Linnets – Year 2

Welcome to Linnets class page

We are a Year 2 class

Our class teacher is Miss Poole.

Hello Lovely Linnets!

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.

9.00-9.30Sandra, Mila, Charlotte, Henry, William, Luke,

9.45-10.15- Sophia, Betty, Amira, Ava, Ruthie, Emily,

10.30-11.00- Joseph, Dylan, Jeremy, Franco, Matilda, Lilly,

11.15-11.45- Alex, Liam, Zac, Edith, Holly, Cora

12.00-12.30- Lee, Mason, Krishnan, Byrne, Jacob, Mohamed

 

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

Miss Poole

 

28 June 2020

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Tuesday 30th June

Hello the lovely Linnets,

I hope you are having an amazing week so far and enjoyed the voice message I recorded for you all. You really are all so amazing!

I have been looking at all the amazing work on Purple Mash and have seen who has been trying hard with their reading on Bug Club too. Keep it up! Even though the weather is not as good this week make sure you go for walks with your adults to keep healthy and you could even explore the outside looking for mini beasts that might be about. You could then try draw what you saw on your walk or in your garden. I saw a large snail in my outside area so I will have a go at drawing it with a pencil and paper. Hopefully it ends up looking something like this…

 

Have a wonderful week and keep positive. Do some mindfulness if you want to relax and feel ready for the day. This could be colouring in, yoga or listening to relaxing music. Remember to keep reading lots on BugClub, I like adding more books for you to read. So read as much as you like as there is always more books!

Keep listening to your adults and being the superstars that you are!

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

 

Friday 26th June

Hello the lovely Linnets,

I hope you are well and having lots of fun at home. I hope if you support Liverpool you are feeling extra happy today as your team has won the Premier League this year. Congratulations LFC. It is amazing for the City of Liverpool when either team win something special and we should be proud of them whether you support them or not.

Remember to check your 2Dos on Purple Mash and our Home Learning page to find suggested activities you can do as well as Active learn for maths activities and Bug club for reading books. I am so proud of you all and all the hard work you keep doing. Keep listening to your adults and being the superstars that you are!

Have a nice weekend Linnets.

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

 

 

 

Thursday 25th June 

Hello the lovely Linnets,

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

Love Miss Poole xx

Tuesday 23rd June

Hello the lovely Linnets,

I have enjoyed looking at all your amazing pieces of work on Purple Mash. Some children have been very busy completing lots of activities, well done! If you want to post your work to our Purple Mash display board in your comment please write ‘post me’. I can also see lots of you have been logging into Bug Club and reading lots, keep it up! Remember I can set you more books so read as many as you like. This week it has been lovely seeing lots of you at the hub completing lovely crafts and mindfulness activities.

Your adults will have received an email about us creating a video clip of all year two children which we will send to you. You can send in drawing of something you have enjoyed whilst being at Sudley Infants and then make a short video telling us about your favourite picture or memory. These can then be sent to the email address your adults were told to us. Remember we need your adults permission to share your video and photograph with the year two families. This will be a lovely way to for you to keep a memory of Sudley Infants and cannot wait to hear what your favourite memories are and the pictures you make.

I have been reading lots this week and practising an instrument I used to play when I was younger. The instrument is the flute, the flute is a part of the woodwind family. It has been a little tricky remembering everything I used to know but if I keep practising it should get easier. The hardest part is breathing properly to make sure it sounds lovely to listen to. Here is a picture of a flute, have you been playing with any musical instruments since being at home or done some body percussion?

 

I hope you all have a fabulous week and keep postive. I miss you all so much and I am so proud of you all. Keep listening to your adults and being the superstars that you are!

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

P.S. Here is a picture of my dog Teddy, he has had his summer haircut so he can keep cool. He looks a lot cleaner now too!

Monday 15th June

Hello the lovely Linnets,

I hope you are starting the new week feeling positive about getting to learn lots of new things on our topic, maths and english or you might be in the hub as well as having lots of fun.

Remember it is important to also make sure our mental health is well looked after too. In school we do lots of mindfulness and use the Roar scale to check in on our feelings. At home you could share with an adult your Roar number. To feel good you might like make some time to do some yoga, a breathing exercise, some relaxing colouring in or reading your favourite book. Doing something you enjoy will make you feel even better so try to do a relaxing activity whenever you can. You are all superstars and I really enjoy seeing the work you do on Purple Mash and Abacus as well as seeing what books you have been reading on Bug Club. I cannot wait to hear about all the fabulous things you have done at home. I am lucky to see the excellent arts and crafts some of you do in the Hub too and look forward to seeing it.

