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!
Today, during PSHE, Year 2 were discussing how to save energy around the school. The children watched a PowerPoint which explained how we need electricity for heat, lights and cooking but how we need to use it carefully to help save the planet.
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.
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.
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!
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.