Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events & General Reminders

Preschool Concert, Party and Graduation - Wednesday 5 December at 12 noon. Children should wear a Christmas T-Shirt or dress or something red, green and/or white. There is a list of food choices for you to add your name to, next to the sign on folder.

  • Movie Day - Tuesday 18th December. Notes have been placed in the information pockets of the children who attend preschool on a Tuesday.

  • Please take your children's artwork from the art box. There is a lot there!

  • Please remember that all children must bring a hat to Preschool, every day.

  • Please remember to pack spare clothes (weather appropriate) as the weather is warming up and we will have more water and mud play

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

Concert Practice

The children have been busy preparing and practicing for our concert. We have been working together as a class and as a centre. Everyone has been trying very hard to learn the words and the actions of the songs. It's been rewarding to see how competent the children are, and how willing they've been to learn and participate.

Joining the classes together has been fun for everyone. We can't wait to perform for all the families and visitors.

  • Children openly express their feelings
  • Children feel recognised and respected for who they are
  • Children engage in and contribute to shared experiences
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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

Running Races

Loni, Conrad, Easton and Jayden were happily playing together with the trucks. All of a sudden they began running. They arranged their own races, and took turns to run to the fence and back.

"Ready, set, go!" said Easton.

"Go Loni, go Conrad," shouted Jayden.

"I didn't win. Your turn Easton and Jayden," stated Loni.

"Go Jayden," barracked Conrad.

The boys continued to race until Jayden announced, "I"m too tired."

They stopped their races and continued playing with the trucks.

  • Children show enthusiasm for participating in physical play
  • Children are happy, healthy and connected to others
  • Children demonstrate spatial awareness and orient themselves , moving through their environments confidently and safely

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

Special Art

The children were very lucky to have Emilia's mum, Laura, give up her time to teach an art lesson. In small groups, each child was given a copy of some shapes. From there, Laura explained what needed to be done. They added legs, heads and other body parts to create birds. They looked really good. When they had finished creating the birds, they were then able to paint them using some lovely water colours. Most of the children were very eager to participate, and enjoyed the experience. They were also very proud to see what their efforts were able to produce.

Thank you Laura for providing your time so the children could be creative with your guidance.

  • Children are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning
  • Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement
  • Children transfer knowledge from one setting to another-
  • Children engage with co-construct learning