Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Come as a Farmer fund-raising. Thank you so much for your support of Buy a Bale. Together we raised $304.10. That's fantastic!!!!
  • Father's Day Stall and Breakfast- . Again, thank you for allowing your child to participate. They are looking forward to giving their presents on the weekend. The P & C is very grateful for your support.
  • Just a friendly reminder that it's a good idea to place an ice pack in your child's lunch box. The weather will be warming up soon and lunches are not refrigerated. Afternoon tea is placed in the fridge, so no need for one in there.
  • Banksmeadow Preschool enrolments are happening now. If you know someone looking for an early childhood preschool placement, please let them know.

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

Bush Bread

To coincide with our Australiana theme and Farmer Day, Mrs Royston read the story of the Little Red Hen. We talked about how the hen found the grains of wheat and what she was able to make from them. We discussed how some farmers grow wheat and that they need water to help it grow.

The children were very excited to learn that we were going to do some cooking. We hadn't done any for a while. our recipe was for bush bread, otherwise known as damper. We added, mixed and stirred the flour, salt and milk. Everyone was eager to have a turn and see how our ingredients were changing as they were mixed. Waiting patiently was an important part of the activity. It was really great when our damper came out of the oven, as it looked good and smelled delicious. Mrs Royston spread some butter on for those who wanted it, and they gobbled it up. YUM!

We also looked at some pictures of foods and discussed whether they would be made from flour. Some of the pictures were of fruit, ice cream and meat. This led to talks about where these different foods come from too. Perhaps you could talk about this more at home.

  • Children begin to initiate sharing and negotiating behaviours
  • Children express their thoughts and views constructively
  • Children show interest in being part of the group
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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

Father's Day Fun

It was fun heading up to the school library to go shopping for father's day.The children were very excited and eager to look for something special for that special someone. There was great responsibility taken as they headed for their selected table to choose their gift. They needed to hand over their money card to one of the P & C mums to pay for the gift. There were a lot of proud faces as they showed others what they had bought.

Some children, their dads and mums also participated in the breakfast. It was a fun morning for them.

The children have also worked very hard making special things for their dad. We hope they are well received on Father's Day. Have a great day!

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

Ball time!

For our last make up session of sport, the children were taught some skills on how to use a basketball. The coach showed them how to push the ball down to the ground to bounce, and then catch. The children tried hard not to miss the ball and send it rolling around the playground. Coach Frankie also showed how to throw the ball from down to up. There were many happy girls and boys who got the ball into the bin.

We then learned further tee ball skills with Coach Luke. There were two teams. One fielding and one batting. Lots of fun was had turn taking, sharing and negotiating throughout the play. The eye/hand coordination was the main skill focus and the children really enjoyed the activities.

  • Children share humour, happiness and satisfaction
  • Children engage in increasingly complex gross motor skills
  • Children demonstrate spatial awareness and orient themselves, moving around and through their environment confidently and safely