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Morning tea- jelly, peaches, granola, raspberry sauce and banana

Morning group –
We started with our morning routine:
• Good morning song.
• Days of the week
• Counting and number recognition
• Colour recognition
• Revising our shapes
This morning Miss Thea read the book ‘Airplane’, this story tells the story of what happens at a busy airport. To extend we then read the book ‘Red plane to the rescue’. As a group, we talked about the weather and Miss Thea explained that we might have an inside/outside day, splitting into two groups.

As a transition to morning tea the children were called in groups of four and were asked to bunny hop to the bathroom. The children found this very silly!

Before lunch, Mr Lachie created a great story called ‘Letter W went to see a doctor’. All children loved his story and listened to his story very quietly. Mr Lachie has an excellent imagination and is able to make up any story using any object.

Lunch – Pasta with vegetables

Today we spilt the children into two groups for some indoor and outdoor play. Mr Lachie took the first group outside for 20 minutes then swapped over with the group inside.
Inside, the children are given variety of opportunities to develop their fine motor, social, role play, construction, coordination and cognitive skills through activities.
The activities available today were:
– Home corner, the children can play with toy food, babies, cots, phones, vacuum, microwave, kettle, café area, doll house, dress up – (dramatic play, memory, social, fine motor, imaginative, pretend play)
– Book corner (Self soothing, letter/colour recognition, social)
– Lego and wooden construction blocks. It was great to see that the children are still interested in these toys, creating whatever they could think of. It lovely to see small groups of children sitting together while building, they talk to each other and compare their creations. – (creative, social, sharing, fine motor)
– The children were encouraged to help us paint our Easter buntings for our Easter party next Wednesday! Supervised by Miss Rowena, the children were able to use red, blue, yellow and green water paint to paint a paper bunting. (Fine motor, sensory, following direction, creativity, social, communication, repetition)
– Rainbow rice in our sensory tray, using the colours pink, yellow, green and blue. The children were able to explore this with cups, scoops and bowls. We find this activity very popular, the children seem to calm down when exploring the rice. (sensory, social, communication, fine motor, colour recognition)
– Magnetic shapes, the children absolutely love these. They share these items very well and create amazing things individually or in small groups. (Fine motor, creative, social, communication, imagination, friendships, trial and error)

Dance class with Miss Jenny: we encouraged everyone to get involved and to have fun dancing!
Gymnastics: Michael, Ren,Arlo, Shylie,Aria,Millie L, Elsa

Finally, we were able to explore the outside area! It was still damp from the wet weather but as a group we talked about walking on the tiled areas to avoid slipping.
There were lots of activities to explore that helped the children to develop their fine motor, gross motor, co-ordination, social skills, communication and imagination.
The activities available were:
– Cubby houses (dramatic play, social, communication)
– Free play outside (decision making, extending upon the child’s own interests)
– Balancing beam and climbing bars (coordination, physical, balancing, fine and gross motor)
– Water play at the water pump (Creativity, social, sensory, imagination)
– Wooden car and animals puzzles (concentration, social, sharing, communication)
– Large coloured lego blocks (fine/ gross motor, concertation, balance, social, communication)
– Book area, providing a quiet area for the children to relax (letter, colour and shape recognition, relaxing, social,
– communication)
– Spray bottles filled with water, the children were all taking turns and sharing very well! (muscle memory, sharing, creativity, social)
– Bubbles with Miss Remi. The children laughed so much and loved chasing them around the yard trying to pop them!
– Tree house, encouraging every child to try climbing to the top and back down independently. (gross motor, co-ordination, sharing, communication)

Information for parents:
We have an Easter show Tuesday 30th March. $5 per child (taken out of your account).
Don’t forget about our Easter party! Wednesday the 31st March, from 3:30-4:30pm at the Benowa park (Located down the hill from the centre)

Thanks for a great day!

Thea, Rowena, Remi and Lachie