Term 4 – Week 1 – 12th October 2017
Please see attached letter about water sample collections.
Term 4 – Week 1 – 12th October 2017
Please see attached letter about water sample collections.
Welcome back families!
We are looking forward to this final term together as we consolidate our knowledge, development and skills that we have been progressing towards throughout the year!
We are excited about the learning program for this term!
Please download our program information to find out more!
3rd October 2017
Term 3 Bush Hunt Inquiry Learning
What a wonderful, busy and productive term full of learning, we have had! We hope everyone is reenergising and enjoying the school holidays…with more outdoor nature play, walks and bush adventures!
Please use the very short link below to view the learning that took place through our Bush Hunt Inquiry Unit:
CALLING FOR…Magazines, Wool & Ribbon
We are calling upon families to gather any unwanted magazines, wool or ribbon that you may have lying around the home that you no longer require please. The children will be using these items during Term 4 for various literacy learning and craft activities.
Thanks in advance for your assistance and happy hunting!
We are looking forward to seeing all the beautiful, happy smiles back at Kindy on Tuesday 10th October and hearing all of the holiday stories and adventures! See you soon!
Term 3 – Week 9 – 14th September 2017
THANK YOU to all the families that took time out of their busy schedules to attend our OPEN NIGHT. It was so wonderful to see the Kindy children engaged, communicating and sharing their learning with their families. It was also great to see families, listening, allowing time for the children to share their work, participating and responding positively. We hope you were able to view the whole school display in the hall, based on our SOCIAL JUSTICE topic.
Here are a few pics of Open Night in Kindy Gold
Our SOCIAL JUSTICE unit this term has provided the Kindy children with new insights into what FAIRNESS means. When we began the unit at the beginning of the term much of the childrens’ thinking lay along the lines of “sharing” and “equality.” The views they may hold now, on the topic of FAIRNESS have since changed and our learning has challenged the children to stretch their thinking about what really is FAIR and UNFAIR.
The following document is the culmination of our term’s work on our SOCIAL JUSTICE topic of FAIRNESS. Please download and read about our Unit of Work.
Term 3 – Week 8 – 6th September 2017
FIRST AID FOCUS!
Today, we were lucky enough to attend an Incursion from St John Ambulance – First Aid. Our presenter’s name was Stacey.
Stacey taught our Kindy children what an EMERGENCY means and she thoroughly discussed a number of different scenarios that may result in an EMERGENCY. We revised the important number that we all need to know in case of an emergency – 000
We viewed a series of large visuals and discussed the potential hazards that could occur in each scene. We discussed what each child CAN do to assist someone in need.
D – is for DANGER
R – is for RESPONSE
We look out for danger, before we respond, then we ask our person in need a series of questions to determine whether they require an ambulance and also to determine if it really is an emergency situation.
The children were asked to learn some important information about themselves to assist the emergency services personnel if they ever do need to ring up for help. We ask all our families to please assist our Kindy children to learn this information at home.
My important information: * My name * My house number * The name of my street * The names of my next door neighbours, grandparents and close friends that could help me in and emergency.
A special card will be sent home with your child. Please help your child to fill out this form and learn the important information necessary, in case of an emergency.
We viewed another set of visuals and talked about which emergency service we may require, in certain situations – ambulance, fire or police.
We learnt about PARAMEDICS – what they do and the special clothes they require. Paramedics wear GREEN with a sliver lining. The silver lining glows at night so people can see them easily.
We learnt about the AMBULANCE – what it looks like inside and out and how we know if there is an emergency when an ambulance is travelling on the road.
We then participated in a fun partner activity. One person lay on the floor with their eyes closed whilst the other stood over them. we pretended that the person on the floor needed medical assistance and we practiced “Danger,” “Response” and the special questions we need to ask before determining whether there is an EMERGENCY.
