|Group Times|| |
|Morning tea– Yoghurt, Fruit salad (passionfruit, orange & mango), cereal|
Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
· Good morning song
· Days of the week
· Counting and number recognition
· Colour recognition/ rainbow song
· Going over our classroom rules
Miss Rose and Pre-kindy welcomed Oliver and Mack to our classroom as he has returned back this year. Then Miss Rose read two books “Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman which caught the children’s interest. The second book was called “Monkey & Me” by Emily Gravett.
The children are becoming more confident in self help and independent removing their sheets out of their bags and trying to make their beds.
The children enjoyed playing outdoors engaging and interacting with each other with the various outdoor activities set up for the children.
Lunch – Wrap,Variety of vegetables & Vegan balls
Michael – “It is cloudy”
Aria – “The leaves are blowing in the trees. It is Windy”.
Finn – “It is Sunny too”.
|Inside, the children are given variety of opportunities to develop their fine motor, social, role play, construction, coordination and cognitive skills through activities.|
Today we focused on the children and getting to know everyone, making sure to build bonds and to make everyone feel welcomed:
– Home corner, the children can play with toy food, babies, cots, phones, vacuum, microwave, kettle, café area, doll house, dress up and even have a tea party! – (dramatic play, memory, social, fine motor, imaginative, pretend play)
– Sensory play, our indoor sand pit. Adding some water, shovels, bowls, cups and animals (sensory, social, fine motor, sharing)
– Animals – (Social, sharing, imagination
– Legos (creativity, coordination, fine motor)
– Pink playdough! The children were able to make some pink playdough on Wednesday, each week we will make another colour of the rainbow encouraging colour recognition. (creativity, cognitive, hand-eye coordination, fine motor, concentration, colour recognition)
– Space construction – (creative, fine motor, social, hand eye co- ordination)
– Train tracks – (creative, fine motor, social, hand eye co-ordination)
|Home corner – Emmy, Shylie & Elsa, Chen-Yi|
Sensory sand – Aria, Shylie, Elsa
Animals – Mack & Zephyr
Legos – Oliver. Ashton
Playdough –Finn, Michael, Bowie, Viann, Aria, Sophia-Grace, Ocean, George, Tianna
Space construction – Joaquim, Michael, Finn, Shylie, Elsa
Drawing with Textas – Sua
Puzzles – Ocean
|Outdoor play|| |
|Outside the children had a nice play in the cooler weather, they were able to explore from:|
– Cubby houses (dramatic play, social, communication)
– Free play outside (decision making, extending upon the child’s own interests)
– Music (language, dance, memory)
– Balancing beam and climbing bars (coordination, physical, balancing, fine and gross motor)
– Water play (Creativity, social, sensory, imagination)
– Bikes (gross motor, co-ordination, social, sharing)
|Noticeable friendship groups/ forming of new friendships: |
– George & Joaquim
– Aria & Tianna
– Mack & Zephyr
– Oliver & Ashton
Links to Early years learning framework:
1.1.2 Use effective routines to help make predicted transitions smoothly.
2.1.6 Build on their own social experiences to explore other ways of being.
3.1.3 Share humour, happiness and satisfaction.
4.1.2 Are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning.
5.2.1 Listen and respond to sounds and patterns in speech, stories and rhymes in context.
Evaluation and areas for extension:
The children enjoyed free play, exploring their own interests. We will continue building bonds with each child and making them feel welcomed and comfortable in the classroom and with educators. Continue learning of our classroom rules, such as sharing, packing away, listening etc.
Information for parents:
Just a reminder to please write all your child’s name on all their belongings to avoid losing or confusing items. Just a reminder that all children need bed sheets, even if they don’t sleep. This it to encourage bed making and ownership. Thank you
Links to Theorists:
– Breaking down big tasks into small tasks helps children learn new skills more easily- BF Skinner
– Giving children a chance to practice new skills works better than just telling or showing them- BF Skinner
Play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine.