Category Archives: PSHE

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.

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.