This is the procedure we followed:
At the conclusion of our session, Stacey recapped with us, what an emergency is and the children identified the following scenarios as a few examples of real and true emergencies:
Term 3 – Week 7 – 30th August 2017
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
We had such a beautiful morning in Kindy today! Thank you to all the dads, step-dads, granddads, to papa, dida and the brave and lovely nana who attended our Father’s Day Playdate…you all made our day so special and wonderful! The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless and it was so lovely to see everyone enjoying the activities, playing and engaged with one another!
We hope you enjoy viewing the photos!
The “Barber Shop” was certainly a big hit! We had a queue of eager customers! The children loved applying shaving cream, “shaving”, washing, drying, combing and sprinkling a dash of aftershave onto their willing participants! We had some freshly shaven, sweet smelling people in the room today! Such fun!
There was painting of handprints, constructing boats, banging and hammering, lots of cuddling, dinosaur imaginative play, play dough creations, ten pin bowling, hoola-hooping awesome tricks and playing with letters!
There was colouring, cutting, gluing, writing special messages to dads, creating special ties for dads to wear, creating hammer bookmarks, tic-tac-toe, lots of outdoor fun and more cuddling!
There were plenty of smiles, laughs and beautiful memories made! We hope you all enjoyed our special song and movie too! The children have been busy creating, painting and cooking special presents for you all…but, SHHH…that’s a SURPRISE for Sunday!
May you all have a blessed and beautiful day this Sunday… we hope that you will get to be “KING” for the day!
Week 6 Term 2 – 25th August 2017
Book Week Celebrations!
We had a great day in Kindy today with lots of fun and laughter as we all dressed up for Book Week!
Thank you to all families for the time, effort and thought given to the children’s costumes and to the children for bringing along their books to share with us about their characters! There was certainly excitement in the room this morning!
We LOVE READING in KINDY!
We shared part of our day with our Year Three Buddies. We love visiting and spending time with our Buddies!
Together we viewed a short clip from the Children’s Book Council Australia website, which was promoting the healthy eating message of
“Go for 2 and 5.”
With our Buddies we completed a task where we drew some of the fruit & vegetables that we enjoy eating, onto our plates….some of us even created fruit & vegetable characters!
We then spent some time reading together! We couldn’t think of a better way to spend our Book Week celebration day!
We “ESCAPED TO EVERYWHERE” today and hope all our children will continue to treasure their books and love of reading!
17th August 2017
Please find enclosed the following notes pertaining to the next few weeks of term:
1. Fresh Grade Digital Portfolios
2. Book Week Celebrations
3. Father’s Day Morning in Kindy – Invitation
Term 2 Week 5 – 17th August 2017
LIFE EDUCATION VAN
On Tuesday15th August 2017 our class paid a visit into the Life Ed. Van. The HEALTH topic we were learning about during our visit was “Belonging and Connecting.” We had so much fun learning about Harold the giraffe and his adventures!
We viewed a video about Harold and learnt about how he “filled” his bucket and how we too, can be like Harold and “fill” our buckets everyday. Every time Harold did or said something nice, kind, or helpful towards others, he “filled” his bucket which means, that every time he did this, his heart grew bigger and bigger because it was full of LOVE!
We met Harold too! It was exciting! We played some games and participated in various activities. At the conclusion of the visit we ALL filled a bucket TOGETHER by placing a coin into the bucket and sharing our thoughts, with the group, about one thing that we all felt THANKFUL for.
We really enjoyed the LIFE ED. VAN Incursion!
Term 3 – Week 3
BODIES, BRAINS & BALLS!
This week in Kindy, we began a new Gross Motor Program!
“Play for Life” is facilitating the programme with our Kindy children every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks.
Parents, please ensure your children are wearing suitable footwear on Wednesdays…sneakers or sports shoes would be beneficial.
The programme requires all children to participate positively in a range of gross motor games and activities based on various skill sets, as well as opportunities for dance, music and movement.
It encourages children to be active, healthy, challenge themselves and try their best with all tasks.
The Kindy Staff were all very impressed with the way the children listened so carefully, followed instructions and joined in during BBB this week!!