In Term Three we learnt all about healthy eating and food groups. We thought it would be fun to combine the two food groups of fruit and dairy into one delicious smoothie! First we designed our own smoothie. We thought about what fruit would make a yummy smoothie and drew it going into a blender. A few days later we consulted our smoothie design and gathered our ingredients. With Mrs Dobson’s help we put our ingredients into the blender, put the lid on tightly and whizzed our smoothie together! Then we tasted them and… it was a success! They were delicious!
After making our own scrumptious smoothies we had lots of food scraps left over. We thought we should make a smoothie for our worms! We chopped up the banana peels and collected the strawberry tops. Then we popped them in the blender with some water. We whizzed and whizzed the blender until we had a gooey, mushy consistency. It didn’t look very nice but we were sure our worms would love it! We poured the worm smoothie in to the worm farm. We hope our wriggly little worms enjoyed their holiday treat!
Every Wednesday morning Pre Primary Blue are joined by parent helpers for Literacy Rotations! We rotate around five different activities in our five groups playing games and activities that help us develop our literacy skills. After this our brains are ready for our Crunch and Sip break! We love having our parents in the classroom to help – thanks Mums and Dads!
To celebrate our special Dads on Father’s Day we invited our VIP’s into our classroom to join us for some fun! There were sports activities, seed planting and even fishing to do in our outdoor space! Inside we set up some of our favourite activities like block building, play dough and drawing. We made fancy sparkly crowns for our Dads to wear and they looked like royal Kings! Before the special day we carefully drew a portrait of our Dad. We thought really hard about what they looked like, their favourite clothes and what they liked to do. They looked amazing! We displayed them on the day and we will be sending them home for our Dad to keep. We absolutely loved sharing our Pre Primary activities with our Dads! We hope they had a fantastic time also!
What fun we had on Friday at our Dad’s Morning in Pre Primary. We invited our Dad’s to spend the morning with us after the Father’s Day Breakfast. We planned special activities to share with our Dad’s including making a tie for Dad to wear and making prints with trucks in paint. We used tools to make shapes and prints in our play dough, we used recyclable materials to create a frameless collage and engaged in Maths activities with dice, money and playing cards.
We had a photo booth in our classroom and dressed up with hats, funny glasses and moustaches. In the outdoor area we played a fishing game, cricket, soccer and football. We had fun using the woodwork bench and real tools. Thank you Dad’s and Grandad’s for coming and sharing activities with us. It was a special day for everyone!
What fun we had during Book Week! We brought in our favourite book from home to share with our friends and spent lots of time READING, READING, READING every day. We focussed on the author Dr Suess and enjoyed sharing his fun and imaginative stories together. We loved coming dressed as our favourite book character and having morning tea with our Year 5 buddy class.
Pre Primary have enjoyed the Balls, Body and Brain fitness sessions with Jacob Aquino. We have had to use our thinking skills, listening and following instructions and developed our gross motor skills participating in some really fun activities. We had a real workout and were very puffed out!
With our focus on The Farm this term we have been thinking about ‘What’s in our Lunch Boxes?’ and ‘Where Does our Food Come From?’ We are looking into our lunch boxes and making links to farm produce and developing our understanding of how food comes from the farm to us. We are also thinking about healthy food choices and enjoying ‘Crunch and Sip’ time everyday.
In Week Five of Term Three we changed our Dramatic Play area into a Vet Surgery and have been learning about farm animals and how the farmer takes care of them. If the animals are sick they must go to see the Vet, just like we go to the Doctor! We found tools to help us take care of the animals, such as bottles, brushes, thermometers, needles (pretend ones of course!), stethoscopes, bandages and blankets. We also found uniforms to wear and clip boards so we could write important information about our animal patients! We just needed patients to care for! Some of our class members brought in their toy animals to be our patients. We have looked after dogs, cats, horses, lions, owls, pandas, tigers and lions and even a unicorn! We have loved taking care of our animals and giving them much needed cuddles to help them feel better! Our Vet Surgery will be open for a few more weeks. If your toy animal has the sniffles you might want to come visit us! We are great Veterinarians!
Pre Primary Blue has been very busy in the veggie garden. We planted cabbage, cauliflower, snow peas, beans and cherry tomato seedlings in Term Two and we have taken care of the garden and watched it grow. On sunny days when there was no rain, we made sure the thirsty plants had water to drink. We also fertilised the garden with worm wee! The worms in our worm farm have been busy munching on our vegetable scraps. Their worm wee is collected in the bottom level of the worm farm. When we turn on the tap on this level we can collect the worm wee which helps our garden grow by fertilising the soil and giving the plants lots of nutrients! We mix some of the worm wee with water and give the plants a big drink and they love it! Some of our plants are HUGE! We love checking in on our worms and watching our garden. Next time you are in the Pre Primary playground have a look at our beautiful veggie garden and stay tuned for more information on our Waste Wise worm farm!
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This week there was much excitement as the Pre Primary children went on excursion to Kelmscott SHS Farm. It was an opportunity for the children to engage in meaningful ‘hands on’ experiences, observing and handling farm animals. The children collected fresh eggs, fed the animals and watched Molly the dairy cow being milked. We loved holding the baby chicks and rabbits and walking around the farm to see all the animals. What a fun day!