This week we are focusing on improving our understanding of the behaviours for learning. We have discussed each one and shared examples of what it might look like when we are using them.
We then did some short activities to put them into action. First we practiced concentrating on colouring a title for our class display while Miss Williams tried to distract us! It was very tricky because she was talking to us, tapping us, asking us things and even trying to get us to join in with her. Some of us were very good at ignoring distractions but some of us definitely need more practice!
We also did a classroom quiz to practice being independent. We had to look around the room to find the answers to some questions. All the things we found will help us with our learning this year.
Finally we shared our ideas about pride. We decided we could be proud if we had done a good piece of work, if our books are neat and if we have concentrated and done our best. We made ourselves a proud cloud. Every half term we will get our books out and choose the piece of work we have been the most proud of. Keep a look out if you come into our classroom – we hope we can also make you proud!
Toucans have had a wonderful first day. We have spent some time getting to know our teachers, our classroom and even each other. Our first topic is all about being healthy so we shared some things we already knew so we are ready to learn more. We also created a portrait of ourselves, focusing on drawing accurately. Our teachers were very impressed with how quickly we have settled in. Here is our very first photo as a Toucan!
Today we filled in our last entry in our sunflower diaries as we are taking them home at the end of the day. It has been amazing to watch them grow and they are doing extremely well as you can see from our photos.
Wow! Today Toucans had a really lovely day at Twycross Zoo. Everyone was perfectly behaved which meant we really got to make the most of our day.
This morning we saw the meerkats, leaopards, penguins, flamingos and all different sorts of birds.
Then we went to the discovery centre where we had a lesson all about how animals adapt to their habitats. The teacher was very impressed with how much we already knew! We met a bearded dragon called Alice and a hissing cockroach called Alan. We were super brave because most of us touched them.
After that we had lunch – finally! We then went to the park and had a whale of a time playing together.
This afternoon we saw many different types of monkeys, giraffes, rhinos, lemurs and many more animals on the way to them!
On the coach on the way back some of us even needed a little snooze!
Your teachers are very proud of the listening, behaviour and manners you showed today Toucans. Well done!
During their PSHE lesson, Year 2 were thinking about feelings, especially the feeling of loneliness.
The children looked at different pictures of people and labelled them with how they thought they were feeling. The children worked in groups to talk about how the different people were feeling by just looking at their faces or body language. As a class circle, the children shared the feelings they labelled;
Jessica – Annoyed Seth – Heartbroken Kealeigh – Sad Jacinta – Left out
To finish the lesson, they thought about what object they would take with them if they had to go away to stop them from feeling lonely or sad and draw a picture of it.
Today we learnt about different art that tribes living in the rainforest produce. We learnt that they use the materials of the rainforest to make different sorts of art. They use wood, feathers, body paint and leaves to decorate themselves and their houses. They also make things they can use like baskets and blowpipes.
We learnt they use clay from the ground to make coil pots then we practiced making our own. It was great fun and very messy!