Families of the Early Learner's Room.
fun-filled and eventful time we have had over the last
couple of months with the children settling in so well into
their day care routines. The children have been making new
friends and building great relationships with each other as
well as all the other educators in our centre.
we would like to give a big welcome to all our new friends
who have started with us; Eli, Alannah, Ruby and Brianna, it
has been lovely having you join our Kidi Kingdom family! A
big congratulations on our little ones who celebrated their
first birthdays, Happy Birthday to Ashton, Ella, Paige and
learning and discoveries over the months of March and April
included a wide range of themes including the seasons, the
weather, nature, insects, reptiles, dinosaurs, Australian
animals, African animals, and sea animals. We have based our
learning on themed books, hands on activities and sensory
art aiming to bring physical elements and organic material
such as plants, leaves, grass, feathers, sticks, bamboo, and
straw into the experiences and further investigating
subjects with the use of short educational videos and songs.
This month the children are being introduced to the subject
of farm animals, farming and learning all about where all
our healthy food comes from in conjunction with colours,
shapes and counting revision.
participated in special events including Crazy Hair day, St.
Patrick's Day, Harmony Day, Easter festivities, Superhero
Day, paying our respects on ANZAC Day and celebrating all
our wonderful Mother's and Carers with a special morning tea
that included activities and cherished moments with your
little ones. We also have just recently celebrated Aunt's &
Uncle Morning Tea. Our upcoming events in the next few
months include Best Friend's Day, Crazy Costume Day, NAIDOC
week, Teddy Bear Picnic and Pyjama Day - please watch for
more information on these events in your news feed.
play experiences have given the children opportunity for
socialising, pinpointing interests, and strengths. While
also working on our gross and fine motor skills, with the
children quickly growing from one milestone to the next and
determining any needs or extra support required as we go
along. Please feel free todiscuss with either one of us or
Miss April if you feel your child needs any additional
support that we may be able to offer or if you require
further resources and information on development and early
other concerns or queries, as always please do not hesitate
to either email the centre, pop it into your child's
communication book or talk to us, we are happy to answer any
questions and help wherever we can.
Regards, Miss Chrystle and Miss Jazarna.
Junior Early Years
Families to Junior Early Years Newsletter.
past three months we have been following the children's
interests. We have experienced exploring dinosaurs through
imaginative play, fossil making and learning names of our
favourite dinosaurs by researching using the wonderful
resources and technology within our centre. Following our
interest in dinosaurs we were fascinated with the big rains
that occurred in March and participated in learning about
the different types of weather patterns including wind,
rain, sunshine, and snow. In response to our program and the
children's interests we explored different aspects of Easter
including the Easter bunny, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets and
baskets while reading lots of stories about Easter.
our parent orientation evening we received lots of valuable
feedback about which direction you would like your
children's learning to go next. A common theme emerged of
colours and shapes and so this became our next learning
project. We enjoyed lots of creative art experiences
relating to these learning areas including painting,
collage, and drawing. This helped us expand our cognitive
understanding of these concepts through colour and shape
sorting skills while learning names and features of common
shapes and colours through group time discussions.
we explored the importance of ANZAC Day and Mother's Day
before moving onto our current learning project which is
'Under the Sea'. We are continuing our toilet training
journey with many of the children in our class. If you would
like to have your child start their toilet training journey,
please speak to the Junior Early Years educators.
like to remind parents to please label all belongings and if
your child's daily needs have changed. We would love for you
to contact us at any time via email if you wish to discuss
your child's development and learning.
Regards, Miss Sarah, Miss Shaena and Miss Brooke.
the Early Years Room. We would like to welcome Archie and
his family to our Kidi Kingdom Early Years class, we hope
you have lots of fun learning and meeting your new peers.
term we will be looking at insects and talking about their
life cycle. We have begun with the caterpillar and how it
turns into a beautiful, coloured butterfly. (This comes from
the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar).
We hope to
start our Natures cape walks over to the local park located
at the back of our centre. If you have not yet, parents
could you please sign our Natures cape forms to ensure your
child can attend this program. Our risk management plan is
available upon request. We will be investigating all the
other insects that we come across and their life cycle.
explored our colours over the last term and will continue on
our learning daily along with our shapes and numbers. Miss
Natalie has started a take home bear project that we are all
extremely excited for. As we have a few defence forces
families, past and present we have decided to use an Army
Bear and an Air Force Bear. It would be amazing if everyone
could please take these bears home at some stage over the
year. While these bears are in your home you can take some
pictures of any adventures that the bear gets up to or you
can write a little journal of the bears weekend with your
child so that we can talk about it throughout the week for
our group times. (if you feel that you are unable to do
this, please let Miss Natalie know and she will not send the
to see the children explore the bigger outdoor environments
as they enhance their physical and social well-being. They
have quite a lot of challenges to explore and I am sure with
lots of guidance from all educators they will achieve
obstacles within the outdoor environment.
provide your children with a fitted sheet and a flat sheet
for rest time it can get very chilly in the room when we are
not moving around. A hat with your child's name that can be
left at the centre, a drink bottle, nappies (you are more
than welcome to bring in a box or bag and we can then let
you know when we are running low) and lucky last plenty of
clothes especially if we are toilet training.
to all our families for all your support.
Regards, Miss Natalie, Miss Raquel and Miss Madison.
Pre-Prep Families to our Autumn Newsletter.
last few months, we have been working on our self-help
skills, counting (starting to understand relationship
between numbers and objects), recalling events correctly,
sequency, name recognition, ABC's(letter sound) and 'Show
and Tell' experiences. We will also cover many
other different topics and child-initiated play-based
learning experiences especially, for important lifelong
development to assist your children in preparing for their
journey into Pre next year.
coming months we will continue to work on our ongoing
objectives: Reading the calendar, recording the weather,
counting up and counting down, recognising numbers,
ABC's, name recognition, pre-reading and pre-writing
exercises, problem solving activities, developing observation
and listening skills. We will continue practicing our
children's fine motor skill development and pencil grip
skills to assist in developing confidence for pre writing. We will be focusing on outdoor games, science
experiments and excursions within our neighbourhood to help
expand their learning. We are all looking forward to working
closely with your children and yourselves. We always
encourage parent input and welcome all your suggestions to be
able to better support your child's learning, development, and growth.
Regards, Miss Maritza and Miss Taneeka.
After School Care / Vacation Care
Families to School Care and Vacation Care Room. We have had
so much fun with the children last term with extensive
science experiments, cooking, team building and planning the
Vacation Care Program.
Vacation Care we explored some Local Parks where we created
our own garden games, we visited indoor event at Time-Zone
which was the children's favorite venue, Indoor Bowling
competitions, a trip to the Redbank Movies and had swimming
adventures at the Orion Lagoon.
centre this term we will extend on more cooking and science
experiments as the children wish to further their skills
more. A reminder to families that the June School Holidays
will commence on Monday 28th of June, 2021.
contact our Centre Manager April to obtain your June/July
Vacation Care program and to secure your position.
Regards, Miss Josephine.