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Sunflower Class 2023-2024



Hello and welcome to our class page! Our Class Teacher is Mrs Leach and our LSP's are Mrs Jackson, Mrs Giles and Miss Kaid.

In our class we have lots of fun and love learning new things!  laugh


On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have been learning. We look forward to an exciting academic year. smiley


For additional information on what happens in Year 2, please see the attached information which was shared during our Meet the Teacher meetings. If there are any additional questions, feel free to come and speak to Mrs Leach, Mrs Jackson or Mrs Giles on the playground at the end of the school day smiley



English Inspire Workshop


Our English Inspire Workshop will be held on Friday 10th November 10.30am-11.30am.  It would be lovely to see as many parents and carers as possible!  We know that the children love to share their learning experiences with you!

Meet the Teacher


Further information about the year ahead will be uploaded here after our parents/carers meeting, which will be held in the school hall on Wednesday 25th October at 9.00am.

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If there are any queries, please email Mrs Leach on the class email which is:

Thank you for your continued support. 


School Uniform:

Please make sure that your child’s name is written inside all school clothes (cardigans, jumpers, trousers, t shirts and coats). This makes it easier to return misplaced clothes back to their rightful owners. Remember, if your child takes their jumper/cardigan off in class, then it is their responsibility to keep it safe!



Children will be given 1 piece of homework every week, along with spellings to learn. Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned the following Wednesdayso we can monitor your child's learning. If you need any help completing your child's homework then please speak to class teachers at the end of the school day. We are always happy to help! 



At Reddal Hill, we follow the 'Kinetic Letters' handwriting scheme. Your child will have daily handwriting lessons. If you need any support with this, please speak to your child's class teacher. 



Reading Books:

We love reading in Sunflower Class and have a voting station in class, where children can vote for their preferred class read. Children's reading books are changed weekly, but this is not on a set day so it is very important that your child brings their book bag to school every day. Please write a comment in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read. We have a 'read to succeed' reward scheme where your child will receive bronze, silver and gold badges depending on the number of reads they complete at home.  We also reward our platinum readers with a book token that they can use towards purchasing a book of their choice! The scheme is as follows:


Bronze reading badge = 45 reads

Silver reading badge = 90 reads

Gold reading badge = 135 reads

Platinum reader = an additional 50 books 


P.E Days: 

P.E days are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that appropriate footwear is worn and PE clothing is appropriate for the weather, as our lessons will be outdoors on the playground. Please make sure that your child's name is written inside all PE clothes. Important: No jewellery is permitted to be worn during our P.E lessons.  Children will not be allowed to cover their piercings with plasters.  If your children cannot remove earrings independently then please ensure these are removed before the school day.



Additional Information:

All children in Year 2 have usernames and passwords for Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars, Purple Mash and Bug Club. These can be found in their reading records.

Please encourage your child to use Mathletics in order to enhance their Mathematical progress. Purple Mash is a fantastic resource as it covers all areas taught across the curriculum and helps children consolidate their learning. By the end of Year 2 children should be confident at reciting their 2,3,5 and 10 times tables. Hit the button is a fantastic resource that allows children to consolidate their times tables knowledge in a fun way!





School and Eco Councillors:

A huge congratulations to Levi and Lacie-Marie who are our School Councillors, and Greyson who is our Eco Councillor.



Children in Need



Maths - Money - November 2023


This week, during our Maths lessons, we have been looking at money. We started the week off looking at coins and recognising the value of these. As the week progressed, we started to look at making amounts. We had a go at using the coins to make the amount and we even had a go at finding more than one way of doing this. 

Anti-Bullying Week


During the week commencing Monday 13th November, we took part in a range of activities to support anti-bullying week.  Throughout the week, we explored what bullying is and how we do not tolerate bullying within our school.  We talked about what we can do if we are being bullied and how we can show kindness to others in our daily lives.

UK Parliament Week


On Friday 10th November, to celebrate Parliament week, we explored UK Parliament and it's role in running our country. We revisited British Values and discussed what they mean for our country, to us personally and as a whole school!  We then looked at the houses of Parliament in detail, using Google Earth, before completing our own Big Ben Symmetrical drawings.  We enjoyed showing the skills we have been learning in maths during this activity.

