Monthly Archives: June 2022

Managing Information

Today Toucans learned about how we can manage online information. We watched a video from the National Online Safety website and then had a class discussion. 

Here are our ideas:

What can we use laptops for?

  • Sending emails
  • Keeping in touch with friends and family
  • Finding answers to questions
  • Finding new facts
  • Using Swiggle to search for information

We then thought about possible dangers and what the solutions might be:

Potential danger: Evelyn – Using FaceTime or Zoom you could be bullied by an unexpected person.

Solution: Ryan – You can block them and make sure an adult is with you

Potential danger: Thomas S – Viruses

Solution: Edey – You could delete the game.  Salaf – You could tell a parent.

Potential danger: Using Roblox

Solution: Olivia – You can switch off the chat or always make sure an adult is with you.

We then discussed how our safest option for searching the internet is Swiggle. This search engine has even more protection for children. We discussed some places we had been to and how we could use Swiggle to find out more about these places.

Salaf – New York

Brooke – Wales

Eason – Japan and I was born in Hong Kong

Juwayriya – New York

Evelyn – Greece

Edey – Columbia

We decided next week to use what we had learned about managing information to research these places using Swiggle.

Gender

In PSHE, Toucans have been discussing gender and the similarities and differences between girls and boys. 
 
Everyone was given a card and asked to discuss a stereotype about girls or boys and whether it was right to believe these or wrong. 

Twycross Zoo

On Friday 17th June Y2 went on an amazing trip to the zoo! The weather was beautiful – the sun shone all day long for us. We had a special lesson in the classroom first linked to our topic about rainforests. We made our own rainforest and put in the animals that live there.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the tapirs as their enclosure is being moved. However, we did get to see all the different sorts of monkeys we have been learning about in our rainforest topic.

We also saw meerkats, penguins, tigers, rhinos, giraffes and many more animals!

We had a picnic under a shady tree at lunchtime which we really enjoyed.

In the afternoon we went on a Gruffalo hunt! It was amazing! We heard the story of the Gruffalo and even met some of the animals in it too.

We were very tired out on the coach home. Some of us even managed a sneaky little nap! What a wonderful day we had!