20th November 2017

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This week was National anti-bullying week. We thought it was a perfect opportunity to link our work on Remembrance to the work done to raise money for “Children in Need”.

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We started the week by looking at the story “ Have you filled a bucket today?” this showed us how our own attitude can also affect how other people react to us.  The children quickly picked up that positivity is an important factor and it linked nicely to our work on emotions from last week. 

This also gave us opportunity to use lots of bucket linked activities in our provision and the children had great fun comparing the capacity of different sized buckets as well as using collage materials to decorate their own bucket.

We then looked at another book by Julia Donaldson –“The Smartest Giant in Town” where George the Giant is so kind to the animals that they write a letter to him and make him a gift to say thank you. The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in the items that George used in the story as well as a first introduction into telling the time. 

We noticed that it is getting much colder outside which has raised lots of interest so we looked at ice and how it melts, clothes we need for different weathers and also animals that live in an even colder climate. 

Our Nativity this year is called “Mary’s knitting” so Mrs Bradley came to show the afternoon children how to knit and what a blanket for the baby Jesus would look like once it had been knitted. Mrs Crossland is going to show our morning children how to knit next week, we really do have some talented staff at Carr Hill!

On Friday we joined in the school’s fundraising activities when we all paid a pound to dress in spots for the day. We had great fun doing Pudsey Bear related activities and Mrs Parsons made us all a Pudsey biscuit for snack time.

We counted the money we had collected. We had raised £25 to add to the school’s total. Well done everyone!