We have been learning many interesting things about INSECTS – their characteristics, life cycles, where they live and their use of camouflage.Playing the game “Build a Beetle” helped us reinforce our learning about insect body parts while we practised our turn taking, persistence and social skills!
Observational Drawing of insect models helped us to look very closely to notice the tiny details that we need to include in our drawings.We need to be very patient and work carefully to include as much information as we can in our drawings, so that they have all the body parts we have learned about.
The story “Mrs Wishy-Washy” has been the literacy focus for our Science programme and we have enjoyed role play as the characters in the story. Mrs Wishy-Washy has been busy scrubbing the mud from the cow, the pig and the duck and sharing afternoon tea with them in the dramatic play area!
We were so lucky to have Old MacDonald’s Farm visit Kindy for an incursion! we learned how to pick up and hold the hens and how to feed the alpacas, goats, sheep, ducks and rabbit from our food cups. A goat even had a nibble on Mrs Fleming’s dress! Julie the farmer cleans her farm animals just like Mrs Wishy-Washy- she uses Morning Fresh or Wool Wash detergents in a hydro bath to keep the animals clean and sweet smelling! We had such fun spending time with real farm animals!
Mrs Fleming’s dog Tilly came for a visit too!
We talked about the need to help our pets keep clean as they live closely with us in our homes.
So, we watched Tilly have a bath at Kindy! She had special dog shampoo, her own brushes and towels and a special carrier for travelling in the car. We thought it was funny when Tilly shook the water from her fur and some of us got wet!
The next day we were wrote a recount of Tilly’s bath time and sequenced the pictures of the events in the correct order.
PHONEMIC DEVELOPMENT- PRE-ALPHABET
We have been listening for the beginning sounds in words, forming our mouths into the right shapes when we identify the sounds and then deciding which letters match the sounds when we write.
We are also applying our knowledge about “Lines” and the Peggy Lego pre writing programme from earlier in the year to writing letters.
For example, we are able to see that when we are writing “M” we need to begin with a “Tall man” line, then “Jack and Jill go down the hill, then up the hill” lines and finish with a “Tall man” line.
Stay tuned for more learning adventures!
We would really love to see as many families come along as possible to what should be a really fun night!
Gather some friends together
Go for a quick trip to the Op Shop for a costume ( no big pressure with the costume)
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What an adventure we had when Old MacDonald’s Mobile Farm visited Kindy on Wednesday 21st October 2015! We met Farmers Shannon and Julie who spoke to the children about the different animals that lived on their farm. The children were taught how to care and handle the animals before entering the pen to have a pat and hold of some of the animals. We were also able to feed them!
There were chickens, goats, ducks, lambs, one rabbit and even an alpaca! Please click on the gallery below to see what fun we had!
What do you think of our new fashionable hats? The chickens seemed to love it! Perhaps we might begin a new trend for Melbourne Cup day!
Prior to the incursion, we had been discussing why some animals love mud and how the mud acts as a deterrent against flies, fleas and pests as well as keeping the animals cool. We then looked at pictures of different animals and learnt about how these animals clean themselves by scratching, rubbing, nibbling, licking, pecking and preening.
The children enjoyed the farm incursion and showed great respect and care for the animals. Thank you to Farmers Shannon and Julie!
Read below what the children loved about this experience:
Dear Mums and Dads,
We are really working hard to try and raise the money we need to upgrade our Junior Undercover Area into a new teaching and learning space.
Organisers of THE BIG NIGHT IN on FRIDAY 13th November are currently seeking prizes for raffles on the night.
Perhaps you know a business owner who may be happy to donate a prize? Perhaps you have a friend who makes something special? perhaps you have a gift or a voucher at home that is brand new that you are happy to donate? If you do, we would really love to hear from you!
No matter how BIG or small, all prizes will be very much appreciated and any surplus ones will be used for the St Emilie’s School Fete next year.
We understand that not everyone will be able to come on the night, so perhaps this might be a great way for your family to support the P&F!
Please phone the school office on 92569696.
PS Can’t help with a prize? How about rallying your friends and coming along to the Big Night In. Phone the Office to book your ticket!
Welcome back everyone!
We hope you all enjoyed the holidays! Please click on the link below to view photos from Week 1 and to read about the outline for this term.
We have had a great start to Term Four with fantastic weather for playing in our Kindy Mud pit! It’s the best fun getting dirty, squishy around in the ooey gooey mud! Trent said it’s so much fun that he’s “…going to stay here for a hundred years!”.
It’s all part of the learning in our Science unit “Muds and Suds- the Science of Cleanliness”, in which we will explore how animals and people get dirty and the importance of cleanliness to fight germs, illness and keeping us healthy!
Remember that Mud pit play requires play clothes that wash and wear easily. We do “Wishy-Washy” after our mud play, but need to feel free to get stuck in and “SQUISH” around without worrying about our clothes getting a bit grubby!
Stay tuned for more grimmey adventures!