On Wednesday the 4th of November, we hopped on a bus and travelled to REmida Re-Use Centre in North Perth.
REmida collects clean unused industry off cuts, discards and old stock in a myriad of shapes and sizes.
These items are used in children’s workshops and supplied to schools and daycare centre’s for educational activities, festivals, hobbyists and artists.
At REmida we had a wonderful opportunity to make a ‘Junk Bug’ out of recycled materials.
First we had to explore both of the supply rooms that were filled with hundreds of different materials. We selected materials to use to create our own ‘Junk Bugs’. Next we found a work space on a table and set to work.
After an hour or so, our ‘Junk Bugs’ were finished! Each bug was so well put together, we discovered different ways to make holes and join materials without using glue or sticky-tape.
We said ‘good-bye’ to REmida and hopped on the bus again and travelled to the new Nature Playground on Saw Avenue in Kings Park.
We sat underneath the shade of the gazebo and enjoyed lunch altogether. Then we played in the amazing nature-based playground. We explored a maze, climbed, jumped, balanced and slid down tunnels for an hour then back to school we returned.
We had so much fun on our excursion! Visit our classrooms to see our ‘Junk Bugs’ and our writing and drawings about our favourite part of our excursion day.
This term Pre-Primary Blue are learning about ‘Reuse, Reduce and Recycle’.
We made recycled flower pots out of milk bottles and other recycled items.
We spent the first week of Term Four designing our pot and the second week creating them.
Once we were finished, we poured soil and planted a seedling.
Each day when we are at school, we need to remember to water it!
We also talked about the different ways that we can take care of the earth. Some of our responses were:
“I can turn off the tap when I brush my teeth” – Quade
“I can recycle the bottles and I will put them into the recycling bins” – Octavius
“When I sort out my clothes and I will give some to people who do not have many clothes” – Anika
The children are encouraged to reuse, reduce and recycle when they are at home.
Please take a photo of your child showing the 3 R’s at home and bring it to school so they can talk about how they are taking care of the Earth.
Please click on the link below to see what’s happening in Pre-Primary Blue for Term Four.
Have a lovely weekend!
The Pre-Primary Team x
Happy Father’s Day!
Last Friday morning we were lucky enough to have our Dad’s spend the morning in our classroom participating in art and craft and playing outdoor sports in the beautiful sunshine.
We drove monster trucks through white paint, created a tie for dad to wear to work, printed tools in the play-dough and wood work outside. We learnt what we find in dad’s tool box and what we use to fix things in our house.
Thank you to all the dads, uncles and grandfathers for your time and presence in Pre-Primary on Friday morning.
We hope you had a wonderful time because we did and we also hope you had an excellent Father’s Day on Sunday.
A friendly reminder about…
Pre-Primary Dad’s Day next Friday morning
When: Friday the 4th of September
Where: Your child’s Pre-Primary Classroom
Time: After the Father’s Day Breakfast – 8:45am until 10:00am
Granddads, Uncles or a Family Friend are welcome to come along if dads are busy.
See you then!
Pre-Primary Blue and Gold
Welcome to Week Four!
In week three and four, we are learning to use scales to measure the mass of classroom objects as part of the Australian Curriculum Mathematics Outcome ‘use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language’.
We read the book called ‘Balancing Act’ by Ellen Stoll Walsh. The concept of balance is introduced in Balancing Act by mice that build and play on scales that are made out of a stick and a rock.
We used real scales to measure objects we found both inside and outside of the classroom. We learnt how to use the terms ‘lighter’, ‘heavier’ and ‘balanced’. We all got very excited when our scales were balanced!
We created our own scales using coloured paper. Firstly, we cut out and glued the scales and the stand, then we searched through magazines to find a heavy and light object. You are welcome to come in our classroom and look at our home-made scales!
Please click on the link to hear your child read along to Balancing Act. Balancing Act
CLICK HERE: Pre-Primary Term Three Overview