Term Two – Week 5
WOW! The Kindy children have certainly been busy and productive during the past five weeks! Check out what we have been up to!
Mother’s Day Pamper Morning
What fun we all had when our mother’s and grandmothers attended our Kindy “Pamper” Session! The children loved pampering their loved ones, who were treated to hand scrubs, massages, nail painting and make overs and more! We hope you enjoyed your day and the hand made gifts the children took so much time and care in producing.
We met our Year 3 Buddies early in the Term. This was exciting, as we walked through the “big” school to the Year 3 classroom. We had a chat and took some time to get to know one another. Together we discussed the meaning of our Fruit of The Holy Spirit “GENTLENESS” and gave examples of scenarios in which we may use gentleness in our daily lives. The children and their buddies then drew pictures of a time when they showed gentleness – the Year Threes assisted their Kindy buddies to scribe what their drawing represented. We had a lot of fun with our Buddies and are looking forward to our next visit!
Our Library sessions have begun this term. Our Library borrowing day is Fridays. The Kindy children look forward to our Library sessions and have already learnt so many positive behaviours whilst attending the Library.
The children have learnt:
* That the Library is a quiet and shared space.
* To be respectful of other teachers and students who may be working in the Library.
* What a shelf marker is and how to use it correctly to assist in book borrowing.
* Where to borrow their books from.
* Procedures for borrowing a book.
* What a bar code is and why our Librarian needs to scan this code.
* How to care for their books and look after their Library bags.
* About conventions of print and early literacy skills.
* To appreciate and develop a love of literature.
Reading books helps children to ignite their imaginations and takes us all on NEW adventures!
Our “Morning Work” – Finger Gym
This term, our important “Morning Work” consists of a number of various Fine Motor Skill activities that target finger and hand muscle strength. These vital skills are essential pre-requisites for formal learning which is to proceed in the next few years to come. Upon entering Kindy, the children are encouraged to unpack their bags, complete their “jobs” and then proceed to their designated group to commence their “morning work.” The children are enjoying the challenges presented so far and are making good progress.
Literacy – Peggy Lego
After learning and practicing our Peggy Lego rhymes along with the gross motor movements, we have now begun to write and paint our patterns. We are working on our pencil grip, concentration, brush strokes and movements, as well as accuracy with our lines and patterns.
Maths – Positional Language
The language of maths! We have been learning about positional words, what they mean and what they look like in real life scenarios. The children played with and moved “Humpty” to various places around the environment to demonstrate the meaning of the words. We have also been listening to and joining in with the youtube songs, “Where’s the Monkey?” and “Where is it?” to enhance our learning of positional words:
We have been learning about Creation. We have been appreciating and discussing all the wonderful and amazing things that God created in our world. We have been thinking about how AWESOME God must be, to have thought of and created such a beautiful world for us to live in and look after! We have planted our veggie garden – thinking about sustainable living… and are caring for God’s world by watering and monitoring our plants. The children have been engaged in our “Godly Play” table, representing the world that God created.
Father Giovanni made a guest appearance in Kindy Gold! Father talked to us about our mothers, (following Mother’s day) and his. He also spoke to us about what God means to us. Father made us think about God the Creator...God who gave us all the gift of intelligence…so that we ourselves, can create and use our gifts in different ways to help one another.
We sang our Mother’s Day songs for Father Giovanni and tried to convince Father to bring his guitar along to our next visit together, to teach us a song or two!
We are looking forward to the next five weeks of Term!