Have you been a bucket filler today? Reception certainly have been, in fact, they’ve been bucket fillers all week long!
Inspired by our story this week, ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids’ children have been learning to fill invisible buckets by doing kind deeds and helping others. We have been busy discussing the
ways in which we could do these kind deeds and this has also supported our effort to keep our learning environment tidy – our other major focus for this week.
We have all participated in organising a specific area of the classroom and making labels for it. In doing this we were able to take a collaborative role in organising our classroom resources with our teachers and have learnt that tidying up is everyone’s responsibility (and we will all have fuller buckets when we work together). We even had a tidying up competition and Mr Biddulph was very impressed with all of our hard work.
We have been learning in phonics to do whole body listening (picture below) and went on a listening walk around our school.
We have been practising making different marks and patterns when we took our pen for a walk – ask your child to teach you at home, it is such fun!
Teacher Headlines: The children had their first experience of PE, wearing their PE kits this week. We were very impressed by how quickly the children got changed. To support them further please practice doing and undoing buttons at home as much as possible.
Teacher Note: We look forward to seeing all of you next week at the Parent Information Afternoon (Thursday at 3.30pm). Also please ensure your child has a PE kit with them for next Thursday and that all clothes are clearly labelled.
If you still haven’t quite got what all the fuss is about bucket filling you can watch the story yourself below.