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.
At 5,37pm on Friday night, while we were gathering together for our Christmas Concert – dedicated to big bother Philip, the beautiful and precious Claudia Philippa Lombardo made her entrance into the world.
On behalf of all St Emilie’s families, staff and children, we send much love and blessings to Trish and Tony – and to their loving families. We respect the coming days and weeks will be a time for them to be together, as a family and with those closest to them.
Should any St Emilie’s families wish to send cards etc. please drop them to the office and they will be delivered to Trish and Tony. We have sent flowers on behalf of the whole community.
The children have been fascinated with watching the metamorphosis of the silkworms in our classroom. Thanks to the Bollen family for bringing in eggs and larvae for us. We have been able to experience first hand the lifecycle of the silkworm from eggs to moths.
This week the children have been closely observing the pupae, cocoons and moths. We have done research on the life cycle of the silkworm and the children have engaged in observational drawing to illustrate and anecdote the lifecycle.
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Balls, Body and Brains!
The Pre Primary children are having great fun engaging in Balls, Body and Brains sessions conducted by Play 4 Life on Fridays. We have been moving to music and developing our gross and fine motor skills in lots of fun ways!