Monthly Archives: September 2021

Enjoying ERIC

Toucans class are really enjoying their ERIC (Enjoying reading in class) lessons. The children have a choice as to whether to read by themselves, share a book with a partner or listen to a story read by Miss Hookes or Mrs Parton-Harris. Year Two get very excited when it’s ERIC time and some Toucan’s have even joined our ERIC after school club! There’s an amazing buzz in the classroom and it’s quite certain the children are getting the reading bug!!
 
Children have the opportunity to borrow a class library book as well as their reading level book twice a week on a Tuesday and a Thursday which they are taking home to read to and discuss with their parents.
 

Online Safety

On Friday afternoon in Computing Year 2 were discussing how to stay safe online. We went through a safer online computer agreement as a whole class and discussed the importance of staying safe online. 
 
The children have all signed an agreement about using the computers and the internet in school. We have agreed to…
  1. Ask a teacher or suitable adult if I want to use a computer.
  2. I will only use activities that a teacher or suitable adult has told or allowed me to use.
  3. I will take care of the computer and other equipment.
  4. I will ask for help or suitable adult if I am not sure what to do or if I think I have done something wrong.
  5. I will tell a teacher or a suitable adult if I see something that upsets me on the screen.
We discussed that if we were to break the rules it would mean we would not be allowed to use the computer, as well as this we spoke about how important it is for us to be nice to one another online as well as in person. In addition to this we spoke about the word ‘communicate’ and what is means. We also talked about how we can communicate with each other via the class blog on the school website.
 
What do you use the internet for at home? Please leave your comments below and get the conversation flowing!
 

Oliver’s Vegetables

Year two have started their new book ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. Toucan’s have been discussing the story and trying to spot patterns in the text. We challenged them to remember all the different types of vegetables that have appeared in the book and that Oliver ate and enjoyed. Year two used their listening skills extremely well and managed to remember all of the vegetables and in the correct order!
 
On Monday Oliver tried carrots. He enjoyed them!
On Tuesday Oliver tried spinach. He loved it!
On Wednesday Oliver tried rhubarb. It was delicious!
On Thursday Oliver tried cabbage. It was splendid!
On Friday Oliver tried beetroot. It was mouth watering!
On Saturday Oliver tried peas. They were yummy!
On Sunday Oliver found the potatoes and the whole family enjoyed some chips. Now Oliver loved lots of different vegetables.
 
We will be spending the rest of the week story mapping  (including actions!) and getting to know Oliver a bit more.

Welcome Back!

Toucans have settled in very well this week and are getting to grips with their new routine. They’ve caught up with each other’s news from over the summer holidays.

We began this week revising our school rules and motivating each other to be ‘Good to be Green’. The children are very excited to be trying to earn a Gold card and being able to choose a prize!

We’ve enjoyed lots of ERIC (Enjoying Reading in Class) sessions and we’ve been sharing our favourite fiction and non-fiction books.

On Friday Afternoon Toucans enjoyed a well-earned golden time! we’re looking forward to getting into our learning next week and starting our new book: ‘Oliver’s Vegetable’s.