Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.
Upcoming Events & General Reminders
- Kids Into Kindy is held weeks 1-6. The Kookaburra class will attend again in week 5
- 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. 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
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
It's so wonderful to see how some of the children who did not want to participate in drawing activities previously are now willingly facing the challenge and having a go. Being interested in a topic promotes better learning and assists to guide the children in a positive way. Feeling comfortable in their environment also assists this.
- Children demonstrate a sense of belonging
- Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
- Children explore living things and show a growing appreciation for them
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
"I can balance Mrs Royston," she said.
"Wow, that's very clever. Do you do that on the real balance beam?" Mrs Royston replied.
"Yes," Ella said.
Cooper decided he wanted to have a go too. He also managed to walk across and was very proud of himself.
"I did it too," he declared.
They were so competent walking forward, they decided to walk backwards!!!!
- Children combine gross motor skills and balance to achieve complex patterns of movement
- Children show enthusiasm for participating in physical play
- Children demonstrate spatial awareness and move around through their environments confidently
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
As seen earlier in the week, the children have been following an interest in spring and flower creations. In these photos the children were able to add extra features to their work to make their garden more attractive. There was crepe paper grass, yellow circles, matchsticks and pictures of flowers to look at and/or cut out. Some even drew insects and other creatures.
It's great to see children use imagination and creativity in their work and transfer their knowledge between different learning opportunities.
- Children initiate and contribute to play experiences emerging from their own ideas
- Children follow and extend their own interests
- Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement
- Children transfer knowledge from one setting to another
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 patters systems work
Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking
Fishing for Letters
Knowing the letters of one's name is important for recognition of, and the sounding out of letters when beginning to read. We will continue to use different activities to support this learning over the rest of the year.
- Children begin to understand key literacy concepts, processes and letter-sound relationships
- Children develop an understanding that symbols are a powerful means of communication
- Children begin to be aware of oral and written representations