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
What side of the scales is the heaviest?
What side of the scales is the lightest?
Making our Balancing Scales!
Writing what we found in a magazine.
This week we have been learning the seven days of the week as part of the Australian Curriculum Mathematics Outcome ‘compare and order the duration of events using the everyday language of time’ (ACMMG007)
. We read the book called ‘Today is Monday’
by the very talented author and illustrator, Eric Carle, to help us remember the seven days in a week. We loved the incredible illustrations in the book and we decided to create our very own interpretations of the story.
Please look below to see how we created our favourite page in the book.
We are all talented illustrators in Pre-Primary Blue!
Painting the same textures as seen in ‘Today is Monday’.
After painting the textures, we decided upon our favourite page. Then, we drew the shapes and cut them out.
Our final product after painting, cutting and pasting!
Please click on the link below to hear your child sing the song version of Today is Monday.
Thank you for a lovely term and Mrs Gomes and I hope you have an enjoyable break.
See you all in Term Three!
Wow! We can’t believe that it’s nearly Week 9 of Term 2! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun!
We have been learning about capacity!
The children have shown a real interest in this topic and they can be seen incidentally measuring capacity during outdoor play in the sandpit.
So what does capacity mean? We looked high and low, inside and outside of the classroom for different objects that can hold liquids and solids. We used water with blue edicol dye in it, rice and sand to measure the capacity of various containers.
Thank you for your donations, we used all of them to learn about capacity!
PMP or Perceptual Motor Program, is a program which aims to develop the children’s perceptions and understandings through movement and motor experiences.
Perceptual-motor activities require children to use their brain and body together to accomplish tasks.
To perform well in the classroom, children must do many things that require their mind and muscles to work together as a team.
All communication skills — reading, writing, speaking, and gesturing — are motor-based abilities.
In learning to write, a child must not only know the alphabet and understand how words are formed by combining letters but also translate that knowledge into action by gripping, moving, and stabilising a pencil while using perception (sight) to adjust her or his movements in order to create the correct pattern.
In order for the child to learn, the mind and the body must work together. Participation in perceptual-motor activities enables children to develop body control and encourages greater effort in all areas of the curriculum.
The Pre Primary classes conduct weekly PMP sessions on a Wednesday morning and we rely on parent volunteers for our group rotations.
Thank you to all parents who have volunteered their time to assist in this valuable programme.
Come along and join in the FUN and know that your presence really makes a difference and is very much appreciated!
Welcome to Week Three!
We started Term Two by creating our very own ‘Kings Park’. All of the children contributed by either painting the tree trunks, leaves or clouds. They are now having a wonderful time feeding the ducks in the pond, cooking a bbq for lunch and sitting on the grass for a picnic. Our imaginations have been ignited and rich oral language is going on! Some wonderful games are also being created in our own Kings Park!
Our numeracy focus has been exploring the special features of 2D shapes. We have engaged in many ‘hands on’ experiences where we have been reminded that shapes are absolutely everywhere in our environment! The children were very busy looking inside and outside of the classroom to search for as many shapes that they could find; they made superb shape detectives!
We have also been preparing gifts for our mums for Mother’s Day. The children are looking forward to pampering their mums for our Mother’s Day Pamper Morning this Friday at 10:00am in our classroom.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Oliver Hogan in PPB
and his very excited Mum and Dad
now have a brand-new beautiful. bouncing, baby sister
Miss Paino-Povey our PPB teacher
about the wonderful name they chose
the baby has been named…
How very special
and what a happy and blessed time for the Hogan family!
Love and best wishes to you all!