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!
We have been busy in Pre-Primary Blue creating a wonderful fairy garden, which came about as a result of a class discussion about what we could do to to fill our empty garden patch!
We brainstormed, we voted and arrived at A MAGICAL FAIRY GARDEN!
To start with we looked at lots of different pictures of fairy gardens and then collated our ideas of what we would like to add to our fairy garden to make it a great place to be.
Secondly, we designed it by drawing a map of where we would like our ideas to go.
Thirdly, we collected all the materials we needed.
Finally, we went outside and started to put our fairy garden together with what we had come up with in class.
The children had a really wonderful time creating it and they really enjoy seeing ‘the fruits of their labour’ and playing with it during outdoor play.
Hello and Welcome to Week Five!
Pre-Primary Blue have been exploring the ‘Letter of the Week’ through the use of different medias and textures. It has been wonderful to see the children ‘having-a-go’ at forming the ‘Letter of the Week’. Please scroll down and have a look through the different activities the children have been participating in. Everyone has really enjoyed sharing their special object with their friends and it has been fantastic to hear the language being used to describe what it is! Thank you for helping your child to find an interesting object to reflect our Letter of the Week!
Forming the letter a through Coloured Sand.
Observational Drawing of an Apple for the ‘Letter A’.
The end result of our apple observation drawings!
Checking out the many different objects that reflector letter of the week!
Here we are writing words that start with the letter of the week – we are so talented!:)
Mrs Gomes and I both hope you and your family have a great week!
It has been a fun-filled two weeks in Pre-Primary Blue!
We are getting to know each other, making new friends and best of all, learning through purposeful play.
Attached is a photo collage of children ‘playing’.
We have been using play dough to form numbers. Learning where they start and finish is quite tricky but we are doing a great job!
We have also been writing the ‘Letter of the Week’ using oil pastels. Our letter in week 2 was the letter ‘Ss’. It looks a bit like a snake doesn’t it. The children were really enthusiastic when looking for things that start with ‘s’ and bringing them to school for our Sound of the Week display.
We love reading in the ‘Reading Garden’. It is such a special place to curl up with a great book.
Mrs Gomes and I want to say a big thank you for all of the recycled materials you have donated for the children to use for box gluing. No doubt you will be seeing a few of them coming back home having been crafted into something very special.
Last week we were busy conducting PIPS testing with the children. It is a tool for teachers and schools to see what skills, knowledge the children arrive at school with and what they gain throughout the year in terms of Phonological Awareness, Reading and Maths. We conduct PIPS testing in Terms 1 and 4. This time also provides the teacher with a ‘one to one opportunity’ to build an individual profile for each child. The children thoroughly enjoyed the ‘games’ we played together.
Have a lovely week, everyone!
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent Information Evening in Week One. Mrs Gomes and I are really looking forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks.
Please find attached the Pre Primary Information Booklet outlined at our Information Night.
If you have any further queries please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org