Monthly Archives: November 2022

Anti-Bullying Week

In PSHE, TOucans explored how words can make you feel. They thought about words that could hurt and make others feel bad. They then placed these words on an outline of a person. They were asked how that poor person felt. The children showed a great understanding that words can really hurt. They then thought of ways they could help someone that felt the same way and showed great maturity and sensitivity in their answers.

Reach out!

Toucans today talked and thought about people we can reach out to in line with the theme for Anti-Bullying Week. We talked about the people we trust here in school and in the wider community.
In our online safety lesson, the children looked at a boy who had a friend that called him names online. They decided what they would do if it happened to them and who they could tell about how it made them feel. They talked about bullying and what bullying looks like. We learned that online bullying can be just as hurtful as real life bullying and that (just like bullying in real life) it is not a one-off but something that a person or a group will do over and over again.


Today we started to learn about division. We practised the vocabulary of ‘shared between’ and ‘into groups of’. In our lesson we had to practise sharing counters between cups to find out the answer to a division number sentence. Miss Williams showed us how to share equally and then we practised ourselves.

We sometimes got the wrong answer because we didn’t start with the correct number of counters! The more we practised, the better we got.

Life Cycles

This half term in Science we have been looking at growth in animals. This week we have learnt about the life cycle of a chicken.

Toucans used their creative skills to create a collage of the life cycle of a chicken. They used different materials to show how a chicken developed from an egg into an adult.


Friday was a very busy day in Toucan class. We are beginning our first DT project in Year 2. We have learnt a lot about different types of food over the last half term, especially healthy foods. We decided to make healthy pizzas for our cooking in DT. 
We needed to know what a pizza tastes like before we could design and make our own. Miss Reeve brought in different types of pizza, and we eagerly tried them. Most of us enjoyed the wrap-based pizza with just tomato sauce. We also liked dough-based pizza. What a yummy lesson!