We really enjoyed having our grandparents and friends come and visit us at kinder. They spend time exploring the room and looking at all he art displayed on the walls. It was also nice to see them sitting and engaging with their grandchildren getting to know their friends and the things they like to do. Annabel showed her grandfather how well she could swing on the monkey bar outside. Asher showed his grandmother how he builds with Lego and Sienna was drawing detailed pictures at the table. After we had finished eating flourless orange cake and orange juice we starting a small concert the children put together over the weeks. The children demonstrate so much confidence when they stand up in front of an audience- we have some real entertainers!
The children have been very busy at the wood work table. We have lots of recycled materials from reverse art- so the children can get creative with a wide range of materials. Charlie, Nicholas and Jack created small wooden cars with wheels- influencing one another’s designs; they produced some very impressive work which they could take home.
We have also introduced sand play indoors which has been very popular. The children use tubs, containers, funnels and spoons to transfer sand from one item to another. This is not only sensory play but also maths in its simplest form where children discover weight, volume and mass. We have also introduced maths through cooking activities where children count and measure ingredients when following the recipes.
Many of the children have already started school orientation. We have heard some wonderful feedback from the children who are so excited to take on the next chapter- into more formal schooling.
‘I’m looking forward to hot lunches ‘said max
‘Drawing and writing’ said Lily
‘Playing with my friends’ said Sam
‘Learning from my teacher and playing outside’ said Niamh
‘Learning maths and computers’ said Sienna
‘Im looking forward to wearing my new school uniform’ said Eve
‘I’m looking forward to reading, writing and learning’ remarked Lucy.
Transition reports have been written and they will be sent home for you perusal. There is also a parent section to fill out after reading the teacher section make sure you agree on all the information before signing it- to be then sent to your child’s chosen primary school.
Let’s all enjoy our last Term-
Amy, Tracey, Helen and Fiona