Remembrance Day


During the week beginning Monday 6th November,  we learnt about Remembrance Day and why we take part in it each year. The children discussed the word 'peace', revisiting their learning from their recent R.E. lessons. We then wrote down what peace means to us, before creating our own poppies to take home.



On Wednesday 9th November, we learnt about Diwali - the festival of light! We enjoyed learning all about Diwali and watching video clips of families preparing for the celebration.  We then created some beautiful Rangoli patterns and Mehndi designs.

Year 2 Visit to Selly Manor Museum


On Wednesday 11th October, Year 2 visited Selly Manor Museum.  The children had such a wonderful time sharing their knowledge of the Great Fire of London during the interactive storytelling session and the tour of the Manor house! The children learnt more about what life was like during 1666 and enjoyed re-enacting the events of the great fire. Take a look at the photographs to see how much fun we had!

World Mental Health Day


To celebrate World Mental Health Day, on Tuesday 10th October, we talked about the ways we can look after our own mental health and others around us too! We watched a video clip, presented by Ant and Dec to introduce us to the topic, before designing and creating some wonderful posters to display in our classrooms.  The children have enjoyed seeing their posters in the classroom; they are a lovely way to remind us of the things we can do to support our mental health.  Well done Sunflower Class!


National Libraries Week and Poetry Day


On Monday 3rd October, to celebrate National libraries week and poetry day, Sunflower Class spent some time in our school library.  They enjoyed listening to and reading a range of poems and each found a cosy spot to read their chosen books.  What a lovely afternoon they had!

Black History Month


To celebrate Black History Month, we learnt all about Claudia Jones' life and the very first Carribean carnival she organised .  We then created our own carnival masks and flags!

European Day of Languages


On Tuesday 26th September, we celebrated the European day of languages.  We had a wonderful day, using French and Spanish greetings! We answered the morning register in French and the afternoon register in Spanish.  We then spent the afternoon learning the French words for colours before colouring a patchwork elephant by reading French colour names and colouring the corresponding squares. 


Roald Dahl Day


On Wednesday 13th September, we celebrated Roald Dahl Day.  We learnt about the famous author Roald Dahl, read an extract from his book, 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and created our own 'magical medicine potions'.  We had such a lovely time and enjoyed the extract so much that we decided to continue reading the book as our class read!  Take a look at some of our own 'marvellous medicines' below...


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King Charles' Coronation


On Friday 5th May, the children came dressed in Red, White and Blue to celebrate the coronation of King Charles.

We made our own royal crowns, made a design for a Coronation mug before having our own tea party to celebrate. 




Science Experiment

During the Summer term, we are learning all about plants. On Thursday 27th April, we had a virtual tour of the Eden Project, exploring the different biomes on their site. After this, we then worked in groups to make our own greenhouses and planted seeds inside. Miss Slater also planted some seeds, but she didn't put her in a greenhouse. We are going to investigate whether the plants will grow better in the greenhouse or outside of the greenhouse. Most of us think that the seeds will grow better inside a greenhouse! We will be observing the growth of the seeds in our greenhouses. We predict that our seeds will grow faster than Miss Slater's, so let's see who is right smiley








Eid Al-Fitr

To celebrate Eid, we made our own cards and completed some Eid colouring. We learn about the meaning of the festival, why Muslims fast and how they know when it is time to stop fasting. Many of the children in the class had fantastic knowledge.

We hope everyone who celebrated Eid had a lovely time laugh








Easter Egg Hunt


On Friday 31st March, we had a very 'egg-citing' treat! We took part in an Easter Egg Hunt and worked together as a team to see if we could find all of the Easter Eggs! We had so much fun and couldn't wait to have our Easter treat at the end of the day. laugh








Dudley Zoo


We had such an amazing trip to Dudley Zoo. We saw so many different animals, from Tigers to Tortoises and Artic Foxes to Giraffes. 

The children had the opportunity to engage in an interesting workshop about habitats and got to feed the Gibbons some seeds.

Christmas 2022 


Christmas Week 2022 has been fantastic! We have completed so many different Christmas activities and had the most amazing week!

