I am an NQT- just started my NQT year and I have some problem with water bottles. Basically (esp at the moment) children are coming in from the yard after lunch wanting a drink because it's hot and they've been running around. That's fine. But i'm finding it difficult to manage. The water bottles are kept near the sink so it would mean 20 children standing near the sink all at once. This can't happen as they are already quite a fussy class, so this would lead to chaos/arguments etc, and they are enough trouble in the afternoon without getting worked up about water bottles. In the past children have asked me as they're coming in 2/3 children and i've said yes as it wasn't many, but it seems as soon as other children see that they all want a go and I have children shouting out "i want a drink" "i need a drink" "i'm thirsty". I've tried letting them go 3/4 at a time, but this takes up lots of lesson time as children take a long time finding their bottle, filling it up if need be and finally drinking. I need to know this really for next year, as I have a difficult class next year. In one of my placement schools, they just had their water bottles on their desks, but I don't think the school allows it. Does anyone have any ideas? Or tell me how they manage it? Thanks in advance.