Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events & General Reminders

  • Kids Into Kindy is held weeks 1-6. The Kookaburra class will attend
  • again in week 5

    • Magician Show- Wednesday 21 November. A note has been placed in the children's note pockets. This is only for children who attend that day

    • Please remember to pack spare clothes (weather appropriate) as the weather is warming up and we will have more water and mud play

    • Just a friendly reminder that it's a good idea to place an ice pack in your child's lunch box. The weather will be warming up soon and lunches are not refrigerated. Afternoon tea is placed in the fridge, so no need for one in there

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

Spring Flowers

The children have been interested in spring since returning to preschool and seeing all the new leaves on the trees. We have read different books about spring and discussed the other seasons of the year. The children are becoming familiar with what each season represents. we have also learned how plants grow from seeds and what they need to do this.

Mrs Royston placed some attractive pictures of flowers at the easel for the children to gain inspiration from. We talked about the differences in colour and the type of flowers they were. This did work, as we had some fabulous representations made, looking just like those in the pictures.

Perhaps we will add some other items so there can be more wonderful artwork created.

  • Children build on experiences and explore other ways of being.
  • Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
  • Children show growing appreciation for the natural environment

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

Lovely Lizards

It was a great idea from Ella to use a toy lizard as a template for her drawing. She also encouraged Emilia to have a go. Both girls observed the shape and style of the lizard while they drew.

As seen in their pictures, Ella and Emilia did a fabulous job.

"Here's the tail. It's long," said Ella.

"This is the frill," said Emilia.

  • Children use play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas
  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • 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

Created Flowers

The pattern blocks were placed out for the children to use, and some took it upon themselves to create their own flower pictures. Ivy, Joshua and Ava took their time to make the pattern blocks look like flowers.

"What did you make Ivy?" asked Mrs Royston.

"Flower," said Ivy.

"Look at my flower Mrs Royston," said Joshua.

"I made three flowers, and that's the rain," stated Ava.

  • Children use representations from play to project meaning
  • Children are creative and express ideas to make meaning
  • Children experiment with ways of expressing ideas
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