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.

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

Balancing Fun

The children had fun and displayed confidence as they took turns to balance on the stepping stones, the wooden beam and the circular beam.

Lua said, "I'm good at balancing."

The children display their sense of belonging as they confidently engage in physical play experiences together.

Worms, Worms, Worms!

Some of the children were excited to hold the worms from the worm farm this week. Others were happier to observe them from a distance.

Evandar laughed and said, "It tickles."

Charlotte, Isabelle, Kenji and Oliver fed the worms the skins from their apple slinkies at afternoon tea time.

We also enjoyed learning a new song about a worm called Herman.

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

Partner Dances

The children followed and recalled a sequence of steps as they danced with their chosen partner. They also suggested and demonstrated dance moves to be used.

The children displayed enjoyment, enthusiasm and their ability to coordinate a variety of movement patterns.

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


While playing with the blue play dough, Harper asked if we called make some pink slime. Blue and green slime was also created. The children displayed curiosity and enthusiasm as they explored and manipulated the slime.

Isabelle said, "I need more water."

Charlotte said, "I need more cornflour. It feels like recycling. Like a bin with slime in it."

Lua said," I love the slime. It's soft and it's a bit hard too."

Isabelle said, "It feels nice.... and gooey."

Harper said, "It feels a bit gross."

Jacob said, "It's getting harder and harder when I stir it."

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

Rhyming Words

The children have enjoyed a range of rhyming stories, songs, games and activities this term. They have illustrated a class book about rhyming words that they are enjoying reading with one another. Zach drew a cake and a snake. Jacob drew a house and a mouse. Lua drew a chair and a bear. Harper drew a clock and a rock. Kenji drew a mat and a rat.

The children are identifying objects that rhyme and having fun making up words that rhyme with their names. A fun game that you can play at home or in the car with your child is 'I Spy with my little eye something that rhymes with....'