Thank you to all Families who were able to come along and share in the children’s learning over Term One.
The children were beaming as they “Taught” their family members all about different aspects and particulars of the classroom displays.
At long last our families had the chance to meet Freda the frill necked lizard.
Many of our visitors had heard of Freda and had actually thought she was a real lizard, such was her fame!
But alas, she is our Science mascot for this term’s topic “The Sun Changes Everything”.
We made Observational Drawings of Freda. She posed for us as we looked very carefully at her to capture her characteristics with black pen and water colour paints.
THE SUN CHANGES EVERYTHING!
As families moved into the wet area they enjoyed reading about our Science experiments!
We had filled a Solar Shower with cold water, placed it in the sunshine for a day and hey presto- the water was hot at the end of the day!
Our families had helped with one of our experiments- they added water to a container holding some dye, put it in their freeze, then brought it to Kindy.
We stacked the large ice blocks on top of each other to create an ice berg!
We had set it up outside in the sunshine and watched throughout the day to see what changes would occur.
The ice slowly melted away due to the power of the sun to leave teeny tiny ice blocks by the end of the day!
We all know what happens to chocolate if we hold it too long in our fingers- ooey gooey!
We broke up a chocolate bar , placed some on three plates, then put one plate outside in the sun, one in the shade and one inside to see what would happen.
We found the chocolate in the sunshine melted really quickly, while the chocolate in the sun did not. The chocolate we left inside did not melt at all!
The energy of the sun strikes again!
Did you know that you can put Solar Lights outside in the sunshine for the day and the sun’s energy will power up the cells to make the lights work when it is dark?
We tried it- how awesome!
Before leaving our Science display families were able to look at pictures of our Kanyana Wildlife Rescue incursion.
We were so lucky to touch and find out about animals from the Reptile family, which we had been finding out about!
We also met a Tawny Frogmouth and 24 year old Elle the Echidna! She was so cute, using her long tongue to eat her food and then sniffing our shoes with her long snout!
We brought in photos of ourselves as babies and then drew and painted pictures of ourselves now that we are big KIndy kids.
We have changed so much and have learned so many things!
We even tried writing our names too!
Did you know that God made all of us, even our Teachers and He knew our names before we were even born?
We have been learning about Jesus’ life from when the angel Gabrielle told Mary she would have a baby and His name would be Jesus, to His resurrection on Easter Sunday.
We have a big map that shows where He was born and all the places He travelled to teach people about God’s love over His life.
Our families also found out about the Maths activities we have been practising at Kindy.
We have been making and counting collections, reading numerals, sorting materials according to various attributes, subitising with dice and cards and learning number through nursery rhymes!
Whew, we have been busy!
Thanks again for sharing all this learning with us!
See you next time!