East Hamersley Campus Kindy News
At East Hamersley Kindy we have been learning all about food and shopping. We have loved sharing our new books in the reading area all about different foods. We also enjoyed playing the shopping list game and waiting patiently for our turn. Our Kindy Café has been set up in our class too and we love taking turns being the chef, waiter and customers. We got the paints out and painted our favourite food this week too, and they make our classroom look bright and colourful. Lots of us have ice cream as our favourite food because it’s yummy.
We have also been practising the pre writing pattern of ‘starts with a click’. We noticed that it looks like a C for Caedan and is a crescent shape. So we practiced writing ‘starts with a click’ onto crescent shapes and made moons, or as us clever kindy kids say a crescent.
Padbury Campus – Kindy B
To begin our theme of “Pets” this week, students in Kindy B arrived to a collage of their pets at the welcome table. In the afternoon, we worked hard to describe our pets using the semantic icons of what animal, colour, size and parts. Miss Lenzo introduced our new narrative “Be Gentle”, where Baby Bear learns how to look after his new kitten. Our playdough table and sensory tray is ‘pet food’ themed, and the students are enjoying scooping chickpeas into the pet bowls. During maths we are learning to represent numbers in different ways, and we practised subitising numbers and counting pets onto a ten frame. We explored “Who has a pet cat?” and counted out the class answers to see which answer had ‘more’ and ‘less’. We also enjoyed playing in the new role play corner which has been transformed into a vet, and next week we will begin using a script to encourage expressive language in play. We are having so much fun!
Mrs Murphy, Miss Lenzo and Mrs Dooley
Class Teacher, Speech Pathologist and Education Assistant
Poseidon Campus – Kindy A
n Kindy A at Poseidon we are learning all about food and shopping. We have set up a shop in our classroom, which we love pretending to be shoppers and workers. We are also really enjoying the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We have made our own story map and are learning to act out the story.
During news telling sessions we are have to bring in something with a different texture each week. Concept Cat has been helping us learn about hard, soft, smooth and rough.
Poseidon Campus – Kindy B
It has been a very busy Term 2 for Kindy. We have settled well into our class routine, having a good understanding of ‘whole body listening’ and how to navigate through our rotation groups. We have having been learning new vocabulary through our themes of furniture, household jobs, food and shopping. We have used Colourful Semantics and semantic icons to scaffold and support our expressive language to be able to describe items, for example the colour, shape and where you would find an item.
We have been using actions and pictures to help us retell stories as well as using the Braidy icons to help us explain who the character is and where the character is in the story.
We have been learning about emotions through ‘Zones of Regulation’. We have looked at the different coloured zones and what type of emotion belongs to that zone. We have talked about what the emotions happy, sad, angry and excited look like, trying to make our faces reflect those emotions, as well as draw a picture of something that makes us feel each of these emotions.
As part of our Social Skills program, we have been learning to share and take turns of toys and play equipment through structured play sessions and cooking.
We have been loving walking to the school library to discover and borrow new story books as well as enjoy listening to our teacher read us a story.
We are looking forward to the last few weeks of term as we are reading and making our own story book about ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Mrs Livingstone and Mrs Roberts
Class Teacher and Education Assistant
Quinns Beach Campus – Kindy A and B
Kindy A and B have been learning about food and shopping. A shop was set up in the classroom and we went food shopping. It was really good fun taking turns at all the different roles. Most of us liked being the cashier, scanning the food and telling the customer how much their shopping cost. First, we wrote a shopping list so we would not forget what to buy. Remembering to use good manners and polite words is very important when visiting our shop as well as counting out the correct money and being Boss of our Bodies while waiting in line. If we pushed or did not wait our turn, the cashier got grumpy and asked us to make strong choices in the shop.
While learning about food, we shared the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl. We have got good at pretending to be a tiny caterpillar, eating lots of food, growing into a big, fat caterpillar, going for a long sleep in a cocoon THEN….TURNING INTO A BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY! Flying around the room was a bit noisy at first and we sounded like butterflies in heavy boots until Mrs de Visser told us that butterflies are very quiet and light.
Mrs de Visser