Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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The Pelican Brief

General Information and Upcoming Events

  • Kids Into Kindy is held weeks 1-6. The Pelican class will attend again
  • tomorrow, so please remember a rain coat incase it rains.

    • 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 and lunches are not refrigerated. Afternoon tea is placed in the fridge.

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

Supportive Friends!

During outdoor play, Aiden and Charbel supported each other as they came to Mrs Steinmann to ask for her assistance with resolving an issue they had. Both boys displayed kindness and consideration for each other as they took turns to explain the situation.



  • Children empathise with and express concern for others
  • Children display awareness of and respect for others perspectives
  • Children initiate interactions and conversations with trusted educators
  • Children communicate their needs for comfort and assistance

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

The Wonder of Nature

During group time the children displayed wonder and interest, when they were shown the new addition to our nature area, tiny little tadpoles and frog eggs. The children were then asked to share anything that they knew about tadpoles with the class.


What we know about Tadpoles-


Isabelle "They turn into frogs".

Kenji "First they make their feet come out".

Raphael "They can swim stretching out their legs".

Daniel "Tadpoles have tails".

Zach "Some frogs are poisonous".

Aiden "Poisonous frogs are black and yellow".

Kenji "Mummy frog lays the eggs".


The group then looked at some life-cycle pictures and information books about tadpoles and frogs. The children were very excited to watch the tadpoles swim around, and are looking forward to see them grow some legs and change into frogs. The group displayed a growing appreciation of their environment and a greater interest in living things.

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

Building a Tall Tower

The girls were very excited. Millie asked "Mrs Steinmann can you take a photo of our tall tower".

The girls stood beside their tower for the photo whilst telling Mrs Steinmann that it was the tallest tower they had ever made.

Millie"It's taller then me".

Kira" It's really big".

Amellia " We are all helping each other".

When the tower collapsed the group yelled out "Nooooo". After the disappointment of the collapse, they all started to work together to rebuild the tower and make it just as high.



  • Children use play to investigate, imagine and explore ideas
  • 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 pattern systems work

  • Children use information and communication technologies to access information. Investigate ideas and represent their thinking

Creative picture card Time!

Sky chose to sit at the drawing table during outdoor play using the picture cards and white board. Sky recreated his own drawings from the picture cards. Sky displayed creativity as he added detail to his artwork.

As Sky added the dots from the spaceship circling the planets he said "Blast off......".

Sky was proud of his drawings as he showed them to others sitting nearby.


  • Children use representations from play to project meaning
  • Children are creative and express ideas to make meaning
  • Children experiment with ways of expressing ideas
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