Pre Reception News 7-4-2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents for making the Easter Celebration so special. The children had a wonderful time making their Easter crafts, the egg hunt was definitely their favourite activity.

We continued discussing and researching ways to be responsible for the earth and also our responsibilities at school.  Over the Easter break we would like to ask for photographs of your child taking responsibiltiy at home.  This may be cooking with an adult, household chores, recycling etc.

Brendan shared his sorrow with the actions of hunters/poachers in Africa. With the help of some of his friends, we researched some information and decided to make a sign asking hunters “not to kill animals’.  They enthusiastically shared their concern around the school!!!

Camryn asked the question Do we share the Earth with dinosaurs?” ,  we used the Pebblego app to answer this question.

We looked at maps and atlas’ that children brought to school.  Some children chose to make their own map of Ocean Park, detailing their favourite places.

We used playdough to make living things.  We made flowers, butterflies, trees and so many creepy crawlies!.

After the Easter break, we will be inquiring into plants and the children will be planting different seeds.  If your child brings fruit for snack, please leave the seeds in and we will plant them, you could also send seeds from fruits and vegetables to school for planting too. Please continue to send recycled containers for planting.

Please wash and return hats after the break.

We look forward to the Student Led Learning Reviews, when your child will take responsibility and lead you around the different centres in the classroom.  This will give you a better understanding of how and what they learn, and demonstrate the skills they have acquired.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter break,

Kind regards,

Gill, Val and Karen