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!
Click on the book to read it now!
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
Kindy Mothers day!
Mums are very special and we have been working hard to show them just how much we love them!
Kindy has been very busy getting ready for our special Mothers day! What a wonderful morning we have had pampering and making special things with our special Mums! We hope you relaxed and enjoyed the morning with us.
Thank you to all the mums, grandmas, family and friends who came along!
Lots of love from Kindy Blue and Kindy Gold!
Kindy is so much fun!
Australian animal and Reptile incursion!
West Oz came to St Emilie’s to teach us all about Australian animals and reptiles. We learnt all about where they live and what they eat. We could touch them as well. Some of the animals were a bit scary but we had lots of fun! COOKING SCONES!
We have been busy measuring, mixing and baking. We learnt how to make scones! We looked at the ingredients to see what we needed and followed the steps to see what to do. After all our hard work we had a picnic with all of our friends and enjoyed our delicious scones together.
In Science we have been learning about the sun. We know that the sun is hot and powerful. Last week we completed two science experiments. We predicted what we thought would happen and then we tested it.
First we filled up a solar power shower and felt the water temperature, it was cold. Then we left the solar power shower in the sun all day and tested the water temperature again at the end of the day and it was hot!
For our next experiment we build an ice tower in the sun. We checked on it throughout the day to see what was happening. All of the ice melted and the colours mixed!
We are look forward to our next science experiment!
It has been a busy term! We can’t wait to see what’s next!
We have been having a great time in Kindy this term – learning about ourselves, one another and the wonderful world around us!
Here are some of the things we have been up to …
Reptiles and Amphibians
We have been learning about how reptiles and amphibians are cold blooded and they need the sun to survive. Getting creative and making our very own frill neck lizards and frogs has kept us all engaged and excited. We are all looking forward to our reptile incursion next week – watch this space! 🙂
We really love going outside for a play with our friends and using our imagination in so many special ways! Here we are working and sharing together outside. It is important to get our bodies moving and join in outdoor play every day. We have also been learning about how important it is to wear our hats to protect our skin from the sun!
One of our goals is to be able to recognise our own name when it is written down. We have been doing a fantastic job at this and have been having lots of fun decorating our names with various objects to support our fine motor development and hand eye coordination.
We are excited about learning every day and we look forward to many more active, hands-on, question filled, smiley days in Kindy Gold!