Morning tea- fruit with yoghurt and granola

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 Thea then read Aria’s book called ‘pat a cake’. Children had fun singing along with this book. Thanks, Aria, for sharing your book with your friends. Miss Thea then introduced today’s activity

Before lunch we had so much fun dancing with Miss Sana to songs such as ‘hot potato’, ‘sleepy little bunnies’, ‘freeze’ and ‘baby shark’. Children then sat down and listened to Miss Sana reading ‘when I’m feeling happy’ and ‘when I’m feeling angry’ book. Children participated by showing their happy and angry faces throughout reading time and Miss Sana talked about some strategies children can follow when they’re feeling angry.

Lunch – spaghetti with salad
Inside, the children are given variety of opportunities to develop their fine motor, social, role play, construction, coordination and cognitive skills through activities.
This week we will continue to focus 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)
– Drawing with pencils (fine motor, imagination, creativity, colour recognition, grasp skill)
– Legos (creativity, coordination, fine motor)
– Red playdough! The children were able to make some red playdough on Monday with Miss Rowena, 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 with Miss Sana– (creative, fine motor, social, hand eye co- ordination)
– Train tracks – (creative, fine motor, social, hand eye co-ordination)
– Road track with cars (creative, imagination, teamwork, fine motor, hand eye co-ordination)
– Musical instrument (creative, fine motor, memory, social)

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)

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