Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events & General Reminders

  • Preschool Concert Date- Wednesday 5 December. 12 noon. More details to come. All children are invited to attend with their families. This will include presentation of graduation certificates.

    • Magician Show- Wednesday 21 November. Payment due as soon as possible. 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 1 : Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Children feel safe, secure, and supported
  • Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self- identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Kids Into Kindy

We had another enjoyable visit to the school today for our last Kids into Kindy visit. The children were very excited and eager to go to the 'big school.' Mrs Twitchings first read a story called A Day at the Beach which talked about the days of the week and what can be seen and found at the beach.

We then went for a tour of the school and visited each of the classrooms, seeing the older children working on and engaged in various activities. Some children were able to see their big brothers or sisters, cousins or other family members. It was lovely to see the older children give their sibling a hug.

Everyone found the tour interesting and it gave those attending the school the next year the opportunity to have an insight into school life.

  • Children openly express their ideas as they talk about their experiences
  • Children approach new safe situations with confidence
  • Children engage in and contribute to shared experiences
  • Children are open to new challenges and discoveries

Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

  • Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

  • Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Logs In a Line

We were lucky to receive some logs after the tree in the school was cut down. Mrs Pollock, Mrs Dickson and Miss Johnstone brought them in so the children could make use of them. They were placed in a line and positioned so they could be jumped across. The girls were very eager to give this a go.

"Look at me, Mrs Royston," said Piper.

"Watch me too," said Liv.

"I can do this," said Aliyah.

"I can't do it," stated Charlie. "Yes you can," replied Mrs Royston. And she did!

Penny added, "I can jump like this."

The girls happily jumped over and over.

  • Children combine gross motor skills and balance to achieve complex patterns of movement
  • Children show enthusiasm for participating in physical play

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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

Butterfly Time

Everyone had fun creating butterfly paintings today. The children placed the paint onto the paper, folded it over and then squeezed the paint by sliding their hands across the paper. This squished the paint together to create the effect. It was very exciting to see the result.

"Wow," said Joshua.

"Look at mine, Mrs Royston," said Jayden.

"Mine has eyes," said Loni.

  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement
  • Children experiment with cause and effect