Dear Pre-Primary Parents
Please find attached information regarding uniform try ons for Year 1 2020.
Many thanks to all our dads and grandads who came along and to all the staff for their very generous gift of time and breaky burger-making talent!
To see the big smiles on children’s faces is of course what we all enjoy and celebrate at opportunities such as this.
Dads and Grandads – keep on giving the very best of yourselves to your kids – time, honesty, kindness, humour, goodness, wisdom and the uniqueness that is each one of you …
It was a pleasure catching up with you all and we wish you all the very best for what is left of the year ahead!
3rd September 2019
St John First Aid Incursion
Today our class had a First Aid Incursion run by Jane from St. John Ambulance.
We learned a song about “000” and practiced dialling the emergency number on our very own mobile phones. We then role played speaking to an emergency service operator and practiced giving the correct information that we need to know, to the operator.
We learned about what a paramedic wears and the colour of their uniforms. We saw and discussed the reflective stripes on the back of their uniforms and thought about why it is important for them to wear fluorescent vests…just like our teachers do too!
We went home today with our “mobile phones” to share with our families how to use the emergency services, dial the triple zero number and to practice giving the important information over the phone to the emergency services operator. Jane also gave us all some stickers. It was an informative and fun incursion.
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!
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!
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 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.