Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

  • Kids Into Kindy - The Pelican class will be attending our 'Transition to School' program fornightly, commencing next Thursday. They will attend three sessions.

  • Just a friendly reminder that it's a good idea to place an ice pack in your child's lunch box. Lunches are not refrigerated. In preparation for Kindergarten, we are no longer using the slinky cutter on the children's apples.

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

Cleaning Fun

Charlotte and Lua held the spiny leaf insects while their enclosure was cleaned out.

Once the insects were safely back inside Lua said, "The glass is dirty. I think we should clean it." She and Charlotte used the water spray bottle and some paper towel that they got from the bathroom to clean two glass panels each. "That's better!" said Charlotte, when they had finished.

  • Children participate collaboratively in regular routines and experiences
  • Children cooperate with others and contribute to experiences in meaningful ways
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Outcome3: 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

Ears are Important

We were fortunate to have a special talk today from Miss Audrey, an itinerant hearing teacher. The children were very interested in her model ear and in discussing their ears and how to look after them. They learnt the importance of blowing their nose and practised blowing their noses correctly.

To see if the children were using their ears, the children participated in a listening game. Miss Audrey had the children close their eyes and listen to a shaker that she played in various parts of the room. They had to point to where the sound was coming from. When Miss Audrey asked them to open their eyes, the children could see if they were right. Everyone listened very well!

  • Children participate in activities related to their health with enthusiasm
  • Children recognise their sensory capabilities
  • Children show increasing independence and competence in personal hygiene such as blowing their nose
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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

A House for a Worm

Ezra, Jahrell, Raphael, Isabelle, Lua, Alice and Harper shared their excitement when they discovered some worms in the playground. Some of the children decided to create a house for one of the worms, complete with a television! They shared their ideas as they cut and drew. together. After some discussion, the children decided to rehouse the worm in our worm farm.

Searching for insects has become very popular after the rain.

  • Children express wonder and interest in their environment
  • Children initiate and contribute to experiences emerging from their own ideas