Here is what we got up to:

We took part in Christmas Jumper Day and raised a fantastic amount of money for charity and visited Santa's pop up grotto.






We had breakfast with Santa and watched The Snowman.




We had the most wonderful afternoon singing Christmas songs in our Carol Concert.

We had a superb Christmas party with games and food.









We finished the week with a Christmas Winter Wonderland disco in the hall with the PTA.


An amazing week Year 2 and a brilliant end to our first term!

Have the best Christmas holidays! Stay safe, see you in January!  laugh

Children in Need


On Friday 18th November, we all came to school in spotty clothing to celebrate and raise money for Children in Need!  We created a Pudsey bookmark, coaster and completed some colouring to celebrate the amazing charity! A brilliant way to highlight the importance of Children in Need; well done Sunflower Class!





On Thursday 17th November, we had a very special visit from Alesha's mum! We are currently learning about the basic needs of animals and Alesha's mum kindly brought in a selection of her pets. We had a brilliant afternoon, learning all about these animals!









Anti-Bullying Week

During the week commencing Monday 14th November, we took part in Anti-Bullying Week. 

On Monday 14th November, we all wore odd socks to school to highlight that we understand that even though we all have different traits, we all still need to be treated equally and celebrate how unique we all are! We also completed a range of activities to highlight the importance of this event. We discussed what it means to be a good friend and how we can help each other. 




Parliament Week

On Tuesday 15th November, we participated in a lesson all about parliament, the government and prime ministers to celebrate UK Parliament Week.  We had our very own democratic vote to choose two school councillors. The speeches were absolutely amazing, and it was really difficult to choose the two children to represent our class this year!

Well done, Sunflower class! 





Road Safety Week


On Monday 14th November, we discussed the importance of road safety and how to avoid danger when crossing the road! We took part in some quizzes where we looked at safety on the road. We then completed a 'safe/unsafe' activity where we had to look at the pictures and decide if it was safe or unsafe to cross the road. We also ordered the Green Cross Code pictures.

You are all road safety heroes. Well done, Sunflowers!







Remembrance Day

On Friday 11th November we discussed the importance of Remembrance Day. We spoke about how we remember the soldiers who unfortunately lost their lives during the war. We then collaged a poppy to help us remember.







Autumn Term

Year 2 Christmas 2021 - Polar Express

Year 2 Christmas 2021 - Breakfast with Santa!

Year 2 Christmas 2021 - Christmas Tree decorating!

Wear Red Day - Show Racism the Red Card!

Year 2 Languages Day - Wednesday 28th September 2021

Autumn 1 Science Experiments - Uses of Everyday Materials

Autumn 1 Science Experiments - What is the best material for a hamster cage?

Sunflower Class 2020-2021 - Archive

DT- We made fruit smoothies - They were DELICIOUS! We even had a go at cutting the fruit with a knife correctly!

DT - Sliders and Levers topic - We had fun creating sliders and levers for the Great Fire of London

Science Materials investigation - What is the most suitable material for a hamster's cage?


To My Little Sunflowers


                          Hello there my little Sunflower Class,                           

I hope you’re safe and well,

I wonder when we’ll see each other?,

Only time will tell.


I wanted to write this poem,

To say how much you’re missed,

All your hard work you have shown me,

Your effort will not be dismissed.


Your creative stories in English,

Your fantastic drawings in Art,

All of these things makes me so proud,

Whilst we are apart.


Miss Scott and I have been very busy,

Planning things for your return,

Our next topic in Science is Plants,

Have you ever heard of a fern?


I miss your enthusiasm to learn,

Your warm, gentle smile,

I can’t wait to give you all a hug,

It’s been a very long while!


So all I have left to say,

Is this isn’t going to be forever,

Every day is one step closer,

To us all being back together!

The Gruffalo Story

Something to make you lot giggle! I'm smiling now but I wasn't at the time! Here is the photo of the time I was late for school because my kitchen flooded!! I know you all have been dying to see the photo!

A great story to read to your child if they are worried about what is happening right now! You can even try to identify the rhyming words in the story!

