Year 2 Toucans have been learning about the dangers of medicines and household substances such as washing up liquid and bleach.
They know that they shouldn’t eat or drink any of these things. They discussed in pairs what they would do if they found tablets in the playground or if they felt ill, who was allowed to give them medication.
The children were very sensible and knew not to eat or drink household cleaners that may be under the sink. As a class, they looked at different products with symbols to show how dangerous they were.
Oliver – Don’t drink bleach it will make you ill or die. Kenzie – Don’t touch things in case they are poisonous. The skull and crossbones symbol meant Toxic. Paige – If you have little brothers and sisters make sure they don’t swallow anything. If they do, tell an adult.
This half term we are focusing on the behaviour for learning of perseverance. In our lessons we have learnt all about what a growth mindset is and how we can apply it to our learning. We have also been working with different partners and learning from each other. Scientists have proven that if you think you can do something you are more likely to be able to do it. This positive talk is an important part of having a growth mindset.
This week made ourselves some positive vocabulary cards. We then had some challenges to try and meet to practise using our growth mindset vocabulary. Look at our photos and see if you can work out what we were doing! The challenges really were very challenging! Some challenges we met and some we never, but the most important thing was we never gave up trying and thinking positively. Some of us even want to try them again tomorrow in Golden Time!
We have had a special circle time every day this week to share our thoughts on anti-bullying week. Earlier in the week we discussed what respect is. Today we shared our ideas about why some people choose not to show respect:
We decided it was a bit sad when people don’t show respect. We also thought it was good to follow the golden rule for respect – treat others as you would like to be treated.
Next week is Anti-Bullying week. Today we learnt more about the word bullying and what it means. We shared thoughts, ideas and new facts about bullying. We thought about what it means to be a bully. We also learnt that watching someone be bullied is almost as bad as being a bully. If you see it – speak up! We learnt how to say ‘Stop – I don’t like that’ and speak up for ourselves. We also focused on ‘trusted adults’ and who they are in school and outside school. We are now fully informed and ready for anti-bullying week next week!
Today, during PSHE, Year 2 were discussing how to save energy around the school. The children watched a PowerPoint which explained how we need electricity for heat, lights and cooking but how we need to use it carefully to help save the planet.
Today we started our topic of ‘Being Healthy’. We started by sharing all the ways we already knew to stay healthy.
These were our ideas:
We then realised all these things were to do with keeping our bodies healthy but it is important to have a healthy mind too! We thought of things we do to keep our minds healthy and shared times/activities that make us feel happy. We used these to make a happy booklet. We will put them on display in our classroom when they are finished.
Today, Year 2 Toucans have been using atlases to find the country of origin on certain foods. The children had to find where mangoes, cucumbers, plums and sweet potatoes came from on maps of the world. They used the index of the atlas to find the page where the country could be located. We also discussed where different foods came from around the world.