Term 3 – 18th August 2019
Our Hospital Incursion
On Wednesday 14th August, we had the pleasure of welcoming Marianne from The Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital (Awchwa) to our class. She visited our classes to teach the Pre-Primary children all about hospitals and what to expect if they ever need to be treated in a children’s hospital.
The children also met Pete and Amy, the hospital dolls. We role played with Pete and Amy, learnt all about some of the special equipment needed to treat patients, the types of protective clothing that medical staff wear and how needles, drips and oxygen masks are administered safely to help patients. We also discussed when, how and who is allowed to administer medication to children and we watched as Marianne gave medicine to Amy and Pete.
The children enjoyed having a turn in the wheelchair and learning how to use crutches. Marianne took the children’s blood pressure and they all had a turn at using a stethoscope to listen to their own heart beat. We made hospital bands, learnt about bones in our body and put together a skeletal puzzle of ‘Mr Funny Bones.’ The children dressed up in medical attire, used tools and equipment to role play doctors, nurses, surgeons and ambulance officers.
We watched a video about a little boy who broke his arm and we followed the whole process with him as he was consulted, treated, operated on, all the way through to his recovery in hospital. There were beds in the children’s hospital for his parents to stay close by and even a school and other children to play with. We learnt that being treated in hospital is not so scary after all.
It was a fun and informative day!
Thank you Marianne.
We have a number of future doctors, nurses, surgeons and paramedics in our class! Our shared outdoor play space is now in transformation…soon to be the Pre-Primary Hospital!
All patients welcome!
Term 3- Week 3
6th August 2019
100 Days of FUN!
What fun we had celebrating the 100th day of school! We eagerly counted from day one until we reached our target and the excitement in our class grew as the days became closer. Our knowledge of numbers to 100 has grown and we enjoyed participating in a range of mathematical activities based on the number 100. Thank you to all families for the effort that went into the children’s costumes for our celebration day…it was wonderful! We are still counting all the collections brought in by all the children of 100 items!
- Our crowns have 100 dots!
- Making a 100 piece necklace.
- Counting 100 fruit loops is hard work!
- Dot painting in groups of 10 to make 100.
- What does 100 look like?
- How many is 100?
- Counting in tens.
- Ordering numbers by tens to 100.
- Party Time!
These fine gentlemen pictured below put their creative brains to work on the 100th day of school and developed an idea to build 100 cubes, which they then decided amongst themselves that they would use to build a tower. Each cube required 4 pieces to make…if they were putting together 100 cubes, how many pieces in total were needed to complete this project? Have you worked it out? These gentlemen did, through our discussions together, about their amazing work! Learning through PLAY is so POWERFUL!
What a fantastic idea to build 100 cubes!
Counting and checking to make sure we have 100 cubes!
Excellent team work boys!
In the days that followed our celebration, we practiced reading together during guided reading about the 100 days of school. We learnt about what a tally is and drew 100 tally marks. To do this, we needed to count in groups of five and then circle two groups to make 10. Then we counted in tens until we reached 100 tally marks. We are pretty amazing at counting in tens now! We wrote about: the things we would like to achieve before we turn 100 years old, what we would do if we had $100 and what 100 things we would like to have, if we could. We also created some beautiful artwork of how we think we may look like when we do reach 100 years old…
…look out for this special work at OPEN NIGHT!
It was truly a memorable day that we will all treasure!
Thursday the 25th of July was the 100th Day of school! Pre Primary had a fun day celebrating this milestone and learning many mathematical concepts counting to 100 days.
From the first day of the year our classes have counted the days at school in anticipation of the 100th day. The days have been marked with a star on the 100 chart, a marble in the jar and unifix cubes in tens, paving the way to counting by tens and ones and introducing place value.
We all dressed up as if we were 100 years old!
We brought in a collection of 100 items to group in tens and count
We engaged in counting to 100 activities
Mr Munro putting the 100th star on our chart
We were so excited to reach 100 days of school and we have learned so much! It was a great day and a motivating way to reinforce, practice, and build the children’s number sense to 100.
21st July 2019
Welcome Back to Term Three!
We are looking forward to a fun filled term!
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This term we have been learning about Sustainability and Recycling. Last Friday the Pre Primary classes enjoyed an informative and highly interactive incursion with farmers from ‘The Worm Shed’.
Vermiculture expert Kevin Smith
We learnt about – Worms (of course) – The environment – Worms role in waste management – Recycling – Worm biology – Sustainability – Mini beasts – and Gardening.
Making our own Worm Farm
The farmers brought masses of wriggling worms for the children (and teachers!) to get ‘hands on’ with. Each child was able to make their own mini worm farm to keep and take home to show their families.
A great day!
Term 2 – Week 7 – 15th June 2019
This week was all about worms and robots!
The children observed, explored and enjoyed being up close and personal with some of God’s tiniest, but most important creatures…wonderful, wriggly WORMS! Worms play a vital part in sustainability.
Do you have a compost bin or worm farm at home? If not, these Pre-Primary children can advise you on how to set one up and live more sustainably by making simple and easy changes to your everyday practices at home!
We viewed some interesting clips about worms. Here is one of them…take a look:
We are looking forward to our Worm Farm Incursion next week and the children will bring home their very own mini worm farm to share and teach their families about!
During our guided reading groups, we read a book called, “I am a Robot.” Through the text we learned what a blueprint is and viewed various different blueprints of robots. We learned that a blueprint requires labels to show the parts included in the design. We then began to plan and design our very own robots! Drawing and labelling our designs was a lot of fun! The next step was to write a list of all the materials required to create and build our robots. We are now collecting materials and next week we are going to make a prototype of our designs!