On Wednesday the 4th of November, the Pre Primary classes hopped on a bus and travelled to REmida Re-Use Centre in North Perth.
REmida collects clean unused industry off cuts, discards and old stock in a myriad of shapes and sizes.
These items are used in children’s workshops and supplied to schools and daycare centres for educational activities, festivals, hobbyists and artists.
At REmida we had the wonderful opportunity to make a ‘Junk Bug’ out of recycled materials.
First we were inspired by real artists who talked to us about the great work REmida does collecting and recycling materials so that they don’t end up as landfill.
We were then set the challenge to create our ‘Junk Bug’ from recycled materials. We got to explore both of the supply rooms that were filled with hundreds of different materials.
We selected materials we wanted to use, found a work space and set to work.
After a great morning, we said ‘good-bye’ to REmida and hopped back on the bus. We then travelled to the new Nature Playground on Saw Avenue in Kings Park.
We sat underneath the shade of the gazebo and enjoyed lunch together. Then we played in the amazing nature-based playground. We explored a maze, climbed, jumped, balanced and slid down tunnels for an hour… then it was time to head back to school.
We had so much fun on our excursion!
Please visit our classrooms to see our ‘Junk Bugs’ and our writing and drawings about our favourite part of our excursion day.
Wonder what will our next recycling project will be?
Please click on the link to see what’s happening in Pre-Primary Gold for Term Four.
Have a lovely weekend!
The Pre-Primary Team x
What fun we had on Friday when we invited Dads, Uncles and Grandads into Pre Primary for the morning to engage in some fun indoor and outdoor activities with the children. The children loved dressing Dads up to pose for a photo in the photo booth!
We decorated ties for our Dad’s and created art work with monster trucks in paint. We imprinted tools and hardware into play dough and made some interesting creations. We created sculptures with nuts, bolts, keys, chains and magnets.
We engaged in Maths activities – rolling and adding dice, playing ‘Adding Wars’ with playing cards, recognising and adding Australian coins and weighing objects on balance scales.
It was a beautiful sunny day and we made a lot of noise hammering at the wood work station outdoors. We kicked the footballs, played soccer and cricket and explored our playground and bush area with our Dads.
It was a busy morning and lots of fun was had by everyone!
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
There was much anticipation and excitement in the first weeks of Term 3 as we approached the 100th Day of School. The children in Pre Primary have been counting to the 100th Day of School from the beginning of the year. Each day we would focus on the number of the day, place a gold star on our 100 chart, represent the number with tens and ones, write the number and place a marble in the class marble jar.
On the 100th Day of School we had a celebration! The children all brought in a collection of 100 objects to count.
We engaged in number activities for 100 all day!
We used bingo markers to count by 10’s to 100.
What would you buy if you had $100 to spend?
We played ‘Race to 100’ and had a go at counting and writing numbers past 100!
We made ‘I Am 100 Days Smarter’ crowns and medals to wear.
The children all brought in 100 things to eat and share with their friends. At the end of the day we had a picnic in the sun with Pre Primary Blue and enjoyed eating all our delicious snacks. It was a fun day in Pre Primary and we were all a bit tired from all that counting!
CLICK HERE: Pre-Primary Term Three Overview