Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information

  • It is a good idea to include an ice brick when packing your child's lunch as lunch boxes are not refrigerated.
  • Mrs Pollock will be relaced by Mrs Mandy Petherbridge next Thursday.
  • Next Thursday 27 September is the last day of the preschool term. Staff will be cleaning on Friday in accordance with our regulations.
  • Preschool resumes on Monday 15 October.

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

"Can we fix it? ...Yes we can!"

Charbel, Daniel, Jacob and Remi worked together on the bikes.

"We're fixing them!" announced Daniel.

The boys began by repairing the split handle bar cover with sticky tape.

"Here's another gap," said Remi, as he added more tape to another part of the bike.

Jacob pointed and said, "There's a hole here."

"We need screwdrivers," said Charbel. "And pliers," added Daniel.

Hopping on to one of the bikes, Daniel said, "I'm just checking it."

The boys improvised and used sticks as the tools they needed to carry out the required repairs.


  • Children participate with others to solve problems and contribute to group outcomes
  • Children use play to investigate, project and explore new ideas
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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

Clever worm!

Remi called, "Come and see what we found. It's a worm!" Aiden and Remi observed the worm as it wriggled on the concrete.

After the worm was returned to the dirt, Remi said, "Look, it's making an 'e'!"

Several friends gathered around to watch the worm.

Lua said, "It's making a number five."

Jacob said, "I think it's going to make an 's' next."

Lua asked to hold some worms from our worm farm. Several worms were distributed to all the children who wanted to hold them. The children compared the sizes of the worms.

Lua reached out her hands and said, "This is the baby and this is the daddy."


  • Children express wonder and interest in their environment
  • Children experience the pleasures of shared learning exploration
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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

"How much is that?"

As the children played together in the preschool shop, they took turns to buy and sell the groceries. The children discussed the items in the catalogues, wrote shopping lists and asked the prices of the groceries they were interested in buying. They stated prices, took money and gave change. There were lots of verbal interactions. As the children packed everything up, Oliver asked, "Can we have the shop out again?"


  • Children use language to communicate their ideas
  • Children use literacy and numeracy concepts as they engage in play experiences
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