Week 2 Term 1 – 12/02/20
So much fun and learning in only a week and a half!
The pre-primary children are settling in well to their new learning environment, developing new classroom routines, learning to be active listeners, firing up their imaginations and doing many more things all by themselves! They have so much to learn and think about in these first few weeks and are doing a really great job so far! Thank you to all families for supporting us during morning transition and for allowing your children to independently manage their morning jobs!
We have dived right into our learning topics, with fun and PLAY EXPERIENCES at the heart of all we do!
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, our dramatic play space has become an area that represents Asian cultures. The children have been role playing and practicing their culinary skills using chopsticks! We watched a video about Chinese New Year celebrations. We discussed how Chinese characters are written vertically and compared this to the way we write from left to right. We learnt about how the colour red symbolises good luck and how children are given small red packets (ang pow) with money inside for the new year.
The children have been creating some amazing buildings, cities and towers in the block corner. ‘Jurassic World’ as the children have named it, has been a popular play spot too! Play dough and lots and lots of drawing have been on the agenda as well! Did I mention that these children LOVE LOVE LOVE drawing? If anyone has any links to a printer or any scrap paper they would like to donate…we will gladly accept!
Our letter ‘S’ focus lead us to investigate SPINY LEAF INSECTS! Thank you Oliver for bringing in our now, newly adopted class pets! You are a great teacher Oliver…we have been learning so much from you about these amazing insects!Spaghetti painting was a highlight! This whole language experience motivates children and helps them to consolidate learning. As you can see we love messy fun! Some children absolutely loved this sensory experience and were hanging out for more! For others it was a new learning experience.
We enjoyed a FOOTY CLINIC this week, which was organised by Mr Davis. Thank you Mr Davis! We learnt many new skills about footy including how to hold and handle a football correctly, how to pass and kick!
“Laces to Faces and Nose to Toes!”
The fun doesn’t stop there! We have been having a great time exploring our brand new pre-primary playground and we have been having a lot of fun in our whole outdoor environment!
Some children have been cooking up a storm in the mud kitchen, others venturing on the monkey bars and fort, and some taking advantage of the warm weather by splashing out in the water play centres.