In Year One we have been learning lots about numbers.
We have learnt that numbers have different values and that numbers are made up of Tens and Ones.
We love ordering numbers and finding out which ones are smaller or bigger.
We play games like ‘Teacher vs Kids’ and ‘Sheriff’ that help us practice these new skills.
During rotations we also play different number games that help us understand number value.
We cannot wait to teach our mums and dads how to play these games at Open Night.
Please click the link below to find the next fortnight’s Purposeful Practice Grid. A copy was sent home with your child on Monday. Please return the completed grid to school on Friday the 11th September.
Thank you to all Families who were able to come along and share in the children’s learning over Term One.
The children were beaming as they “Taught” their family members all about different aspects and particulars of the classroom displays.
At long last our families had the chance to meet Freda the frill necked lizard.
Many of our visitors had heard of Freda and had actually thought she was a real lizard, such was her fame!
But alas, she is our Science mascot for this term’s topic “The Sun Changes Everything”.
We made Observational Drawings of Freda. She posed for us as we looked very carefully at her to capture her characteristics with black pen and water colour paints.
THE SUN CHANGES EVERYTHING!
As families moved into the wet area they enjoyed reading about our Science experiments!
We had filled a Solar Shower with cold water, placed it in the sunshine for a day and hey presto- the water was hot at the end of the day!
Our families had helped with one of our experiments- they added water to a container holding some dye, put it in their freeze, then brought it to Kindy.
We stacked the large ice blocks on top of each other to create an ice berg!
We had set it up outside in the sunshine and watched throughout the day to see what changes would occur.
The ice slowly melted away due to the power of the sun to leave teeny tiny ice blocks by the end of the day!
We all know what happens to chocolate if we hold it too long in our fingers- ooey gooey!
We broke up a chocolate bar , placed some on three plates, then put one plate outside in the sun, one in the shade and one inside to see what would happen.
We found the chocolate in the sunshine melted really quickly, while the chocolate in the sun did not. The chocolate we left inside did not melt at all!
The energy of the sun strikes again!
Did you know that you can put Solar Lights outside in the sunshine for the day and the sun’s energy will power up the cells to make the lights work when it is dark?
We tried it- how awesome!
Before leaving our Science display families were able to look at pictures of our Kanyana Wildlife Rescue incursion.
We were so lucky to touch and find out about animals from the Reptile family, which we had been finding out about!
We also met a Tawny Frogmouth and 24 year old Elle the Echidna! She was so cute, using her long tongue to eat her food and then sniffing our shoes with her long snout!
We brought in photos of ourselves as babies and then drew and painted pictures of ourselves now that we are big KIndy kids.
We have changed so much and have learned so many things!
We even tried writing our names too!
Did you know that God made all of us, even our Teachers and He knew our names before we were even born?
We have been learning about Jesus’ life from when the angel Gabrielle told Mary she would have a baby and His name would be Jesus, to His resurrection on Easter Sunday.
We have a big map that shows where He was born and all the places He travelled to teach people about God’s love over His life.
Our families also found out about the Maths activities we have been practising at Kindy.
We have been making and counting collections, reading numerals, sorting materials according to various attributes, subitising with dice and cards and learning number through nursery rhymes!
Whew, we have been busy!
Thanks again for sharing all this learning with us!
See you next time!
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.
Here is our grid for week 9!
Please note this is for week nine only, due this coming Friday.
Candice and Lauren
A big thank you to the families who helped out at the School Busy Bee on Friday evening. The hard work and commitment from the band of volunteers was much appreciated.
Also thank you to all who were unable to attend but sent in a plate a food for everyone to enjoy at the conclusion of the Busy Bee. The efforts of everyone who contributed is appreciated in our community.
Please click on the links below to access the Year Four Purposeful Practice grid for Term One – Week 9 and any other resources that may be needed to complete purposeful practice this week.
Please print the ‘Print Me Page’, which is to be filled in, signed by a parent and returned to school on Friday the 31st of March.
Purposeful Practice Grid:
Here is the link to the ‘100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s’: 100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s
Here is the link to some word work (spelling) activity ideas provided by your teachers:
Word Work (Spelling) Activity Ideas
Have a great week.
Miss Ruby Carroll & Miss Louise Corkhill
Year Four Teachers