As part of our literacy focus we have letters/sounds that we learn about every week. One of our focus letters has been Bb. The book we chose for the letter Bb focus was Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread by Pamela Allen. Our class celebrated our learning by baking bread which we ate with butter and blackberry jam. It was delicious!
Our 100th day of school was a wonderful celebration that allowed us to look back at all the learning that has taken place so far and all that we have achieved over our 100 days in Pre-Primary.
We started our morning with a visit from Mrs Thuijs and Mr Munro who listened as we counted all the way to 100.
Then we completed our number and writing activities that were all linked with the number 100. We had a lovely day full of fun and laughter. It was a great celebration of learning!
In Pre-Primary we have been completing Fine Motor activities from 8:30-8:50am. Fine Motor skills are vital for everyday tasks such as tying laces and brushing your teeth. The activities allow the children to develop and strengthen the muscles in their hands and develop hand eye coordination. Take a look at the fun we have had!
At St. Emilie’s we have wonderful outdoor play spaces to enhance our learning. The children have space to explore, discover, experiment and develop their gross and fine motor skills while being active and healthy.
In early childhood we value frequent and regular opportunities to explore and learn in our outdoor environments and natural play spaces. We recognise that young children learn best through physical and sensory experiences – active play.
Our natural bushland provides a play space to give children contact with the natural world and unique opportunities to engage with nature, the weather and the seasons. The children learn to understand and respect nature and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants and life cycles.
Outdoor environments are a platform for creative play and the development of the imagination and problem solving skills. The outdoor environment offers children opportunities for freedom and movement through physical activity and promotes a sense of well being.
Outdoor spaces provide for hands on, sensory learning and MESSY = FUN!
When you take children outside regularly you see the JOY, WONDER and EXCITEMENT that they experience when they engage in learning in their outdoor environment.