Please find some useful website you can access at home whilst your child cannot attend school:








Friday 25th October - Diwali - Rangoli Patterns

Mental Health Day - Thursday 10th Ocotber 2019

Macmillan Cancer Awareness Day - Friday 4th October 2019

Languages Day - Thursday 26th September 2019

Rugby Tots - Tuesday 24th September 2019

Sunflower Class 2018-2019


Hello and welcome to our class page! Our Class Teacher is Miss Eades and our LSP is Mrs Jackson. In our class we have lots of fun and love learning new things! On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have been getting up to.smiley 


Dates for your Diary:


For any upcoming dates or reminders, please check the calendar section of this website

Here are a couple of important upcoming dates:


mailThursday 27th June- Sports Day



Important Information


     School Uniform: 

Please make sure that your child’s name is written inside all school clothes (cardigans, jumpers, trousers, PE kits and coats). This makes it easier to give out misplaced clothes back to their rightful owners. smiley Remember if you take your jumper off in class, place it in the jumper box to keep it safe!



This will be sent out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Children will be given weekly spellings which will also be sent out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. Remember to practice your spellings as often as you can!




By Year 2 children should be joining their handwriting. Please practice handwriting and correct letter formation as much as you can at home. We follow the Nelson Handwriting Scheme. If you're unsure of anything please come in and ask my any questions. smiley


Changing Books:

Reading books are changed weekly, but this is not on a set day so it is very important that your child brings their book bag to school every day. Please write a comment in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read.


Reading at home is extremely beneficial for your child. Therefore there will be a weekly reading challenge for all of the children in the class. Everytime a child reads at home and an adult writes in their reading record they will get a raffle ticket. At the end of each week there will be a raffle and the child chosen from the raffle will then receive a prize. smiley


PE Days:

PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has the

correct PE kit in school- black pumps, black shorts and a white or blue t-shirt. Also make sure your child removed any jewellery on PE days otherwise they will not be able to take part in the lesson. 


Praise Assembly:  

Every Friday at 9:00am we have our Praise Assembly. We celebrate our successes by having a VIP, Write of the Week, Maths Mind and Sports Player of the Week.


This week our congratulations go to:


VIP: Mohamed


Maths Mind of the Week: Zi-Han



Writer of the Week: Ajer



Sport Player of the Week: Ofelia



Reader of the Week: Megan




Children also get rewarded for their good behaviour, once they get 6 stamps on their achievement card then they will receive a certificate in assembly. Look out for a slip in your child's bookbag!

School Council:

Our School Council Representatives are:

Zi-Han and Emily


Additional Information:

All children in Year 2 have usernames and passwords for Mathletics, Purple Mash and Bug Club. These can be found in their homework books. Please encourage your child to use Mathletics and Bug Club in order to enhance their Mathematical and Reading progress. Purple Mash is a fantastic resource as it covers all areas taught across the curriculum and helps children consolidate their learning. By the end of Year 2 children should be confident at reciting their 2,3,5 and 10 times tables, hit the button is a fantastic resource that allows children to consolidate their times tables knowledge in a fun way! smiley



SATs Reward!

On Friday 7th June we had our own pizza party to celebrate all of our hard work during our Special Agent Training. We had a fantastic morning, designing our own pizzas, making chef hats, trying pizza toppings and making our own pizza! This was then followed by biscuits and ice cream!!  


                                 Weston Park

On Friday 10th May we visited Weston Park. We had such a fantastic day learning about Victorian toys, we were lucky enough to play with some old fashioned toys, dress up and make peg people! What a super day it was- even if we did get a little wet!





Changes Within Living Memory 


Our new topic is 'Changes Within Living Memory', which means we will be learning all about events, fashion, transport, music, toys through the decades. On Hook Day, we baked a chocolate cake using a recipe from the 1940’s. It tasted delicious! We had the opportunity to play with old fashioned toys including an egg and spoon race, dolls, a drum and a Jacob’s ladder!  In the 1940’s children had lots of fun creating their own toys. We had a fantastic time making our very own sock puppets! We have watched some television programmes from different decades. They are very different to what we watch today! What a fantastic hook day! :) 



 Sea Life Centre 


On Friday 22nd March we visited the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham! We saw lots of amazing sea creatures and learnt lots of interesting facts! Take a look at some of our pictures from our fantastic day! :)



World Book Day!

