Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.
Upcoming Events & General Reminders
- Movie Day-Tuesday 18 December. Notes have been placed in your child's note pockets. Please check and pay accordingly. This is only for children who attend on that day.
- Last Day of Preschool- Tuesday 18th December. There is no Preschool on Wednesday 19th. This is a cleaning day for educators
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
Children respond to diversity with respect
Children become aware of fairness
Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
"Where did you find it? asked Mrs Royston.
Joshua showed Mrs Royston and Mrs Steinmann where he had found the cicada shell.
"Here, on the rock." Can I take it home?" he asked.
Mrs Royston found a bowl for Joshua to keep the shell. Unfortunately, he later lost the shell and was extremely upset. Many children came to help search for it and after some great searching, Aidan found the shell. Joshua was very happy. He took it inside and wrapped it in a special make shift home.
- Children explore culture and tradition
- Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
- Children begin to think critically about fair and unfair behaviour through sharing and turn taking
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one setting to another
Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
It was great fun making reindeer food. We mixed some oats with red and green glitter. The children then poured the mix into a paper bag. It was a popular activity.
After they did that, they added a nose, eyes and drew and cut out some antlers. It was very exciting for everyone, as they talked about what they do at Christmas time, and what they leave out for Santa and the reindeer.
- Children explore ideas using imagination and creativity
- Children are curious and enthusiastic participants
- Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement
- Children transfer knowledge from one setting to another
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
Children begin to understand how symbols and patters systems work
Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking
As the children have been writing their names, we have encouraged them to recognise and say the name of each letter. In our activity, the children were asked to come and find a letter from their name on the magnetic board, and state what it is called. Everyone got to have a turn. Not all children could recall the names of the letters, but all could find letters from the name. We also made the sound of the letters. We do this everyday when we participate in our Day/Weather chart.
Have your child practice recognising the letters in their names over the holidays.
- Children begin to be aware of the relationship between oral,written and visual representations
- Children contribute their ideas and experiences in small and large group discussions
- Children develop an understanding that symbols are a powerful means of communication