Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

  • Thank you to those who kindly donated to the Cancer Council. The box will still be available if you would like to donate.
  • Photos have arrived. You may view them and then decide whether you'd like to purchase the whole pack, or individual pages.
  • 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.
  • If you have not paid for the NAIDOC performance please pay asap. It is next Monday.

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

Vets Open!

In the afternoons the children have opportunity to have a voice in relation to their learning environment. Daniel asked, "Can we have the vets put out?" This was written on the children's voice wall. Other children in the class agreed they would also like to play in the vets. The children displayed a sense of agency, making choices and decisions about their learning.

"When children feel safe, secure and supported they grow in confidence to explore and learn." (ELYF)

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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

Lego Creating

Throughout the day the children are provided a wide range of tools and materials to encourage the children's fine motor skills. The children enjoyed creating and manipulating the Lego blocks with their friends as they engaged in conversation about what they were building.

Littlest Pet Fun!

The children engaged with their friends in pretend play, manipulating the toys and dolls to create their play episodes. There was a lot of conversation and negotiating of toys. The children had fun while they were dressing the dolls and manipulating the equipment.

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

Number Recognition, Counting and Sequencing

The children have played games, carried out activities during group time looking at number recognition, counting and sequencing. The children have been using number cards, counters and numbered rocks. The children demonstrate an increasing understanding of number as they identify numerals and then create a representation using counters.

Harper questioned,"How many more do I need?"

"I'm making eleven my brother Zach's 11."

"I need to take two away."