Year 2 Learn How to Stay Alive

September 21, 2015

This term Year 2 are studying a topic all about healthy living called ‘Staying Alive’. We have learnt that we need to exercise to keep our body healthy, we need a lot of sleep, and to eat the right food to fuel our body. As part of this topic we enjoyed a yoga session with our school counsellor Aida Ivan to learn some basic stretches to relax and keep our body supple. The children enjoyed working together to create bridges with their hands and made star shapes with their legs. One thing they learnt was that yoga is done in absolute silence to ensure that everyone is relaxed and concentrating. This is something we could all work on together – being relaxed and taking some time for ourselves!

The students have also identified healthy and non-healthy food and sorted them in the food groups. They also tasted a wide range of food and used amazing adjectives to describe the taste of each. Some children described hummus as ‘disgusting’ and others described it as ‘yummy’ and ‘delicious’.

We are looking forward to learning more about the topic ‘Staying Alive’ in the next four weeks.