It was wonderful to have all the farm animals come and visit our kinder. Farmer Sue is always very good with the children and likes to have a small discussion about her animals on the mat. We were fascinated to see real eggs from all kinds of animals such as a hen, duck, goose and emu which all ranged in size. All the children were very knowledgeable about how and egg hatches after looking at the chicken lifecycle.
‘They peck their way out’ said Lucy
‘The incubator needs to be warm’ said Roan
‘It takes time’ remarked Asher
Sue reminded us how we are gentle with animals and how we should hold them. Sue brought in an old fashioned butter maker so we could all use the cream to make butter, this will be delicious on a bun or some fairy bread. It’s important for the children to recognise animals are incredibly important and contribute to a much larger life-cycle by providing a range of foods such as milk, cheese, meat and eggs.
Tom - liked daisy the cow
Niamh - cuddled the rat
Jack, Sam and Max - Fed the goat
Alexia - snuggled the rabbits
Lily - gave the cow milk
Metcan - observed the turtle
Roan - Fed the chickens
As the children move towards the end of their kindergarten year, the preparation of DEECD (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development) Transition Learning & Development Statements are being compiled ready for parents to see in Term 4. More information will be provided to parents about these transition reports at a later stage. If you have any questions or concerns about your child starting school please don’t hesitate to ask educators in the room.
In the year before a child is due to start school, providing additional opportunities for children to practice some “independent and self help skills” is a useful and reasonably easy process to introduce at home.
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona
Extended Hours Educators