Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Thank you to those who kindly donated to the Cancer Council. The box will still be available if you would like to donate.
  • NAIDOC payment is required. The show is next week.
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  • Please ensure your child's sunscreen is full. Although the cooler months are here, we are still required to have protection from the sun. This also includes correct hats.
  • Spare clothes are still needed. The children are still eager to play in the dirt and mud. Please return any your child has borrowed as we are running short

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


Rocco became involved in our cafe play.

"I'm making pancakes," said Rocco.

"Who wants a pancake?" he asked, as he walked around the room.

"I want one please," answered Maxxi.

He had placed the pancake onto a lid and used it as a tray. Rocco offered his pancakes to a number of friends.

He continued to work at this for a while, commenting on the different sizes that he made, and the number of pancakes too.

  • They openly express their feelings and ideas
  • They explore aspects of identity through play

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

Creative Ideas

Emanuel and Harley had been working at the tables independently. They came and showed their creations.

"What have you made?" asked Mrs Royston.

"I made a handbag," replied Harley.

"I made a basket," said Emanuel.

"Wow, they're fantastic," praised Mrs Royston.

Other children saw what they had made, and wanted to make one too. They accessed the materials themselves and got to work. Some of them even decorated what they had made.

  • They follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm and concentration.
  • They persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement.
  • They engage in learning relationships and are inspired by the ideas of others.

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

The Cafe

As a continuum from our cooking and playdough fun, we introduced a cafe. The tablecloth was set, with other items included. The children eagerly began discussing food and what they should make. Some drew pictures on the paper, some created different food with the playdough.

"I want to write pizza," said Ava. So, Mrs Royston began writing that and various words for the children to copy.

Then Ella called out, "Number 78. Get your food."

Mrs Royston found tickets for the children to use. They began handing them out to each other for their food collection.

The play continued and the children enjoyed using language to communicate and interact with each other.

Mia wanted to write the word muffin. She copied it off the word card and was very proud of what she had done.

  • They engage in enjoyable interactions and construct messages with purpose.
  • They take on roles of literacy users in their play.
  • They use language to engage in play and imagine and create roles and ideas.
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