Category Archives: PSHE

Anti-Bullying week

Today year 2 wore odd socks to launch anti-bullying week. In our check-in we shared the theme of this year’s anti-bullying week which is ‘Choose respect’. This is what we thought it meant:

We decided together that respect means treating other people the way you want to be treated.

We watched a short film from Pixar called For the Birds. You can watch it below. It was full of good lessons about being different and the importance of respecting these differences.

We then wrote our own Tweets ready for the Twitter Takeover later in the week. Keep an eye on the website and you may see some of them!

Bullying – what it means!

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!

Check-out

As part of our check-out today we thought about how we would stay safe in the holidays. We had some very sensible ideas:

• Always stay with a grown-up.
• Always hold a grown-ups hand across the road.
• Never swim in rivers.
• Always look where you are going and be careful.
• Never talk to strangers.

Stay safe and happy holidays!

Being Healthy

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.

Using atlases

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.

School council elections

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!

Different communities

During PSHE, we discussed what a neighbour was and talked about the different communities we belong to.

The children knew a lot about their different communities such as where they live, in school, clubs they attend and within their families.

We talked about neighbours in these communities too.

Some of the children explained that their parents help people in the community because they have no one else to help them. These parents are carers and nurses.