Banksmeadow Preschool

Belonging, Learning and Growing Together.

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Kookaburra Telegraph

Upcoming Events and General Reminders

  • Come as a Farmer fund-raising. Tuesday 28 & Thursday 30 August. Children may come dressed as a farmer and make a donation to Buy a Bale. If your child attends both days they may dress on both days, but only one donation is required.
  • 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 soon and lunches are not refrigerated. Afternoon tea is placed in the fridge, so no need for one in there.
  • 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.

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

Book Character Parade & Author Visit

Everyone displayed confidence and enthusiasm as they participated in the school book parade. They also sat and watched the rest of the children in the parade respectfully. The children thought it was funny that the teachers dressed up too. It is always fun to dress up and we will be having more dress up days before the end of the year.

Book Week has been spent enjoying lots of books together, both fiction and non-fiction. The children love hearing books read every day and it is important to always read to your child at home.

Our author talk was done by Yvette Poshoglian. She explained how authors create characters and how they have special personalities. Yvette showed the children different pictures of book characters and asked the children to name them. Some of the books that she writes are: Ella and Olivia; Ready, Set, Spy; Eloise and Frankie Fox. She spoke nicely to the children who were listening well and trying hard to answer the questions.

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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

Power Me Up

Mitchell, Easton, Joshua, Jayden and Taylor were having fun using their imagination during outdoor play.

"I have to power them up," said Mitchell.

"We're the robots," said Easton.

"When I power them up they can go," added Mitchell.

Mitchell carefully used the stick as his tool to power them up. The boys responded to Mitchell as they listened to and followed his instructions.

  • Children cooperate with others and negotiate roles and relationships in play
  • Children demonstrate a sense of belonging in their environments
  • Children are playful and respond positively to others, reaching out for company and friendship

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

Puzzling Times!

Rocco had worked independently on a puzzle and completed it with much pride. Mrs Royston suggested he try a more difficult one. He began trying to work it out as Taylor joined him and Ava, Nina and Emilia offered to help too. The children worked very well together as they used the picture clues to match the pieces. There was also a picture of the completed puzzle which they referred to. As they worked, they communicated well and cooperated, sharing the pieces and allowing their friends to have a turn. They were very happy when the last piece was added and they could see the results of their efforts.

  • Children seek out and accept new discoveries, and celebrate their own achievements and those of others
  • Children increasingly cooperate and work collaboratively with others

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

All About News

Jayden, Conrad and Loni were busy in the sandpit engaging in their own news time.

"Good afternoon everyone. I got this from mum," said Conrad.

"Good afternoon everyone. The sand goes into here to make a cupcake,' said Jayden.

"Good afternoon everyone. I put the sand into the bucket," said Loni.

The boys listened to each other tell their news, waited their turn and showed understanding of the concept. They copied the routine that we use in the classroom.

  • Children engage in enjoyable interactions using verbal and non-verbal language

  • Children are independent communicators who initiate Standard Australian English to meet the listener's needs
  • Children convey and construct messages with purpose