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Start of Year

Our new Cherry ‘Berries’ quickly settled in to their new class and what a busy start to the term we have had!


One of the first books we read was ‘Have you Filled a Bucket Today?’ by Carol McCloud.

The book encourages positive behaviour as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness and appreciation on a daily basis. Basic ‘bucket filling’ is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it. Ask your child if they have filled a bucket today.


We have been busily getting ready for our 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the end of this month. Cherry Class have really enjoyed looking at inventors and inventions from the past 50 years. We have looked at the Internet, mobile phones, ATM’s and Post-it notes to name a few. To put these inventions in context we have also looked at other major inventions and famous inventors. The class selected a number of important inventions and then asked the Oakfield Staff to ‘vote’ for which one they thought was the most important invention of all time.


Which invention would you have voted for?


It would be difficult to look back at this term without remembering our wonderful Year 2 Adventure Evening. We all had a fabulous time.


After sausages and jacket potatoes we enjoyed hot chocolate and a sing song around a magnificent campfire.  


You are warmly invited to the Year 2 Adventure Evening Assembly on Friday 18th October at 9:15am.