The Pre Primary Gold children have been very busy engaging in fun, ‘hands on’ activities to explore new concepts and consolidate our knowledge across the learning areas. In Week 5 our ‘Letter of the Week’ was the letter P. The children have been enthusiastically participating in a ‘Letter Hunt’ at home and we created a great display of things that start with the letter P in our classroom. Thank you to parents for supporting our learning and making important links between home and school. This week we planted herbs and vegetables in our garden bed to create our own ‘Edible Garden’.
Along with the fun of getting dirty, gardening helps children learn valuable lessons about patience as they wait for vegetables to grow and responsibility, as they see how necessary their care is to the success of the garden. Over the year we will build an understanding of where our food comes from, see food when it’s pulled from the ground and notice the similarities and differences from our garden vegetables and produce from the supermarket.
We made the letter P into a Pink Pig, printed our name in play dough, popped Popcorn and decorated paper bags with the letter Pp and pictures of things that start with P!
Language experience activities, such as popping popcorn and gardening, involve planned and purposeful ‘doing and talking’ together, which is followed by writing and reading about the experience. These activities help young learners to make sense of their world by taking part in, sharing, and discussing authentic experiences they have shared together.