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!
Wow what an exciting day we had last Wednesday when Bunnings came into our school!
Brodie from Bunnings taught us all about fruit and vegetables and how important they are to keep us healthy and strong! We got to taste carrots, celery, strawberries, snow peas, capsicum and lettuce! Delicious! First Brodie showed us the tiny seeds of all of these plants, next we looked at what the plants look like when they grow into seedlings!
Then we put on our gloves and planted a seedling each!
We learnt about what plants need life and grow. What a wonderful fun day we had! We cant wait to see what happens to our plants next!
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
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!
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!
In Kindy Gold we have had a great start to Term 4!
We WELCOME a new family and student to our school community this term. Welcome to Jeanette, Paul and Rhian Paniani. Our whole class were so excited to finally meet Rhian! We are having so much fun with our new friend!
We have dived straight into our learning these first few weeks!
Our Religious Education “creepy crawlies” unit has led us to wonder at our almighty God who created all the wonderful and amazing little creatures! In our class we have been enjoying, observing, investigating and learning all about SILKWORMSand their lifecycles. We sure do know that they EAT so much! When we place the Mulberry leaves into their boxes we can actually HEAR them munching and crunching as they devour the leaves!
We have viewed a number of various videos about SILKWORMS. Here’s one we would like to share with you:
Together, we discussed and brainstormed QUESTIONS that we wanted to know the answers to, about silkworms. We wrote these up on sticky notes and are working our way through researching and finding out the answers!
We went for a walk to see our school Mulberry tree. We picked leaves to feed our silkworms and we picked mulberries to share during CRUNCH & SIP time! We are so delighted that the silkworms do not like to eat the mulberries…only the leaves! That means, we can enjoy the mulberries!
This ADVENTURE was great fun… linking real life to learning!
The mulberries were SWEET and juicy! We enjoyed them for crunch and sip! Many children were left wanting more!
Our silkworms have now, almost all, created their cocoons and are in the metamorphosis stage. It was really interesting to view them spinning the silk to create their cocoons! We learnt about how people use SILK to make clothes. We are now awaiting their exit from their cocoons to see the silkworm moths!
We have created a FLORIST and APIARY dramatic play center to integrate our learning about INSECTS. We are learning so much about BEES and how they are SO important to humans! We have drawn our very own pictures of bees, remembering to include the important body parts of an insect: head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, two antennae and sometimes insects may have wings!
Come in and check out our fabulous bees and the hexagon hive!