Exercising

Today in Science we started to think about all the different ways we can exercise. Here were our ideas:

Running
Jumping
Weight-lifting
Walking
Gym
Climbing
Sit-ups
Star jumps
Jogging
Press-ups
Swimming
Burpees
Races
Tennis
Monkey bars
Cycling
Football
Basketball
Dancing
Bridge
Hopping

We then completed a challenge to see how many exercises we could do in one minute. We talked about how exercise made us feel. We decided that:

• It made us hot.
• It made our heart beat faster.
• It made us out of breath.
• It made our muscles tired.

These all mean that our heart is having to work harder which should help to keep it healthy.

Discussing our value word – Responsbility

In Circle Time today we thought about our value word of responsibility.

Lewis – At home I am responsible for looking after my toys in my bedroom.
Leo – At home I am responsible for my sister.
Esmay – At home I am responsible for bringing the washing in if it rains.
Cerrys – At home I am responsible for looking after my toys.
Callum C – At home I am responsible for looking after my baby brother.
Nyeema – At home I am responsible for looking after the toys I care about.
Lola – At home I am responsible for cleaning my bedroom.
Shona – At home I am responsible for folding my pyjamas in the morning.
Dayne – At home I am responsible for keeping my brother safe.
Kerris – At home I am responsible for my Mum when she’s poorly.
Amelia – At home I am responsible for the cleaning because everyone in my family has jobs.
Harley – At home I am responsible for cleaning my bedroom if it is messy.
Callum F – At home I am responsible for my toys, my sister, my brother and tidying my room.

Listening to and evaluating music

Today we enjoyed our first real Music lesson. We started by listening and evaluating a piece of music called March past of the kitchen utensils. We had excellent ideas about what the music might be about and were able to name some of the instruments which were playing.

Miss Williams then taught us boom-chicka-boom as a warm up chant and we loved it! Next we explored the difference between beat and rhythm. We then practised two songs that we learnt last week; A plate of potatoes and How many people here for dinner? Both of these songs helped us to practise beat and rhythm.

Finally we listened to a song called Grandpa’s strolling down the avenue. It was an interesting song because the first verse was very slow, then the next verse and little faster and the last verse very fast. First we practised clapping along to the beat and then we moved around the classroom to the beat. We were very good at it and are looking forward to next week’s lesson.

Being proud of our work

This week in English we have spent some time getting used to how to make sure our work is always a piece to be proud of. We have practised our very neatest handwriting, focusing on ascenders and descenders, and practised finding and correcting spelling errors.

We have also read the book Oliver’s Vegetables. Today we started to learn about the sequence of the events in the story and practised it for ourselves using a story map. We could all use our maps to talk through the story. Excellent work

A Last Goodbye

What a wonderful year we have had together Toucans. Miss Williams and Mrs Green will miss you very much. We have loved teaching you all and watching you grow. We are so proud of every single one of you and the progress you have made this year. Well done on such hard work and perfect behaviour. We hope you have a lovely summer holidays. Remember to stay safe and come and say hello to us in September.

We will leave you with this video of our memories from this year.

Video: What a wonderful week!

This week in Toucans class we have had a great time preparing for our class assembly which we performed today. We did such a FANTASTIC performance! Everyone was impressed with how loudly and clearly we said our lines, how beautifully we sang our songs and how well we acted our story out. Well done Toucans, your parents and teachers are very proud of you.

Debugging

Year 2 Toucans used the Rapid Router website to fix programming instructions during Computing today.

They used direction blocks and a move forward block to program a truck to get to the finish line. Toucans demonstrated alot of perseverance to program their trucks correctly. Mr Baddhan was impressed with some of the Toucans skills of debugging (fixing mistakes) in their code.

Megan gave a tip to everyone in the lesson, saying if you count the number of grey lines, it tells you how many ‘move forward’ blocks are required.