The weather is beautiful today but over the weekend we had some rain and thunderstorms, did you see or hear the thunder and lightening? I loved watching it out of my window and hearing the rain fall it is very relaxing. My Mum saw a double rainbow just before the thunder and lightening started but she did not manage to get a photo! Did you see a rainbow?

Keep listening to your adults and being the superstars that you are!

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

 

Here is a picture of our Roar Rainbow. Remember 1 is the worst day ever and 10 is the best day ever. How are feeling today? I am a 9 today. I am going to do some Yoga after my lunch, I enjoy it and it makes me feel even better.

Saturday 13th June

Hello to the lovely Linnets,

I hope you are all having lots of fun. It was lovely to be back in school this week and see some of you doing lots of fun activities. We did a sketch a long to learn how to draw a Minion, a Nature Scavenger Hunt in the play ground and some arts and crafts. It was lots of fun. The weather is starting to be a bit brighter this week so why don’t you try to do your own Scavenger Hunt and see what you can find outside whether it be in the garden or on a walk.

I am loving seeing all your amazing work on Purple Mash as well as seeing all the maths work you have done on Abacus. Some of you have been reading so much on Bug Club too and it is great to see. I miss you all reading to me and us reading together. Remember to check the Home Learning page to find some activities to do. I have added some Julia Donaldson books in Bug Club as she is part of our topic this week so try read some of her books. I have been reading lots of different books this week. They have been History books with lots of information in and I have been learning about lots of different events and important people in history. Do you think the books I am reading are fiction or non fiction? Why? What books have you enjoyed reading? I cannot wait to hear all about them soon.

Keep listening to your adults and being the superstars that you are!

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

P.S. Here is a link to some Julia Donaldson stories you can watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p06vkmht

Wednesday 10th June

Hi the lovely Linnets,

I hope you are enjoying your time whether it be at school in the Hub or at home. I have been looking at all your work on Purple Mash and I am so impressed with how hard you have been working. Remember if you want your work to be shared when you save your work type ‘post me’. Then we have can add it onto our Dashboard. I have also being looking at BugClub and abacus, I make sure you have plenty of books so if you read lots it is okay, I will add even more books so you can keep reading! Also, check in on the Year two Home Learning Page to find our suggested activities for English, Maths and Topic. I cannot wait to hear about all the fantastic things you have done at home when we next see each other.

The weather is not as sunny this week and has been raining somedays. I am glad as that means the plants and flowers can get the much needed water they will need to grow and stay healthy. I love seeing colourful flowers and plants on my walk, do you see any when you are outside that you think are beautiful? You could try drawing this flower or plant when you get home using pencils, crayons, paints or maybe chalk! I also ordered some new books to read as well as some new books for our classroom. One of the books I ordered is a book my Dad used to read to me before bed and it is all about Greek Mythology, this links to our topic Olympics we did earlier on in Spring. It has great illustrations of the Greek Myths and it is kind of like a comic book. I cannot wait to show you it when we are back as well as the other books.

Keep listening to your adults and being the superstars that you are!

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

P.S Here is a funny photo my sister sent me of her dog Lola when she was wearing glasses. Lola is a Shorkie and is nearly five years old.

Thursday 4th June

Whole school sails art project

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.

Monday 1st June

Hello the lovely Linnets,

I hope you are all having lots of fun whether you are at home or at the school hub. The weather has been amazing this week and I have enjoyed looking at all the beautiful flowers in bloom because of the sunshine. I have been looking at all the amazing work you have been completing on Purple Mash and I am so proud of you all, well done!

I have finished the book I mentioned in an earlier post, the answer was Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. It was so magical just like when I have read it before and it is even better than the film.

I also watched the NASA and Space X journey which had the first astronauts to go to the International Space Station from NASA x Space X for over nine years. It was very cool seeing it take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida and travel so quickly to space! Would you like to travel to space? What do you think you would see? Here is a link to the NASA website for children, check with an adult and visit the link to find out more cool facts about space. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Here is a picture of the two astronauts who travelled to the International Space Station, their names are Bob and Doug.

