Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

    • Magician Show- Wednesday 21 November. A note has been placed in the children's note pockets. This is only for children who attend that day.
    • Please remember to pack spare clothes (weather appropriate) as the weather is warming up and we will have more water and mud play.
    • Just a friendly reminder that it's a good idea to place an ice pack in your child's lunch box.

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

Kids Into Kindy

Transitioning from preschool to school is exciting and fun. The children are being given opportunities to understand the routines and practices of Kindergarten and to feel comfortable as they transition to a new setting.

This week, the children listened to Miss Fahey read a story called 'Pig the Pug'. They sang songs and participated in a variety of activities in the Kindergarten rooms, either independently or with assistance from the Year 5 students.

Adalyn said, 'I did the fire engine puzzle and the farm one."

Harper said, "I played with my friend, Emma."

Remi said, "I liked the story. It was funny when Pig the Pug fell out the window."

"I liked playing in the dolly corner," said Ruby.

Jahrell said, "I liked the story and I played with the Lego."

  • Children are open to new challenges and experiences
  • Children feel supported during times of change from the familiar to the unfamiliar
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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

Scoring Goals

Charbel, Aiden, Jahrell and Daniel participated enthusiastically in a shared play experience. They took turns to throw their ball into the top of the big blue ball and cheered for one another when their throws were successful.

"Let's try and kick it," suggested Daniel.

The boys all attempted to kick their ball into the side opening.

After several attempts, Charbel, said, "Let's play football."

The boys kicked and chased the ball from one end of the playground to the other.

  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement
  • Children cooperate with others and contribute to group experiences
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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

Letters and Symbols

The children engage in letter recognition games in which they are encouraged to identify the sound a letter makes. They are identifying the initial sounds of words and our games of 'I Spy' now include objects beginning with letters/sounds. As well as letters, the children are beginning to recognise and identify punctuation used in texts. They are learning to identify question marks, full stops, exclamation marks and capital letters.

The children enjoy engaging with a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. They respond to questions about the books we read and are encouraged to recall the sequence of events. The book corner and the outdoor reading pillow are always popular places to enjoy a book with a friend.

  • Children develop an understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds
  • Children engage in discussions about letters, words and symbols
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