What do we use buckets for?

A small group of pupils can be seen playing together with buckets and water, outside on the academy grounds.

Little Birds have been investigating what buckets are used for. They inquired about which size bucket holds the most resources or water, through prediction and exploration, during a provocation. This activity supported their understanding of the world and scientific and creative thinking.

A small group of pupils can be seen playing together with buckets and water, outside on the academy grounds.
Three young pupils are pictured playing with some LEGO outdoors on the academy grounds.

This week Little Birds looked at the book ‘Billy’s Bucket’ and spoke about what happened in the story and the feelings of the characters.

Using their listening and communication skills they were able to recall ideas about what they had heard.

The practitioners spoke about being a bucket filler, relating to being kind, caring and helpful in a principled way in the environment.

Three young pupils are pictured walking around an outdoor play area together, whilst wearing their academy uniform.

The children demonstrated these actions in their daily routine that continues to support their personal, social and emotional development as well as their well being.

They carried out many exciting activities, such as making buckets from waste resources and exploring different joining techniques.

A young girl from Nursery can be seen playing on a coloured mat inside a classroom, with a copy of the storybook, 'Billy's Bucket' in her hand.
A young girl is seen sat at a table, playing with some plastic buckets. She also has a copy of the storybook 'Billy's Bucket' on her desk.
A young boy in Nursery is seen creating some artwork out of an egg box at a desk in his classroom.
A young boy is seen wearing his academy uniform and holding up some artwork he has created for the camera.

We sang songs about ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ story- ‘Harry’s Bucket Song’.

Lyrics to a song called 'Harry's Bucket Song' that the class have been singing together.

Little Birds also sang – ‘If You’re a Filler and You Know It’ to a familiar nursery rhyme tune.

Lyrics to the song 'If You're a Filler and You Know It' that the class have been singing.

This Week's Phonics

Little Birds were sound detectives looking for the letter and sound O in the environment. “O, o, o orange.”

Two young pupils are seen standing close to one another. One of the boys is wearing a fluorescent jacket with the word 'Police' on the back.
A young boy can be seen smiling for the camera whilst pointing to the letter 'O' in the alphabet, which has been pinned to the wall behind him.
A young girl can be seen smiling for the camera, outdoors on the academy grounds, and pointing to a sign that says 'Open'.

Here are the children making ‘O’s from paper, blocks and construction.

Two Nursery pupils are pictured playing with some puzzles outdoors on the academy grounds.
A young girl from Nursery is seen drawing a picture on some pink coloured paper, whilst sitting at her desk.
A young boy is pictured smiling for the camera, whilst arranging a set of wooden building blocks into a pattern on the table in front of him.

Some children brought in objects from home beginning with the sound O to show their peers during class time.

A young boy is pictured smiling for the camera, whilst holding a sheet of paper with the letter 'O' printed on it.
A young girl is pictured holding a sheet of paper with the letter 'O' printed on it, alongside an Orange in her other hand.