Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Alphabet Celebration!!!

Alphabet Celebration Day.
We have nearly finished reviewing all the letters of the alphabet.  This gives cause for a celebration!  
So on next Thursday the 12th of April we will have a Alphabet Celebration Day.  
We ask parents to help the children to select their favourite letter of the alphabet (we suggest that you guide them to one that they may have trouble recalling) and based on that letter do the following;
1. Come to school dressed up as something that begins with that letter.
2. Make a display poster about that letter.  This poster should have the letter clearly displayed and pictures of things that have that initial sound.  These pictures can be hand drawn, cut out from magazines or printed from the computer.  Labels can be written on the pictures.  You are welcome to include anything else on the poster that begins with the letter that you can find.  Eg.  If doing 's' a cliplock bag of seeds. The children should complete as much of this as possible themselves. 
If you need poster paper then ask Mrs Stokes or Mrs Leahy. 

During the course of the day the children will have opportunity to describe their costume and their reasons for selecting that letter sound.  They will also present their poster and share what they have compiled.  

We will also need 3 parent helpers on the day. 9.00am - 11.00am. Please add your name to the parent roster.

NQS AuditIf the staff have been looking a little weary...there is a good reason. 
As Mrs Birch mentioned in the newsletter we have just completed our Early Childhood NQS Audit.  This has been a HUGE amount of work for all early childhood staff but well worth while.  We have met the requirements of Quality Area 1 which less than 10% of schools audited in the last couple of years have met.  That is an outstanding conclusion to two years of hard work, further studies and general preparation. 
The good practice that evolved from this process has been recognised and celebrated!!

Parent Teacher Interviews.
Thank you to the parents who have attended interviews so far.  It was great to have a chat about your lovely children.

More interviews are next week. Please make sure you have made note of your time slot so you don't forget! Your children can play in the back of the classroom while we chat if you wish. 

Yoga for 'y' day
Have a look at our wonderful little yogi's (a big thank you to Heather!!!)

A few more photos......Easter Hat making!!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter!!
Kristie and Katie

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fantastic Fun Fridays

Dear Parents,

As you have observed our Fridays are very busy, so it's about time I filled you in with how much fun we have been having together. The Pre-Primaries and Kindies have well and truly settled in to their Friday routine and  I am so proud of how well they are working together to look after one another and make new friends.

In the morning, the Pre-Primaries have their programme and the Kindies continue on their weekly programme. Then they Both get to go to library together. In the afternoons we have integrated learning time as a whole class and even get to spend time with  PPB and the Year One's. We have the home corner open, construction, building, play dough. junk modelling, interest areas and the art tables. It's wonderful to see them playing and working so independently in the learning centres.

In Pre-Primary On Fridays,  we have a big focus on measurement in mathematics. The children are also involved in rich literature and language experiences. Their favourite story has been Mister Seahorse. The Pre's learnt that the male sea horse carries the babies in his pouch. Beau told the class this fact as we were looking at the title page and why it was called Mister Seahorse.  It's pretty special how a cover page can tell us so much about the written story.

Check out the  fun we are having on  Fridays...

Making 2D shapes with our bodies. 

Who has the longest tower?  lets line them up and see?

Who has the longest or shortest foot? lets measure with blocks and see?  

MONSTER MEASURING: How tall or how long is my monster?   

Measuring happens everywhere... even outside the classroom. 

The children went on a measuring hunt to find things that were longer and shorter then their piece of string. 

Our very first Friday: Making our own unique bodies. 

The story of  the  Dirty Dinosaur: This dinosaur in the story was very busy playing in mud.

Having a go at illustrations just like the illustrator in the story; The Dirty Dinosaur. 

The illustrator used rainbow pencils and real mud. 

Zoe: " I want to splash splash down a waterslide"

Archie: "I want to jump jump around in muddy puddles"

Hugh: "I want to jump jump around in water"

Zoe.S: I want to walk walk around on stilts

The Pre's were very creative when they wanted to be messy and playful just like the dinosaur in the story. 

Happy Easter PPL!

See you all back for  Friday number 10. 

xxx Miss Horrocks