Finches – Year 2

We are a Year 2 class.

Our class teachers are Mrs Morris and Mrs Leonard.

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.