Keep listening to your adults and checking our class website to see what I have been up to as well as the home learning page to find some suggested activities you could try!

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

 

Thursday 21st March

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 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.

Thursday 21st March

Hello the Lovely Linnets,

I hope you have had lots of fun this week and enjoying the beautiful weather. I have been sitting in my garden and painting enjoying the sunshine. I cannot wait to hear what you have doing. I also have loved looking at all of your work on Purple Mash and I am really proud of the amazing work you have done, such superstars! Keep checking your 2Dos on Purple Mash as more is added to it each week and log into Abacus and Bug Club for some maths activities and to read books too.

This week I started reading a new book, I wonder if you can guess the book. The first chapter is called ‘The Boy Who Lived’ and it is all about a magic. Also my water bottle in school has a picture of the four houses in the book on it… Can you guess the book yet? Tell an adult at home your answer and see if they can help if you get a bit stuck. What books have you been reading? I cannot wait till we are all back together choosing exciting books to read and relaxing in our lovely reading corner!

Next week I think I will try and practise an old instrument I used to play when I was younger, I will let you know how I get on!

Keep listening to your adults and checking our class website to see what I have been up to.

Miss you all,

Love Miss Poole xx

Here is the picture of my painting from this week, I used acrylic paint and a small canvas to do this. What do you think of it?

 

Also here is a picture of my dog Teddy from a while back when we visited Wales for a weekend trip. We went to look at an old castle’s ruins, it was sometimes a little tricky as the hill was steep and Teddy is quite small. It is called Dolforwyn Castle and it was at the top of a hill, can you remember why castles are normally at the top of a hill or next to the sea? Tell an adult at home if you know the answer. I enjoyed imagining all the different people that lived and worked there and wondering what it would look like now if the whole castle was still there.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May

Hello the Lovely Linnets,

I hope you are keeping yourselves busy at home and having lots of fun. Maybe even doing some work from our Home Learning Tab or Purple Mash. I have enjoyed looking at the work you have been doing on Purple Mash, I am very proud of you all!

This week I have been playing some board games of an evening like Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit- I won both games. I think this evening we might play Monopoly. Lets hope I win this too!

Keep having lots of fun at home and listening to your adults. Cannot wait to hear about everything you have been up to when we are back together.

Miss you all,

Miss Poole x

 

Hello my Lovely Linnets,

I hope you are all having lots of fun at home and maybe doing some learning when you can. This week I have been reading one of my favourite books in the sunshine each day with my pet dog Teddy, it made me feel like I was on holiday with him! You could try this too.

On Friday 8th May it is VE day. I am going to listen to the song ‘We will meet again’ sang live by Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins and have a picnic dinner. What are you doing to celebrate? I cannot wait to hear about it when we are back in school.

Keep safe at home and listen to your adults.

Miss Poole x

Say Hello to Teddy! It was hard for me to get a photograph of him sat still, he is normally running around or asleep!

 

 

 

 

Hello my Lovely Linnets,

I hope you are all having lots of fun at home, I cannot wait to hear about it when you come back to school. I am sure you are all being superstars for your adults at home and keeping safe.
Underneath here are some links to websites that are safe and free to use at home but remember your online safety! Also, if you look on the Home Learning tab there are links there and a document with some fun activities you might like to do at home, these link to what you would have been doing in school.

Keep on having lots of fun and see you soon,

Miss Poole x

Here is a lovely rainbow I spotted when out on my daily walk! How many rainbows can you see on your daily walk?

 

 

Useful websites

Here are some useful websites that are free that have lots of lovely activities you can do if you would like. Links to Active Learn for both bug club for reading and Abacus for maths. Purple mash for a range of subjects activities. Enjoy!

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.

 

Welcome parents and children of Linnets class!

Last week we had a very exciting week going on our first school trip in Year 2. We went to LJMU I.M Marsh and worked in different groups when we were there. In our groups we got to explore the campus. Our groups got to look for mini beasts using a magnifying glass in different locations around the University, we went into the forest school and we even got to make some bird houses and feeder! We had lots of fun on our trip. That afternoon we wrote a recount about our trip.

This week we have our breakfast assembly on Tuesday morning, we look forward to seeing you all there.

Reminders:

  • This week we have our breakfast assembly on Tuesday morning.

