It was wonderful to see all the happy and smiling faces arrive back at school after the holidays. The children have settled back into the classroom routines and are ready and eager to engage in learning.
This term we are exploring ‘The Ocean’. We have transformed our classroom into an ‘Under the Sea Environment’. We have a ‘Beach Scene’ in our Home Corner and are investigating models of sea creatures on the light table. We have been amazed to hear the ocean waves in cone shells!
We have been studying collections of shells, using magnifying glasses to observe, sort and classify the treasures from the ocean.
We have been engaging in lots of reading opportunities to discover facts about sea creatures and we will be working together to write informative mini reports about our favourite creatures.
We have loved using the ‘Magic Sand’ to create and mould sandcastles just like at the beach!
Come and visit our classroom to see the wonderful sea creatures we are creating and displaying in the ocean waves in our room.
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!