It has been another great week in Pre Primary. We are constantly on the go with new learning opportunities!
The Water Corporation
This week we had a special visit from the Water Corporation to teach us some good habits we can create to save water.
We played a fun game where we looked at a picture with different ‘bad water-saving habits’ and we had to replace the ‘bad habits’ with ‘good water-saving habits.
Here are some of the helpful tips we learnt:
“Wash your car on the grass.”
“Report any leaks.”
“Use the small flush on the toilet when you can.”
“Don’t leave the tap running when you brush your teeth.”
“Have a 4-minute shower only.”
“Only put the dishwasher or washing machine on when it is full.”
We love our beautiful world and love learning about ways to care for it. Here are some pictures of us!
We then got busy creating our own artwork to display how we can save water in our own homes.
Mrs Wishy Washy
This week we have been focusing on our story retelling skills. We have been looking at the story ‘Mrs Wishy Washy’ and recalling the main events of the story. Specifically, we have been looking at the beginning, middle, and end to a story. We have also discussed different parts of the story such as the characters and setting. We know that this story is a ‘Fiction’ story which means it is a made-up story read for pleasure. We have been learning about the difference between ‘Fiction’ and ‘Non-Fiction.’ Ask us at home if we can retell this story to you!
Bye for now! Love PPG & PPB!
PP’S HOSPITAL INCURSION!
This week in Pre Primary we had a hospital incursion! We learnt so much about hospital! Some of us said that we felt a bit scared about going to the hospital…but after learning all these cool things and seeing what happens inside the hospital we now know that its really not a scary place but a wonderful place where there are lots of people helping kids to feel better again!
We really enjoyed our wonderful visit from the Association for the Welfare of Children’s Hospital. We were able to learn about medical equipment and different aspects of hospitalisation in the safe and familiar environment of the classroom.
We had lots of fun and were able to ask loads of questions! Did you know the children’s hospital in Perth has a playground on the roof!
The Hospital Incursion Program designed to prepare young healthy children for possible hospitalisation or visits to the doctor or dentist. The aim is to minimise anxiety, fear and misconceptions children may have about medical intervention. We think this really helped and a lot of the PP’s wanted to go to the hospital and see all of these cool thing. We were also able to share our own stories about going to the hospital and how brave we have been if we had to get a needle! If we take some deep breaths and hold mum or dads hand we’ll be fine!
What a great day! We cant wait to take all of these new things that we have learnt back to our role play hospitals in the classroom!
Bye for now! Love PPG & PPB!
Wednesday the 17th of June was the Feast day of St Emilie de Vialar!
We loved learning about St Emilie today!
We learnt about her history and life mission helping those in need. St Emilie helped educate children and care for the poor and sick. What a wonderful lady! We came up with words like; ‘thoughtful, kind, giving, helpful, loving’ to describe St Emilie. In PP we are striving towards being just like St Emilie in our classroom by caring for our friends and looking out for others.
Today we said a prayer for St Emilie;
St Emilie, our Mother and guide
You were so filled with love of God
that you helped others in difficult times.
Please help us to be like you and love others.
St Emilie, pray for us.
We also added our own special messages to our prayer thanking her for all of the wonderful things she has done and asking her to support us to be like her.
We are very proud and grateful to call her the Saint of our school!
We have been busy commemorating St Emilie and creating some incredible portraits! Here are some for you to see! 🙂
What a great week 6 we have had in Pre Primary!
We have continued our learning on Indigenous Australia this week. We have loved learning about Aboriginal culture. We have even learnt some words in different Aboriginal dialects like hello and counting numbers! Here is a great video we enjoyed watching in class. This has taught us all a lot about Aboriginal culture and there is so much to learn! If you have time watch this again with your child they really enjoyed it! We love getting our hands dirty in different arts projects and we have been creating some Aboriginal inspired artwork this week!
We have been focusing on our numeral formation this week! It is so important that we start at the correct point when forming our numbers. This ensures our numbers are clear and legible! This is always a great one to practice at home! You can use paints, water, shaving cream and rainbow coloured pencils! Below is a copy of some of the rhymes we use in Pre Primary that help us remember how to form each number correctly. Have a go with your child at home and see if they remember. these are also rhyming words see if your child can spot them out!
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Thank you to Mrs Poinen for bringing in your baby chicks for us to see! We absolutely loved to see these beautiful little creatures. We were so intrigued with questions about what they eat, what they need, where do they live and so many more questions! As we have been exploring Our Changing World through our MAPPEN learning this was a great way experience how things change up close!
Rain, rain go away, come again another day!
Actually we have loved having rain this has allowed us to get outside and start exploring in the rain to see how things change. Playing in the rain helps us to improve our gross motor skills, learn about science, stay active, make music, explore and so much more!
We cant wait to see what week 7 brings us in PP! Bye for now! 🙂
Week 2 in Pre Primary has been busy and exciting both at school and at home!
Well done to everyone working so hard on all of their different learning. Here are some of the fun things we have been up to this week!
Our changing world
We have been exploring the topic ‘Our Changing World’!
We have looked at how things change over time. The weather has been a great example of this for us. We have enjoyed exploring outside to see how colours, smells and textures change when it is dry and wet. We have also looked at various time lapse videos to see things change! Have a look below at some of the videos we have been watching.
Our first RE unit we have been learning about this term is ‘Church’.
We are learning about ourselves and how we are part of the church community. We have been drawing and painting self portraits, creating a plaques with our whole name and making finger print people! We have learnt that we all have a special name with a special story and who our name is important and unique! Many of us in PP have also now completed our mobile gifts which tell the story of three of our individual and special gifts that we have! (although we know our clever and special PP’s have many more thank three!)
We are now past 50 days of learning on our goal to 100 days of learning! We are certainly all getting very smart both at home and at school!
All of our lovely PP’s at school are sending big virtual hugs and waves to all of our PP’s at home! We miss all of our little friends at home and cant wait for their return! Hopefully soon! 🙂
Bye for now! 🙂