Learning experiences this month
- After the children’s interest in birds we were fortunate to have the opportunity to see a show by Capital E called Kiwi Moon. After learning the story the children enjoyed the characters, props and great story and music that is offered in this show.
- All of the children were able to attend the show. The children have been learning about the seasons and the changes of the natural world. We have made leaf pictures, screen prints with autumn leaves, investigated what are jungle animals and much more. They have experienced roasting orange kumara and taste tests of sweet, sour bitter, salty and umami. Carpentry has also been popular this term.
- This term we have featured movement and physical play as areas extending children’s awareness of their bodies needs. Some of the learning experiences have been around drawing body’s, dance, movement, sock wrestling and setting their own physical challenges on the playground monkey bars.
- This term the teaching team have registered the Preschool for recognition of the Healthy Heart Award and will set some new learning goals for increased understanding of nutrition and movement for learning. A moving child is a learning child. Once again the extended session children have shared their ideas of what they would like to learn at Preschool. These ideas have been linked to learning experiences shared by the group. Group experiences strengthen the children’s understanding of entering school and being a collaborative learner working alongside others.
We had a lot of support for our working bee with only a few tasks to complete so we will be having another one in June to complete those areas.
Playgroup for mums and children to visit
If you would like to visit our new Playgroup sessions held on Wednesdays between 9.45—11.30 with your pre-schooler please phone Debbie 362 8696 to enquire about spaces. This is an opportunity we offer for you to find out what we offer for children’s learning in the early years. Preschool closes for the school holidays on Friday 3rd July and reopens for term 3 on Monday 20th July.
Cardboard /paper recycling—Please continue to recycle your cardboard and paper at Preschool, this supports both the Preschool and the environment.
Enrolments—For enrolment enquiries please contact Debbie on 362 8606.
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