Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Book Parade- Week 5. Wednesday 22nd August, 9:30am at the school. Parents are welcome to watch.
  • Banksmeadow Preschool enrolments are happening now. If you know someone looking for an early childhood preschool placement, please let them know.
  • 2:55pm is Preschool pick up time. Teachers often have paperwork to complete and meetings to attend. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Please make sure you have enrolled your child for Banksmeadow school next year. We have enrolment forms here for you if required.
  • Double Parking is unsafe and illegal. Please take care not to do this.
  • Hats are required every day

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

Clever Outdoor Skills

Maxxi and Valentina (Pelican class) were very eager to show their skills on the stepping stones and balance activity. Other children came over to join in too. The activity then became more challenging.

"You have to jump like this," said Ella, jumping with two feet together.

"Look Mrs Royston, I can jump up really high," said Emilia.

"Watch me too," stated Nina, as she also jumped.

The children continued to enjoy the activity and made up more skills to achieve. As the girls started to finish, the boys decided to join in too.

  • Children confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments through relationships and play
  • Children respond to ideas and suggestions from others
  • Children are open to new challenges
  • Children show interest in other children and being part of a group

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

Strong Hands

The children enjoyed playing with the munchers today, trying to catch the marbles. They needed to hold the tennis ball correctly, so the mouth could open to catch the marbles. This requires hand strength which assists in writing, cutting and drawing. There was much fun had as the children tried to catch as many marbles as possible. Mrs Royston also held a mini race to see who could catch the marbles the quickest.

  • Children manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill

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

More Australian Animal Activities

We have continued with our interest in Australian animals and it's amazing how well the children are doing in remembering the names and information. We have read both fiction and non fiction books, which the children have enjoyed. One of the animals we have been reading about is the koala. It seems to be a favourite.

There are still some excellent artists attempting to paint more than one animal. We have also provided other art activities such as puppets and koalas for the children to make. It's fabulous to see them attempt things that may be a little difficult. Having the willingness to try is a step in the right direction to learn.

  • Children participate in rich and meaningful inquiry based learning
  • Children persist even when they find a task difficult
  • Children engage in learning relationships
  • Children explore ideas using imagination, creativity and play

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

Koala Knowledge

The children were asked what information they could recall about koalas. These are their responses.

Mitchell- "They eat eucalyptus leaves."

Piper- "They climb in trees."

Nina- "They eat dark leaves."

Easton- "They eat green leaves. They are nocturnal."

Ava- "They have sharp claws."

Harley- "They have sharp teeth."

Emilia- "They sleep in the day and they wake at night. They are mammals."

Emanuel- "They are marsupials."

Mia- "They have a pouch."

Loni- "They have two feet."

Elizabeth- "They use their claws to climb up trees."

Cooper- "There are some old koalas."

Maxxi- "When the koalas turn one they climb on their mummy's back."

What fabulous memories!

  • Children interact with others to explore ideas and share new understandings
  • Children contribute their ideas in group discussions