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! 🙂
Welcome back to Term 4! We hope you had a wonderful break!
Please click the link below to view the Term 4 parent letter:
Kindy Parent Letter Term 4 2019
Wow what a great time we had last Friday at the school disco! We danced and grooved all afternoon!
The disco was a great opportunity for we calm, courageous, curious ( not to mention cute) Kindy kids to socialise with our friends and make some new friends too! This was a great way for us to further develop our confidence, resilience and social skills.
Check out some of our awesome costumes!
READ! READ! READ!
Reading is so important in helping us develop our language, understanding and ability to make sense of our world!
In Kindy Gold we have started inviting mums, dads, grandparents and loved ones to come into the library with us on Fridays for some shared reading time!
We have loved having this opportunity to relax and enjoy a good book!
If you are free from 2.30pm on Fridays we would love for you to join us in the library too!
After reading one of our favourites, Wombat Stew, we went on an adventure to the bush to search for all the things we could use to create our very own wombat stew! We have been learning a lot about Australian animals and we are beginning to learn about nocturnal and diurnal animals!
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Buddies and Lifelink
For LifeLink Day 2019, all students were asked to create a page for St Emilie’s LifeLink’s ‘Big Book of Love & Hope” 2019.
Messages of support and care to people in need
from Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Perth.
We were lucky enough to create this project with our year 3 buddies! We were so excited to meet them all and work together! We worked hard with our buddies to create artwork to support and send positive messages to the Djooraminda service managed by Centrecare which provides residential care and supportive services for Aboriginal children who are not able to live within their own family environment due to either abuse, neglect or other difficulties.
Thank you to all of the parent helpers that have come in to Kindy!
If you would like to sign up for another day we would love your support!
We still require 2 parents every Tuesday morning to help us with the read me packs. Please let us know if you are available to help!
- Read me packs – return every Tuesday morning
- Crunch and Sip (small container of fruit/vegetables) every day
- Library books- return every Friday morning