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 in PSHE we discussed similarities and differences. We had to find one thing that was the same about us and one thing that was different. This is what we learnt about each other:
Ryan is the same as Kealeigh as they both like Mr Bean but they are different because Kealeigh is a girl and Ryan is a boy.
Tanatatswa is the same as Seth and Tommy because they all like Mr Bean but they are different because they have different hairstyles.
We also discussed the word ‘relationship’ and what it means. We learnt that it is a connection between people and that you have different levels of relationships depending on how well you know someone.
In our topic we have been learning about the effects of global warming on polar bears. In PSHE today we explored where our food comes from. We were amazed to find how far some of our food travels around the world! We discussed how this contributes to global warming and ways in which we could avoid this.
In today’s PSHE lesson, the children were discussing why we have money. They talked about the different ways of getting money and how to keep it safe. They realised that adults and children have different ways of getting money and how they spend it too.
Most of the children knew that money came from a bank but they didn’t give it away for free. They understood adults put money in their accounts from savings or earning.
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.