  • It is parents meetings this week. Remember on Thursday we have no year 2 school clubs due to there being parents meetings both before and after school. There will be a club the first week on the Thursday back after half-term.

  • Children need to bring their reading book into school everyday. This will then be returned the same day for the children to continue at home. It is the child’s responsibility to empty their bag out each morning and put their book into their basket on their table as well as put it back into their book bag at the end of the day. If the book is finished the book should be placed in the ‘Change me’ basket in the morning. It is the child’s responsibility to get the book out of their bag and place it in the correct basket. The children will have been doing this since Reception. We foster independence in school and want the children to be self sufficient. The children also have access to Bug Club at home via computer, tablet or iPad. The login for this will be in the front of the reading record.

  • Please remember that P.E is Thursday morning so children are to come into school in their P.E kit with their school uniform ready to change into.

Many thanks,

Miss Poole

 

 

 

We have had a very busy couple of weeks. We have learnt so much about The Great Fire of London in topic as well as looking at facts about our capital city London and famous landmarks there. We have also continued reading lots of books from our reading corner. Each day we now read our class novel ‘Wizard vs. Lizard’ By Simon Philip and cannot wait to find out how Fred does in the wizard challenge. On our non curriculum day this book was our focus; we wrote about magical spells inspired from the book, designed our own witches and wizard hats and did our very own potions class with some even bubbling over the pots when we added the right amount of fairy dust!

Reminders:

  • Please remember that P.E is Thursday morning so children are to come into school in their P.E kit with their school uniform ready to change into.

  • This week on Wednesday 16th October we go to Liverpool John Moores I.M Marsh in the morning on a trip. If children could wear old shoes/boots and bottoms and bring in their uniform to change into when we return back to school please.

  • Week beginning 21st October is parents evening, if you could make sure you return the slip in so that you get a time slot if you wish to get an appointment.

  • Spellings will go out on Monday and should be returned on a Friday. The children should make sure they bring their spelling book back in please.

  • Homework comprehension is handed out on a Friday, this should be handed in by the following Tuesday.

 

Many thanks,

Miss Poole

 

We had a fantastic week in Linnets. In class we have already read so many books together and all love our reading corner. Last week we especially enjoyed going on our mini beast hunt, we found lots of different creatures on our hunt in our playground. Then we collected the information and made a graph to show where the most mini beasts could be found and discussed why we thought different areas had more or less creatures there. Lots of us knew information on mini beasts but after this we all were experts on them!

This week we are learning about the Underground.

Reminders:

  • Please remember that P.E is Thursday morning so children are to come into school in their P.E kit with their school uniform ready to change into.

  • Spellings will go out on Monday and on a Friday, the children should make sure they bring their spelling book back in please.

  • After school clubs will be allocated this week, a letter will be sent home with further information.

 

Many thanks,

Miss Poole

 

 

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It was lovely to see all the parents and carers who came to our Meet the Teachers session on Thursday. I hope that the talk was informative. A newsletter will be sent home each week full of key information for that week and our class website will be updated regularly. We are going to have a fabulous year in Linnets!

In Linnets class we have had an amazing first week settling in and catching up with our friends about what we did over summer. We learnt lots of new facts about Linnets and we all now know how to tell if a Linnet is male or female by its colouring! Our Linnet display is full of the split pin birds we made. This is on display by our reading corner. Finally, we decided on our class rules in R.E. Everyone contributed rules and together we were able to think of four simple rules to remember that covered everything we should adhere to in school and on the playground. These are on display in our classroom.

 

This week we will be learning about body percussion and have been looking at one man bands.

Reminders:

  • Please remember that P.E is Thursday morning so children are to come into school in their P.E kit (indoor kit) with their school uniform ready to change into.

  • Spellings will go out on Monday and on a Friday, the children should make sure they bring their spelling book back in please.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Miss Poole

 

Linnets Class Rules

 

 

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School starts on Monday 2nd September at 8:50am.

Our ‘Meet the Teacher’ session is on Thursday 5th September at 2:30pm. You will find out what goes on throughout the year and also have the chance to ask any questions about Year 2.

Our first topic is learning about our class bird, The Common Linnet. We are going to have an amazing year together in year 2 and I cannot wait to see you all!

 

Important information for this year

  • Please bring in both outdoor and indoor P.E kits in the same bag.

  • Make sure that your book bag is in everyday and your name is on all of your belongings.

 

Thanks,

Miss Poole