Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.
The Pelican Brief
General Information and Upcoming Events
- Book Parade- Wednesday 22nd August, 9:30am at the school. Families are welcome to watch the parade. Children need to come dressed as a book character.
- Banksmeadow Preschool enrolments are happening now. If you know someone looking for an early childhood preschool placement, please let them know.
- Below is a link shared by Corinne Quayle (Cove's mum). Some fun for the weekend if you're interested.
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
Pretend play time!
- Children confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments through relationships and play.
- Children openly express their feelings and ideas in their interactions with others.
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
The children watched as the machinery and workmen carried out the roadworks. The scene outside the playground motivated some other workmen at our sandpit. Daniel, Zac, Charbel, and Cove worked together spreading the sand declaring they were also laying a new road. The group coordinated ideas with each other as they shoveled and smoothed out the sand into place.
Cove told Mrs. Steinmann, "We'll be stopping soon to have a coffee. Then for lunch we will have burgers with a coke and nuggets," as he walked over to his fellow workmates finishing off the job.
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
The group is participating in cutting experiences with persistence and perseverance. They are supported by their educators and are very proud when they see how well they are manipulating the scissors and cutting along the lines. Well done!
- Children manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill
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
Mr Archemedies Bath
The class reenacted the story of Mr. Archemedies bath, using props to observe and watch what would happen as each character in the story was added to the water. The children predicted what would happen as each character from the story was added to the bath. The children were excited when the story characters were added to the bath and watched as the water rose and overflowed. The group also discussed the concept of displacement, solid objects and volume.
Millie said, "The water will rise."
Kira said, "The water will go up when they get in."
Aiden said, "The water will go down when they get back out."
- Children express wonder and curiosity
- Children investigate new ideas
- Children explore cause and effect.
- Children use reflective thinking to consider why things happen
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 pattern systems work
Children use information and communication technologies to access information. Investigate ideas and represent their thinking
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- Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
- Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
- Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.