Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events & General Reminders

  • Movie Day-Tuesday 18 December. Notes have been placed in your child's note pockets. Please check and pay accordingly. This is only for children who attend on that day.

  • Last Day of Preschool- Tuesday 18th December. There is no Preschool on Wednesday 19th. This is a cleaning day for educators

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

Waterfall Way

Loni was enjoying playing in the mud. He was fetching water from the trough and pouring it onto the dirt.

"What are you making Loni?" asked Mrs Royston.

"It's a waterfall," he replied.

"The water is going down," added Loni.

Cooper also joined in. "We need more water Mrs Royston," the boys asked.

Mrs Royston filled up the trough a bit more so they could continue working on their project.

Other children also began to join in to help make the waterfall.

  • Children cooperate and negotiate roles in play experiences
  • Children broaden their understanding of the world around them
  • Children explore the natural environment

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

Christmas Activities

The children have been enjoying working on a variety of Christmas craft.

They have used their imagination in various ways and also followed the examples of the art or craft. One activity that has been extremely popular is colouring in. Although this is not a task we provide very often, as it is limiting of the children's own ideas, it is often a task they enjoy. Next year at school, many will participate in activities of this kind.

As they work they create plenty of conversation discussing and reflecting on what they are doing.

  • Children persist even when they find a task difficult
  • Children follow and extend their own interests
  • Children persevere and experience the satisfaction of achievement

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


Ella and Ruby were working together with the magnetic numbers and letters. They used quite a few of them to create their result. As they worked they talked about the letters and numbers, recognising and naming them.

"We're not finished yet Mrs Royston. You have to come back," stated Ella.

"You can look now," she announced.

On checking, Mrs Royston asked, "What have you made girls?"

"It's a rainbow dash. No, a rainbow letter number dash," decided Ella.

Ruby nodded her head in agreeance.

  • Children convey and construct messages with purpose and confidence
  • Children take on roles of literacy and number users in their play
  • Children use symbols in play to represent and make meaning
  • Children recognise letters and numbers
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