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.
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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!