On Thursday 7th March we celebrated World Book Day. We all came to School dressed up as their favourite book characters and they all looked fantastic! During the afternoon we got to design a new book token for a special competition, and then we were very lucky because Mrs Potter came and read us some stories! Take a look at our fantastic costumes! :)






Rugby Tots!

On Tuesday 29th January, we had another visit from Katie! Katie came and delivered another extremely fun rugby session! We learnt lots about Rugby and developed our skills and knowledge through different key activities, we especially enjoyed the tag rugby! We all has so much fun! This is what we got up to! :) 



  Under the Sea (Spring Term)  

Take a look at our amazing homework! Miss Eades and Mrs Jackson are so impressed! Well done everyone! :) 



During Hook Day we got up to lots of exciting things to get us ready for our new topic! We made sea creature paper plates, created an under the sea scene using an egg box, painted divers and collaged some sea creature! We all had so much fun and now have a lovely new display board! :) 



Christmas Week 2018

On Tuesday 18th December we had a very special morning! We got to have lots of yummy treats in the classroom and then Santa came to visit us!!  On Wednesday 19th December, we got our pyjamas on and watched a Christmas film. We also had some delicious hot chocolate! On Thursday 20th December, we had our Christmas party! We played lots of games, had a visit from Santa, had some more yummy food and danced the afternoon away with our friends! Merry Christmas everyone! 


Christmas Workshop

On Thursday 13th December, we had our very own Christmas workshop! We were very lucky as some of our family joined us to get into the festive spirit! We had made festive biscuits earlier on in the week, so today we got to decorate and eat them! After that, made some Christmas wreaths to take home which looked fantastic! Then, we told a few Christmas jokes and finished our workshop off by singing some Christmas songs to the parents with Buttercup Class. What a fantastic morning and thank you to all those who came along to support. Have a lovely Christmas! smiley





Christmas Cracker Santa Express!


On Wednesday 12th December we had our Christmas Trip! We boarded the Severn Valley Railway to take us to Highly. On our return journey, we were extremely lucky as we got a gift from Santa! We all had an excellent day, take a look at some of our pictures! smiley



World Mental Health Day


On Wednesday 10th October it was World Mental Health Day. During our afternoon we learnt about mental health and how a person

feels is they have mental health problems. In Miss Dallison's classroom we spoke about our worries and wrote them all down and shared them with each other. With Miss Eades we spoke about self-esteem and confidence. We discussed what made us feel happy and who we can talk to if we ever feel sad. 



Languages Afternoon

On Friday 28th September, we took part in Languages a languages afternoon! We learnt French, Spanish and Polish and had lots of fun doing different activities. We all had such a fantastic day!



Rugby Tots

On Tuesday 25th September, we had a visit from Katie! Katie came and delivered an extremely fun rugby session! We learnt lots about Rugby and developed our skills through different key activities. Take a look at what we got up to, we all had so much fun! 



Healthy Schools Week!


From Monday 17th September - Friday 21st September we celebrated Healthy Schools Week. Throughout the week, we  took part in a PE afternoon, designed a healthy lunchbox and even got to try lots of exotic fruits! We learnt all about being healthy and why it's important to exercise and eat a balanced diet. What a fantastic week we had! smiley



Freshwater Theatre Company


On Wednesday 19th September, Freshwater Theatre Company visited us. The drama teacher taught us about The Great Fire of London through acting and dancing. The workshop was very fun and it brought our topic to life!




Image result for fire clipartFire Fire! Image result for fire clipart

Our topic for the Autumn term is 'Fire'. Throughout this term we will learn all about the Great Fire of London and fire safety. We will understand exactly how this important historical event occurred. We will also learnt how different life was in the past compared to now. On Monday 17th September, we had our Hook Day and we completed lots of fun activities. We made fire fighter helmets, made a fire poster, and even pretended to be bakers and made our own 17th Century Bread. We had lots of fun and can't wait to start learning more about The Great Fire of London. Take a look at our pictures! smiley