Monthly Archives: November 2017

Medicines and household substances

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.

Discussing our value word – Freedom

Today we had our final Circle Time about this month’s value word: Freedom. During November we have had lots of discussions about freedom and what it means to be free. We have watched a video clip about the convention of the rights of a child and how we are free to have healthy food, play and be protected from danger. We have also read many stories (our favourite was Happytown) and learnt the song I’m OK. We finished all our learning with a final circle about how we are free.

Making our healthy sandwiches

This afternoon we made healthy sandwiches in our DT lesson. Some of us also tasted our sandwich and some of us wanted to take it home.

First, we got all our ingredients ready. We chose our bread (from our design) and put butter or mayonnaise on it. Then we put our fillings on it (cheese, ham or chicken). Next we put our salad on (tomato, cucumber and/or lettuce) because we wanted it to be healthy. We also all used brown bread.

Finally we put them in a bag ready to take home at the end of the day. We are looking forward to eating our sandwiches.

Singing ‘Ho Ho Ho’

In Music this week we continued to work on our song Ho Ho Ho! We now know all the words for the singing part and are beginning to get better at the rap. This week we added glockenspiels to the musical interlude section of the song. Considering it was our first lesson with the glockenspiels we were very good!

We have also been continuing to work on our concentration skills as this is our focused behaviour for learning this half term. Over the last few weeks we have worked on our concentration by playing memory games. This week we started with practising some tongue twisters. It was very tricky! We really had to concentrate on saying the correct words. Then we played Jenga in groups. We really had to concentrate on what we were doing to make sure the tower didn’t fall. We think we are getting better at concentrating and are putting it into practise in our lessons.

Maps, atlases and globes

In Geography today we started to learn about maps, atlases and globes. We soon discovered we have lots of them on display in our classroom! We looked at Google Earth on the computer and found our school. We were very excited to look down on it from above!

We then explored maps inside atlases for ourselves. We looked at lots of different atlases to start with and then chose one to use for our challenge. Miss Williams put a list of places on the whiteboard and challenged us to find them. It was great fun but a lot trickier than we first thought.

Maths workshop

Today Year 2 had their Maths workshop all about multiplication and division. Miss Williams told our visitors how we are learning in Maths using the mastery approach. Then we came into the hall and did some counting together. We had a booklet of activities to complete together and were really good at explaining our learning to our visitors. We all had a wonderful time!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the children. We had lots of positive feedback about the workshop too so thank you 🙂

Anti-bullying Week – Questions, banners and posters

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.