Finches – Year 2

We are a Year 2 class.

Our class teachers are Mrs Morris and Mrs Leonard.


2 July 2020

Hello Fantastic Finches!

We are all really missing you in school but before you before you move on to the Junior school we would like to invite you to come into school on Monday 20th July.

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.

9.00-9.30Jake, Luke, Zakariah, Eva, Nancy, Maggie

9.45-10.15- Alfie, Aodhan, George, Savannah, Jessica, Willow

10.30-11.00- Henry, Rhodri, Austin, Annabelle, Miabella, Lara

11.15-11.45- Kaya, Keon, Morgan, Gabriella, Asma, Lilah

12.00-12.30- Jose, James,Tom, Adhyansh, Celine, Lauren


You can come to school in your own clothes. We ask parents to drop children off on the playground then come and collect them promptly at the end of the session.

Best wishes

Mrs Leonard & Mrs Morris

28 June 2020

Click below for a special surprise from your teachers!

Hello Finches

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

Best Wishes

Mrs Leonard 25.6.20

Hello everyone

I hope you are well and taking lots of exercise.

This week as I was driving along I saw a squirrel cross the road in front of me. This was a red squirrel and as you may know they are endangered. There are more now more  grey squirrels around so I felt very lucky to see the red one. Do you know what the name of a squirrel’s home is called? Answer below.

This weeks Home learning activities are about Films. Take a look at the interesting things we have set for you

I’m sure you’ve all got a favourite film so we hope you enjoy doing the activities.

Bye for now

Mrs Leonard 21.6.20

(A squirrel’s home is called a drey)

Hi there, Fantastic Finches

Next week we are looking at British authors one of whom is Julia Donaldson so I’ve allocated some of her books to your Bug Club account.  There are also lots of activities related to reading and authors on Purple Mash in your 2dos. Happy reading!

Mrs Leonard 13.6.2020

Hello everyone

Have a look at this picture of a very old road

It was built by the Romans who invaded Britain 2000 years ago. This road is in Grovely Wood in Wilton. See if you can find out more about the Romans and what they did for Britain.

And here’s Daisy the dog exploring in Grovely Wood. She is looking in a World War 2 bunker that the American soldiers used to use. Careful there, Daisy!

Take care

Mrs Leonard 11.6.2020

Join in our school artwork project that supports our solidarity at this time. Click on the link to find further details

Sails artwork

During these challenging and unprecedented times we are so proud of how our Sudley community have come together to support each other in many different ways. To our parents who have been brilliant home educators, our children who uplift us all with your beautiful bright rainbows in windows and especially to our key workers – we thank, clap for and celebrate you all.

To mark this time in our lives we have decided to create a whole school art project to reflect and remember our solidarity, based around the idea of ‘Sailing Through Together’.

For more details please look on the tab on the home learning page or download the sails artwork project information sheet here.

Hi Fantastic Finches

There have been a few visitors to my garden this week. We’ve seen this pigeon flying around.

Then when we looked closely, he was bringing twigs and leaves to help make a nest. We’ve seen the nest in a tree. It’s a little hard to see but look carefully for the female bird sitting on the nest.

I will keep you informed if we see any babies hatching.

Best wishes

Mrs Leonard 7.6.2020


Hello Finches!

There have been a few of you who have had birthdays while we haven’t been in school so here’s a big shout out and ‘Happy Birthday’ to

Hope you all had a lovely time and got lots of cards and presents.

And some children have got birthdays coming up. Best wishes to those children too.

So you will all be BIG Seven Year Olds by the time you go to the Juniors!


Best Wishes Mrs Leonard 3.6.2020

Hello everyone!

How are you all? I have been doing lots of reading. I love reading. Have you been on Bug Club? There are lots of books and games on there for you to do as well as maths activities in the Abacus maths section.

We hope you will enjoy doing some more activities about water and finding out about the oceans of the world. We’ve also set you lots of things 2do on Purple Mash to keep you busy.

Here are a few water jokes for you.

Remember to stay safe in the sun. Wear a hat and drink plenty of water.

Stay safe

Best wishes, Mrs Leonard 1.6.2020



Spot the dog

Can you see my friend’s dog among the daisies? She is a dalmatian and her name is…Daisy!

Have you been able to take your dog for a walk? Daisy is my friend’s dog. She likes to run about in the fields and woods near her house.

Bye for now

Mrs Leonard 27.5.2020


Hello Everyone

I hope you like the pictures of flowers I have put on the page today. The iris and poppies are growing in my garden. The pansies and the flowering shrub were sent to me by a friend who lives in Wiltshire. She saw them as she was walking her dog in a forest and wanted to share them with us.

Remember to look around as you go on your walks. There are lots of flowers growing that add beautiful colours to our surroundings.

