Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

The Best Dog in the World

Our book this week, The Best Dog in the World has been a lovely way of introducing the kindness theme into the classroom.  We have focused on being kind to each other and to the world around us. Our Kindness Jar has been really successful.  Children have been rewarded with a marble for their kind behaviour, which is then dropped into a jar.  Once this is full, everyone will receive a treat.  To date, the jar is half full!

Our class puppets Elllie and Ollie have acted out different scenarios, requiring the children to think about kind solutions.  They have had a daily challenge where they have needed to work together to produce a desired result. They have each planted a conker to look after and made a bird feeder for the garden. 

On Monday, we celebrated Diwali. We learned about the Hindu festival and we made our own versions of diva lamps using jars decorated with seasonal leaves and flowers. We also worked together to make a large Rangoli pattern.  

It was Children in Need Day on Friday, and some of us came dressed in Pudsey related outfits to raise money for the cause. We made our own Pudsey bears to mark the occasion.