We revisited the Celebrations unit by celebrating Valentines Day. Thank you to all the parents that came to celebrate with us and made the day special. The children made lots of crafts and cards for family and friends. We read Clifford’s Valentine and discussed ways we can express how much we care for people. Making our own Valentines treats for snack was the most popular activity.
We continued to explore patterns using various art materials. We also made patterns in the classroom – lining up boy, girl and action patterns clap, stamp etc.
We went on a picnic and counted the cheerios in our basket!
Thank you for taking the time to join the party and sing along on Monday. It was lovely to see everybody and the children had such a fun time. Thank you Sam (A.M.) for taking and sending photographs to us. Would anyone in the P.M. class have any photographs to share?
On Thursday we went to the LLAC for a Lower School Christmas sing along. Lots of singing and dancing in Pre Reception A!!!
We are getting a little excited in Pre Reception A as we look forward to our party and special visitor on Monday. We have been counting down the days (sleeps) using the magnetic numbers.
We hope to see all of you for the party as we have been busy rehearsing for the ‘festive sing along’with Ms Salvador in Music and Movement.
It would be helpful if your child could sleep early on Sunday so they will be well rested for a very busy and exciting day!
A huge thank you to Ryan, Marissa and and Vivian for co-ordinating with parents and organizing the party and gifts.
As the children will receive gifts from Santa, we thought the children should also learn about giving at this time of year. We would like to ask each child to bring one food item to put under the tree for the needy in Hong Kong. If you would like to donate an item, please send before the 14th December. Read more →
It’s December, the classroom now looks and feels like Christmas!!
A big thank you to all the parents who came to help make the Christmas decorations on Tuesday. Pre Reception A is now feeling very festive!! There were so many fine motor skills practiced as they traced, cut, glued and threaded Xmas crafts.
This week we introduced the next UOI. We began by discussing the central idea ‘people express themselves through music and movement’. We decided music helps us to express our feelings as it makes us happy, sad, angry, mad, surprised, scared and sleepy. This lead us to sing If You’re Happy And You Know It, choosing different actions for each emotion. We then decided to shake up the classroom by introducing real instruments such as drums, a ukulele, tambourines, recorders, kazoos, xylophones, and rythym sticks. They had lots of fun playing the instruments which allowed them to explore different ways of making sounds. Hopefully the weather will continue to be kind to us as this centre will definitely be moved outside next week!!! Read more →
We completed the firetruck and police car. The children have had lots of fun role playing, climbing ladders, putting out fires and catching bad guys. We have also had some very sick patients!
We took the step of opening up the real toolbox and allowed the children to use the scalpel to help make the castle. A few risk takers proved they were very responsible as they cut through the cardboard.