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.
Today we held our School Council elections. Everyone who wanted to be a school councillor had to stand at the front and make a speech. They had to convince the class to vote for them by explaining why they would be a good school councillor. We then did a secret ballot to find the winner, just like in a real election. Everyone had two votes – one for a girl and one for a boy. Miss Williams then collected them up and called out who each vote was for. Each child then counted their votes and we found our winners.
Well done Shona and Mason – you are now our school councillors for this year. We trust you will do a good job for us!
In our PSHE lesson today we focused on the dangers of medicines and household substances. We started with a picture of things we might find in our cupboards and home. We learnt what all the symbols on them mean and found that some could be much more dangerous than we thought.
We then focused on medicines. We had some very sensible discussions about what medicines we had had in the past and who should give us medicines. We were given some scenarios like these ones to discuss:
– You find some tablets on the floor at home. What should you do?
– A friend offers you some medicine for your cough. What should you do?
– You have a headache and you know there is calpol in the cupboard upstairs. What should you do?
We had some excellent ideas and know we should never take medicines on our own.
In our PSHE and Circle Time today we thought more about anti-bullying week. We focused on three questions:
What should you do if you see someone being bullied?
Nyeema – Support them and be on their side.
Kai – Don’t just watch. Tell the teacher.
Scarlette – Tell a trusted adult.
Lola – Tell the headteacher.
Brooke – Do whatever you can to help them.
Taya – Go to the bullies and explain how upset they are making the person they are bullying.
Frankie-Dee – Be kind to them and tell you will help.
Esmay – Give them a hug to make them feel better.
Dayne – Tell the bullies to stop and be kind.
Mason – Tell any adult or a teacher.
Callum F – Tell the bully to go away. You can prevent it.
Keris – Peacemaker it for them.
What would you say to someone who thinks being different is wrong?
Ryan – No it isn’t!
Dayne – It’s great to be different.
Callum C – If you are different you are just special.
Esmay – Stop saying that… it’s rude!
Taya – We are all equal. You just be who you are.
Brooke – You can be as different as you want.
Scarlett – It’s ok to be different, it doesn’t matter what colour hair or skin or anything. It just doesn’t matter.
Nyeema – Its ok to be different because people all turn out differently.
Kerris – It’s exciting to be different.
Amelia – I am me and I have the choice to be different.
Shona – It doesn’t matter if you are different.
What sensible thoughts Toucans! We then made our own posters and banners ready for our protest on Friday.
This week is anti-bullying week and the theme is ‘All equal, all different’. We spent some time discussing what this meant and then thought of ways in which we are all the same and ways in which we are different. We all had some excellent ideas:
We decided that the theme meant that it doesn’t matter whether you are different, everyone is equal to everyone else. No-one is better than anyone else or worse for any reason.
Year 2 have been discussing bullying and what it means. The children knew that bullying was when someone hurts you several timeson purpose. They talked about what types of bullying there are and how it can make people feel when it happens to them. All the children knew who they could talk to if bullying was happening to them.