Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Kindergarten Open Night- Thursday 9th August.
  • Athletics Carnival- Friday 10th August, 9:20am on the school oval.
  • Preschool interviews will be taking place with your child's teacher. Please select a suitable time from the time sheets at the sign in area if you would like to have a chat.
  • Please make sure you have enrolled your child for Banksmeadow school next year. We have enrolment forms here for you if required.
  • It would be appreciated if you could write down which school your child will be attending next year. A sheet is provided next to our sign on. This helps with organisation within the centre.

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

Group Games

The girls have been choosing to play table games together. They decide on which game and recall the rules to play. They need to take turns and make sure that each person remembers the rules. There's lots of conversation and discussion about what they need to do. Games promote a variety of skills such as memory, colour recognition, counting and matching.

  • Children establish and maintain respectful, trusting relationships with other children
  • Children show interest in being part of a group
  • Children engage in and contribute to shared play experiences

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

Activity Time

We have been providing a variety of physical activities for the children, to prepare them for our athletics carnival next week. Also, these activities follow the Munch and Move program that we are implementing. The different skills highlight the abilities of the children and what they are capable of. There's been a lot of fun and excitement as the children have participated in our activities. We can't wait until the carnival!

  • Children demonstrate trust and confidence as they engage in activities with others
  • Children combine gross and and fine motor movement and balance to achieve increasingly complex movements

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

Bug Time

There was lots of excitement searching for bugs during outside play. Joshua started the activity and lots of children wanted to follow. We lifted rocks and dug in the dirt to see what could be found. There were slaters, ants and a centipede that were found. Mrs Royston found some little party boxes that the children were able to put their bugs into. This activity also promoted a lot of discussion and conversation amongst the group.

  • Children express wonder and interest in their environment
  • Children follow and extend their own interests with enthusiasm, energy and concentration
  • Children use play to investigate ideas
  • Children experience the benefits and pleasures of shared exploration