Families of the Early Learners Room. We have been following
on from the beginning of the year's learning subjects such
as, our environment and the world we live in. Our Early
Learners have been very busy over the Winter months learning
about what sustains us. Themes such as "Country Life",
“Farming" and "Healthy Eating". The children engaged in a
variety of similar themed activities including reading
stories, picture card matching, farm scene discovery,
sensory and auditory activities, rhymes, songs and
educational video clips. The children created art with
finger painting activities, where we focused on specific
colours, textures, and techniques to create familiar farm
Learners also participated in a special classroom incursion
where they were given the opportunity to meet a 7-day old
chick. Each child was able to gently touch its soft downy
feathers and were delighted and amazed by the tweeting
sounds coming from the little chicken- this incursion
allowed the children to engage in learning about farm
animals through a close encounter. Every opportunity of
interacting with animals also helps strengthen children's
empathetic and caring skills while connecting with living
creatures that form part of our natural environment.
NAIDOC week we engaged in several activities where we
acknowledged the traditional owners of the land including
listening to cultural music, decorating our own boomerangs
and artworks. We dedicated the rest of July to extending on
our learning about where our food comes from. We
participated in activities such as planting and taking care
of our own herbs and vegetables as we touched base on the
concepts of conservation, recycling, and sustainability. We
had so much fun playing with mini recycling bins, getting
familiar with symbols and recyclable objects while creating
with repurposed materials.
Learners have enjoyed taking part in our Kidi Kingdom
calendar events such as Crazy Costume Day, Teddy Bear’s
Picnic Day and Pyjama Day! In August we have been focusing
on literature, the alphabet, storybook favourites, and
famous nursery rhymes. We loved all of your awesome book
week costumes. If you have any questions or requests
regarding your child’s learning and routines or any
concerns, please feel free to have a chat with myself, leave
messages in your communication book or contact management
via centre email.
Miss Chrystle and Miss Jazarna.
Junior Early Years
Junior Early Years to our centre newsletter. Over these
winter months, we have explored many different topics
related to the interests of the children such as "birds,"
then we extended that interest with "things that fly." We
also recognised, investigated and celebrated special days as
well as centre events such as NAIDOC week, The Olympic Games
and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. In
NAIDOC Week, we introduced a daily "welcome to country" in
our group times to build a foundation for future education
on Indigenous topics.
extended the children's interest in books, literature, and
our community by going on fun-filled excursions to our local
library and exploring our local environments and park on our
our own 'Mini-Olympics' with the children participating in
games like running races, hurdles, gymnastics, shotput and
more to not only celebrate the Olympic Games but to support
and promote our children's gross and fine motor development.
We would love to say a big happy birthday to our Juniors
Early Years that have celebrated their birthday over the
last few months.
Regards, Miss Sarah, Miss Brooke and Miss Madison.
Families of the Early Years Room. This month we have been
learning and exploring our wonderful Sea life following on
from some of the children's interest in animals. The
children have been excited about our themed room 'at the
beach' and are learning how to fish! This is extending their
hand-eye coordination skills.
also been working on self-soothing, as most of you know drop
offs can be hard so we are focusing on the child’s interests
and building friendships. We are glad to see everyone are
settling in nicely.
NAIDOC week the Early Years celebrated by learning how to
throw the boomerang, practicing the song “TabaNaba” with the
actions and words. The children responded wonderfully and
really enjoyed this beautiful song. There have been many
milestones achieved this month, with the children’s
toileting, self-help and exploration of new things. Of which
we are excited to extend and then share with you all in the
following months. If you have any questions or ideas for the
next month’s interest and/or your children’s milestones,
please feel free to speak with one of your educators.
Miss Taneeka, Miss Raquel and Miss Anum.
the Senior Early Years room! During the last few months, we
have been exploring who we are, all about our heritage and
different aspects of our culture. This has helped us to
understand each other and encouraged Being, Belonging and
children have been exploring different ways to read and
write their names. Investigating the first letter of their
name and the sounds of each letter. During these months the
children have been celebrating and paying respects to
different Cultural events, for example the children got to
learn about the people of our land on NAIDOC day and then
enjoying creative art activities. During the first week of
the Olympics, the children got to enjoy activities that
evolve around the Olympic games. Practicing their large
motor development and coordination skills, ready for the
opportunity to become future Olympians themselves!
feel free to email in photos of your child at the park,
shopping, any activity, to share during Yarn time, I have
found that each child has a feeling of pride and is
beginning to develop skills for public speaking. This is
seen when they build up their confidence, while talking
about something that they are enthusiastic about. Can I also
have a Family Photo Please!
send in your child's hat as Miss Shiree will be using puff
paint to write their names on it! A great way of encouraging
name recognition and developing responsibility for their own
Miss Jo and Miss Katelyn.
Pre - Prep Winter edition, it has been an amazing past few
months of learning and helping the children have a smooth
transition to Big School. We have been very interested in
different Science Experiments and explored the "Surface
tension of water" we did: The Magical Milk, The Lava Lamp,
Tornado Bottle, Giant Bubbles, Grass Head, Sink or Float and
currently we are exploring Living and Non- living things
while also ensuring to look after our Community Garden every
Children have enjoyed making pizza and doing edible fruit
craft. We are having a lot of fun exploring with our five
senses. We continued playing with “Visual Perception”
activities as visual perception is an important skill that
must be developed during the first years of a child’s life.
Visual perception is important for a child to learn so they
are able to interpret and understand their environment.
Children must have well-developed visual skills to learn to:
read, write and do mathematics. Over the next month we will
be focusing on the children’s individual interests, creating
a learning environment and activities based around this. We
will keep reinforcing our ongoing Objective’s for this year:
Reading the calendar, recording the weather, days of the
week, name recognition, ABC’s letter sounds (Phonetics:
Short and long vowels), Counting, recognizing numbers,
Sorting, Sequence, association of number to quantity,
measurement, patience problem - solving skills. Recycled
material and sorting exercises stimulate logic analytical
thinking. We are developing observation and listening skills
through story books and ‘Show and Tell’. This builds the
children’s confidence to speak in front of their peers, ask
and answer questions. We learned about Aboriginal culture
with some beautiful dreamtime story books and arts and
crafts. We are all very excited about upcoming events to
complete our last year before School. We are all looking
forward to Graduation Day, Christmas and a wonderful new
Regards, Miss Maritza and Miss Sandy.
After School Care / Vacation Care
Before, After School and Vacation Care! During The last
school holidays the children went to Time Zone, Parks,
Movies, and the Historical Museum. At the Historical Museum
the children enjoyed looking at old homes learning how they
used to print paper and how the children learnt at school.
The children had a little army museum where they looked at
the photos of medals that had been earnt.
Schoolies have been enjoying painting and having more time
outside, The Schoolies will continue to do more painting and
cooking as they have shown great interest on these topics. I
also want to encourage the schoolies to have a say on what
they would like to do this term.