Take care

From Mrs Leonard 24.5.2020

Purple Mash

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 posting 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.


Hi, how are you all?

I’ve been busy this week and so have my grandsons. Have a look at the lego rainbow they made. I’m sure you’ve made lots of lego models too,

They’ve also been busy doing jigsaws and as they are mad about geography they were very happy to complete some new ones.

They also sent me a hedge hug in the post. I’m sure you are all missing your grandparents, families and friends too so why not draw them some pictures or make something.

Missing you all

Best wishes

Mrs Leonard 21.5.2020

Hello everyone!


Hope  you are all keeping happy, safe and well.

I’ve been doing online meetings with my family as I can’t see them at present. Have you been able to see your grandparents, family and friends this way?

Here’s a few more jokes for you

 What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping?

A dino-snore!

 What is fast, loud and crunchy?

A rocket chip!

A village not far from me has had a scarecrow competition and I’ve put a few pictures of some of them

below. i hope you like them.

Take care and be kind and helpful.

Best Wishes,

Mrs Leonard 18.5.2020

Hi there all you Year 2 Finches

What have you all been doing?

I hope you’ve had time to do some of the tasks we’ve suggested for you on the Home Learning page.

How did you celebrate VE day? It was such a lovely day. I hope you were able to get out for a walk. I enjoyed walking round the area near my house and seeing all the houses decorated with flags and bunting. I had some flags up in my windows.

In the Home Learning tasks this week we have planned some activities around Night Time. Look out at the moon this week. It should look quite big and this is the closest the moon will be to earth this year.

Here’s a moon joke for you

What holds the moon up?



Have fun

Best wishes from

Mrs Leonard 11.5.2020

Hello all you Fantastic Finches!

I hope you are all well and you are helping out at home.

Don’t forget to hand in the tasks you complete on Purple Mash. I really enjoy looking at them. There were some great dragon drawings this week.

Friday 8th May is the VE day anniversary. I hope you are able to celebrate it in some way with your family. I will be dressing in red, white and blue and having a picnic on my front lawn.

What do you think about the photos below that I saw on my walk this week? Is is a wheelie bin or a VW camper for a troll? The birds on my neighbour’s sign made me feel very cheerful!


Remember whatever you do take care and stay safe

Best Wishes

Mrs Leonard  4.5.2020



Hello again.

Hope you are all keeping well and looking after each other.

I spotted this creature on my walk this week and thought you might like him.

Take care

From Mrs Leonard

24th April


Hello Finches and families

 I hope you are enjoying the nice weather we have been having. I have been in my gardening checking on the bulbs and plants I planted in the autumn.

Remember to do some school work each day and read a book from Bug Club or read one of your own.

I saw this in a garden when I was on my daily walk. I hope you like it. It made me smile.


Best wishes from Mrs Leonard 17 April


Hello everyone

Have you made and displayed a rainbow?  I have seen lots in the windows of houses when I have been on my daily walk.

Have a lovely Easter

From Mrs Leonard

Hello to all the Fabulous Finches

We hope you and your families are enjoying some fun activities at home and you are all being good for your grown ups.

We can’t wait to hear what you have all been doing.

Having Fun on the Playground!

Useful websites

Bug Club –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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.

Bug Club online reading scheme – 

Your personal log-in details should be in your reading record book. Please speak to a teacher if you need new books or have forgotten your log-in details.

Purple Mash – Look inside your reading record book for your personal log-in details and have some fun!

Library day is Monday for Year 2 so remember to bring in your book to change it every week.

Charity week

Our class charity this year is Claire House.This charity works to help very sick children. It is based in West Derby and it’s aim is to help and support children and families in need.

To raise money Finches class held a sponsored silence. It was amazing how the children managed to keep quiet for so long!

Emma, the representative of the charity, came into class to tell us about the work they do and also brought their mascot, Claire Bear.

Well done to everyone who supported us by sponsoring the children. We raised over £390 for this very worthy charity. Thank you to everyone who came to the Charity assembly. It was so good to see you all.

Superheroes! and film makers

For the next few weeks we will all be developing special powers and becoming Superheroes as we learn about film and cartoon making.

Ian Fennelly- Local artist

We all enjoyed our workshop session with Ian Fennelly, a local artist. He showed the children how to draw and use watercolours effectively.



Hello and welcome

We had a good start to Year 2 in Finches.

We learned that there are over 130 different types of finches (there are 30 different types in our class too!)

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.

On Wednesday we watched a judo demonstration. Chris  the instructor was so good.

It was lovely to see all the parents and carers who came to our Meet the Teachers sesssion on Thursday. We hope that the talk was informative. You can contact us at anytime to make an appointment or discuss any worries.

Next week we are learning about one man bands in our topic of Music- as well as doing lots of singing and music making ourselves.