Our Pre Primary class was really excited to engage in our first session of ‘Balls, Body and Brains’ in Week 3.
Stretch Those Muscles!
The ‘Balls, Body and Brains’ sessions this term will provide the children with another opportunity to develop their fundamental movement skills through games and activities.
Balancing Can Be Tricky!
The series of indoor and outdoor experiences assist in developing perception, fine and gross motor skills, listening and memory training. We had lots of fun!
The 28th of July was the 100th Day of School! The children have been counting each day of school in Pre Primary and we made it to 100! The children enjoyed a fun day of activities celebrating the number 100.
Our Special Guest
We invited Mrs Thuijs to be our special guest to count to 100 on our number chart and have the very special job of putting a star on the number 100. Mrs Thuijs put the 100th cube on our 10’s cubes and we counted by 10’s to 100. She placed the 100th marble in our marble jar, it was a big ‘Tom Bowler’!
We made ‘I Am 100 Days Smarter!’ crowns and we had lots of fun completing counting activities to100.
Do your recognise these lovely old folk? We used the ‘Age Me’ App to change our faces to look like we are 100 years old! The funny photos made everyone giggle!
The highlight was our lovely afternoon tea that we shared together. Thank you to the parents for organising ‘100 Things on a Plate’ for us to eat, what a spectacular party table!
Yay! It was a great day!
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.
Exploring the Creek
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.
Caring for our Bushland – Cleaning Up Australia Day
A house for the snails
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.
What’s cooking in the mud kitchen?
New white goods
Outdoor spaces provide for hands on, sensory learning and MESSY = FUN!
Experimenting with cornflour, water and colour = GOOP!
Creating a dinosaur land
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.
What a lucky girl you are, Claudia Philippa, to have two amazing and loving big brothers to watch over you!
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.
Close up with a moth!
The moths are domesticated and do not fly away!
When we look closely, we can see all the features of this amazing insect!
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