather we had yesterday! I was busy doing work in my garden and we had a barbecue for our tea, yummy! Whilst we have been away from school I have missed the fun we have together, I bet you’ve also missed all my bad jokes too! So to give you a giggle here are a few bad jokes…

How do all the oceans say hello to each other? They wave!

What did one wall say to the other wall? I’ll meet you at the corner!

What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

What do you call cheese that’s not yours? Nacho cheese!

What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? Frostbite!

What do elves learn in school? The elf-abet.

Why are seagulls called seagulls? Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be bagels!

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Hine 26th May 2020

Hi Happy Herons!

I can’t believe another week has gone by. If we were in school we would be breaking up for the Half term holiday on Friday! I’m missing all of you so much, but not seeing you all won’t last forever! Even if we can’t all be back at school before the summer break I might see some of you out and about when I walk my dog, Saffy. Just in case you don’t know, she is a Cavapoo.  She is very fluffy and gentle but can sometimes be a little bit naughty! She has dug some holes in my garden this week, and in some of my planters, where I will be planting some flowers soon. She’d better not dig them up! Remember that I am thinking of you all. I know you miss all your friends but this won’t go on for ever. To cheer you up here is a picture of Saffy being fluffy and a picture of Saffy being naughty!

Stay safe,

Mr Hine

21 May 2020

Herons’ teacher gets a visit from a little Blackbird!

Hello Herons! Something exciting happened this week – a blackbird came to visit me! It was not a member of Blackbird’s class but was a real bird. It flew into my kitchen and this time I did manage to get some pictures…


It was a fledgling (that means it was young and had only just left it’s nest) and I tempted it out of the kitchen into the garden with some meal worms.

Has anything exciting or unusual happened to you this week? If it has why don’t you draw a picture and write a sentence about it? Don’t forget all the activities there are for you to do on Purple Mash! Take care and stay safe.

Mr Hine

Heroic Herons are keeping calm and carrying on!

Hello again Herons! The weather hasn’t been that good this week, but I’m glad we had some rain to help all the plants grow! It’s been a long time since I last saw you, but yesterday I did have a visit from a real life heron! It came and sat on my garden fence, but flew away before I managed to get a photo of it to show you! I think I need to be a bit quicker next time if it comes again! Seeing the heron did make me think of you all. Perhaps you could keep an eye out for herons and other birds. Why not spend some time looking out of your window and count how many different types of birds you can spot, and do you know their names? Maybe you could draw some pictures of any birds you see and go on the internet with a grown up to see if you can identify the birds you saw!

Here’s a link to the RSPB website you can follow to find out more about birds. https://www.rspb.org.uk/

Stay safe and look after all the grown ups in your house!

Mr Hine

Hello again Herons!

Usually we would have all been back together at school now, having lots of fun and learning together. Although I’m missing you all very much I am really proud of all of you, being so sensible and kind by staying at home and keeping everyone safe! You really are my ‘Heroic Herons!’ I hope you have been enjoying the activities all the teachers have set up online for you to try to do! Don’t worry if you can’t do them all – you don’t have to – they are there for you if you want to do them. Here’s a funny picture of my dog Saffy to give you all a giggle. She’s nearly as cute as me! Take care and stay safe!

Mr Hine







Hello Herons!

I hope you had a lovely Easter with a visit from The Easter Bunny! I’ve missed seeing all your smiling faces over the past few weeks. To help cheer you up a little here are some Easter jokes…

Q: What do you get if you pour boiling water into a rabbit warren?

A: A hot cross bunny!

Q: What did the Easter Bunny say to the carrot?

A: Nice gnawing you.

Q: What did one Easter egg say to the other?

A: Heard any good yolks today?

Stay safe everyone, I hope to see you soon!

Useful websites

Bug Club – https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/sudleyinfant/UploadedDocument/7465ce3f636f463bb7206153235b4493/log-onto-bug-club.docx

All children have been allocated books on bug club to read. Childrens reading books will be collected in and there are plenty of books available on the children’s accounts on bug club that they can read. Their individual log in details are in the front of their reading record books.


Purple Mash – https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sudley-infant

Children all have their personal log in details in their reading record book for purple mash. The children all know how to navigate purple mash and there are lots of learning resources available.


Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools

Twinkl are taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month and possibly longer depending on closures. Twinkl is a fantastic website which provides resources for all subjects in all age ranges. They have created packs for parents to download and share during this time.

Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS for free access.


Phonics play – https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This is a site dedicated to phonics. A lot of parents already know what phonics phase their child is on, however if you do not you can select each phase and read them through with your children. You will be able to easily identify where they are working at and try and push them onto the next stage. Please make sure you consolidate their learning first before moving onto the next phase.

Phonics is just one of the many components to help children with their reading and writing. Keep on reading as much as you can with the children as this makes a huge difference.

Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.

Username: march20
Password: home


Oddizzi – https://www.oddizzi.com/

Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details are in their reading record books.


A brand new class with familiar faces!

It was lovely to see so many of you at our ‘Meet the Teacher’ session. We have settled really quickly into our brand new classroom and are already trying to be the best Year 2 class ever!

Don’t forget to come to school in your PE kits on Thursday mornings for basketball. Remember to bring your school uniform to change into later!

Remember to log into Bug Club and Purple Mash for reading and fun activities. If you have forgotten your log in details just ask at the door or the office and I can arrange for a reminder!

Watch this space for further news!

Kind regards,

Mr Hine