Category Archives: PSHE

All about money

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.

Dangers of medicines and household substances

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.

Growth Mindset

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!

Choose Respect

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.

Anti-Bullying week

Today year 2 wore odd socks to launch anti-bullying week. In our check-in we shared the theme of this year’s anti-bullying week which is ‘Choose respect’. This is what we thought it meant:

We decided together that respect means treating other people the way you want to be treated.

We watched a short film from Pixar called For the Birds. You can watch it below. It was full of good lessons about being different and the importance of respecting these differences.

We then wrote our own Tweets ready for the Twitter Takeover later in the week. Keep an eye on the website and you may see some of them!

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!


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.