We hope all families enjoyed a beautiful weekend.
SEEDS AND PLANTING
During our morning group time, we explored a variety of seeds using our senses of sight, touch and smell. The seeds were of various shapes, colours and sizes.
This afternoon, Brianna worked with a small group of children to observe and analyse the seeds further.
This morning we had some friends from year 4 in the school help us plant some strawberry and flower seedlings in pots which we will sell at the Spring Fair in October.
We planted flowers and strawberries as the children decided a few weeks ago that this is what they would like to grow. We will also be growing some carrots from seed.
CONSTRUCTION WITH WOODEN BLOCKS
We have borrowed some construction blocks with pegs from our friends in the school. These blocks enabled some wonderful collaboration and creativity.
Joel, Liam and Will were building with the outdoor construction blocks.
Will: I know what way.
Liam: Well this is the engine right?
Will: What are you making?
Liam: An engine. You put a engine into your car.
Liam was rearranging the blocks, placing them on top, taking them off and manipulating them.
Liam: I don’t need this one.
Joel: Yes, you don’t need this one.
Liam: Come here! (he takes off another block and replaces it with another block).
Liam: A engine, I making a engine.
Joel: I love engine.
Liam: This engine is going to look cool.
Joel: Cool, super, super, cool.
Nicole: How are you going with your engine?
Liam: This engine makes stuff work.
Nicole: Tell me more about how it makes stuff work.
Liam: That’s the turn off button.
Nicole: What does the engine do?
Liam: It turns on and makes this sound ‘pish’.
Our prayer today was about caring for plants.
Children then shared their own special prayers.
SPECKS OF GOLD
OUTCOME 1: CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF IDENTITY
• Children feel safe, secure, and supported
• Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
OUTCOME 2: CHILDREN ARE CONNECTED WITH AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR WORLD
• Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
• Children become aware of fairness
OUTCOME 4: CHILDREN ARE CONFIDENT AND INVOLVED LEARNERS
• Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
• Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials