Weekly Wrap (21st October 2016)
Teddies, puppies, tigers and even a rhino visited Preschool this week for our Teddy Bears Picnic! Our pre-schoolers and their furry friends enjoyed picnics throughout the week. We found it very relaxing and enjoyable for all children to come together for a leisurely lunch. After lunch we played outside for a little longer and then came inside.
Our art and craft, literacy, music and numeracy this week featured bears. Children had a wonderful time at group, ensuring their furry friends were listening to the stories.
The Kangaroo and Wallaby groups were very engaged in the story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. This was read quite a few times with literacy activities emerging from this story. Children along with their teacher-narrator became very skilled in echoing the story; we acted out the story as well. A CD version of the story was also listened to with the Kangaroo children engaging in sound discrimination, by hearing the sounds of the story in isolation and guessing what they were.
Transition to school was a feature of the week with many children attending their first orientation day at their primary schools. Children returned to Preschool with stories of their visits and we will start to document the children’s experiences and their voices over the coming weeks to support this important stage of their lives.
Many children used their experiences of school visits and Preschool in their play, with children role playing teachers, students and parents taking their children to school. Through role play children make sense of new experiences and revisit known experiences, expanding their knowledge and understanding. Throughout the play children took their roles very seriously and became characters within the play, creating rules and expectations of what each should do. This required negotiation skills and opportunities to resolve conflicts that arose. The children involved in this play displayed complex cognitive and language processes.
From the Kings Road Long Day Preschool Team