Category Archives: Circle Time

More Branching Databases

In Computing, Year 2 Toucans continued with sorting data today and some children completed their branching databases.

The children selected their own category today and sorted their items into groups by asking questions based on the group of pictures e.g “Does it have a tail?”, “Does it fly?”, “Does it eat fish?” etc.

Here are some completed branching databases.

Tatenda’s Branching Database

Ayra’s Branching Database

Jospeh’s Branching Database

Discussing our value word – Caring

In Circle Time we discussed our new value word – caring. We shared some ideas of what we thought caring meant.

Alexie – Talking to people who are on the blue bench and being kind to them.
William – Caring means sharing and being nice to each other.
Daisy C – Showing kindness.
Zi Yan – You help someone up if they fall down and make sure they are okay.
Dora – Caring means being friendly to others.
Max – Showing respect to someone.
Maya – Looking after someone.
Maarya – Caring means putting someone else’s needs before your own.

Wow! Very caring Toucans. Next week we will focus more on how we can show someone we care.

Discussing our value word – Appreciation

Today in Circle Time we discussed our value word – appreciation. We thought about who we appreciate and why. We had lots of great ideas!

Imogen – I appreciate my Grandad because when we were rushing around he dropped me to school so I wouldn’t be late.
Krista – I appreciate my Nanny and Grandad because they helped us at Christmas.
Eason – I appreciate my Dad because he lped me build a tower.
Dora – I sppreciate my Mum becuase she always cares for me.
Frishta – I appreciate my Mummy and Daddy because they work hard for me.
Max – I appreciate my Uncle because he helps me with my games when they are hard.
Jason – I appreciate my Dad because he took me to the sweet shop.
George – I appreciate my Mum because she helps me with my homework.
Maarya – I appreciate my brother because when I am sad he plays with me.

We then discussed ways we can show people we appreciate them. We thought we could:

• Say thank you
• Give them a reward.
• Give them a cuddle.
• Give them a high five!
• If the person is in your family you could give them a kiss.

Excellent ideas Toucans! We should always try to show our appreciation.

Discussing our value word – Tolerance

Today in circle time we thought about the value word of tolerance. We played the game The Sun Shines On… to start to think about likes and dislikes. We then worked with a partner to think of something we both liked and disliked – it was very tricky to agree because some of us are have our own strong opinions! We decided it is absolutely fine to be different but we must respect each other’s opinions and show tolerance to those people we disagree with.

Discussing our value word – Appreciation

In our Circle Time today we focused on the value word of appreciation. We asked each other ‘2, 4, 6, 8, who you do appreciate?’ These are the people we appreciate and why:

We then focused on how we show that appreciation for others. We decided the main thing was saying two small words that have a big meaning… THANK YOU! We also said being kinder to people, saying nice words (praise or compliments) and being interested in what someone has to say were all ways of showing we appreciate someone. This week Miss Williams has challenged us to show appreciation to three different people.