Finches – Year 2

Welcome to Finches!

We are a Year 2 class.

Our class teacher is Miss Smith.

Our class teacher from November 1st is Miss Henesy

Our learning support assistant is Mrs Sharp

Our topic list for the year can be found here: Year 2 Topics 2021-2022

Please look at our class story on ClassDojo for the latest news and photographs showing what we have been doing in class.

Check the Year 2 Newsletter page for our most recent Newsletter, these newsletters are also posted weekly on Finches class Dojo page: Year 2 Newsletters

Please see a message below from Miss Henesy who will be taking over from Miss Smith after half-term.


Year 2 Expectations

Dear parents & carers,

Thank you for attending the meet the teacher zoom session. It was so nice to see some of you and have the opportunity to talk about some of the things the children will be doing in year 2. As mentioned in the meeting, there is a document outlining the expectations of the children and a description of what they will be learning in each subject.

Please find this document via this link: Year 2 expectations.


Salad Making

Well done Finches for trying our cheese salad!
I am super proud of how many of you tried new things that you had not tasted before.

Well done! You made a very tasty salad 😁🥗










New Topic

Our new topic over the next few weeks will be “Inventors and Inventions”.








New Topic

Our new topic over the next few weeks will be “Over and Under Ground”.








New Topic

Our new topic this week will be “Marvelous Mistakes”. We will be learning all about Alexander Fleming and his accidental discovery.








Hello Finches!

Welcome to year 2!

I hope that you have had a fantastic summer! I look forward to hearing all of the lovely things that you have been doing.

We return to school on Wednesday 1st September, ready for us to start our journey as Finches together.

This year we will be learning about lots of different things. Our topic on our first few days back will be all about our class bird the Finch. Here is a useful website to help you learn some new facts about our class bird.

10 Fun Facts About Finches


  • Book bags and reading books should be sent into school each day.
  • All belongings should have children’s names on, this includes PE kits, book bags, coats and water bottles.
  • PE and Library days will be confirmed shortly.
  • Homework will be set using Class Dojo/Purple Mash on a Friday, to be in by Tuesday if possible. You will also find homework on our newsletter each week (see above) along with a list of spellings we will be practising in school that week.


Useful Websites 

Bug Club: All children have been allocated books on Bug Club to read. Their individual log in details will be placed in the front of their reading record books.

Purple Mash: Children will have their personal log in details put into their reading record book for Purple Mash. The children all know how to navigate Purple Mash and there are lots of learning resources available. We encourage children to practice logging on and off Purple Mash independently. They should all know their log in details from memory by now.

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 will be in the front of their reading record books.