Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

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

Let's Dance

The Children on Tuesday were absolutely delighted to be supported in their desire to have an impromptu 'disco". The Kookaburras joined the Pelicans in their room for a fun dance and the children decided whether they wanted to be a dancer or in the audience. Chairs were arranged so the audience could be close to the action. Some children chose to be at the front leading the dance, while others were happy to fine tune their rhythmic skills at the back or in the middle of the group. This experience was child initiated and supported by the teacher with some very fine dance moves shown by the boys and girls. The "traffic dance" shown by Mrs Nichol was a favourite and challenged even the most co-oridnated dancer. A congo line was formed with Mrs Dickson at the lead and managed to go quite a distance between both the pre-school rooms. Of course no disco would be complete without "Eye of the Tiger" along with "the floss" and Mrs Steinman as DJ certainly ensured the 4/5 year old musical expectations were met. It was a lot of fun and it was good to see all of the children participated fully in the spontaneous disco.

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

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