Thursday, 13 December 2018

Transition to and across the School

Transition to School

As part of our transition to school we are really lucky to get to go and visit new children at their ECE's.  There we get to see the children in an environment that they're really comfortable in and we get to see what they like to do. 

Here are some of our visits we've been on recently: Miramar Central Kindy, Playcenter, Rongotai and Kingston Montessori, Miramar North Kindy and The Park.  We had lots of fun being shown around and getting a chance to play alongside our new starters.


                        We also had school visits while most of our class was having transition across the school into their new space.
We got to know each other by playing a getting to know you BINGO game, did some art--making self portraits and explored the classroom.  

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

EOTC: Exploring our Local Forest and the Beach, using our imaginations!

We were so lucky to be able to go to the Forest and have a a play session.  We used our imaginations and thought up all kinds of things like traps to catch monsters, making hot chocolates and potions from the stream and using our strength to balance and climb.  We had so much fun, learned about how we can push our bodies and used bravery! 

A huge thank you to all the parents who came to help and to Kirsten who helped us with all our Bush fun! 

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Literacy Connections

As we mentioned a few weeks ago we were reading the big books Dragons, Dragons, Dragons, Lost and Camouflage. Take a look at some of the amazing learning that came out of reading these books!
Lost.Dragons dragons dragons.Camouflage.

After reading these stories we were really motivated and excited. We got writing and creating!

Here are some of our Dragon stories.  We came up with our own dragons and described what they were like. 





We got making dragons!

After reading Camouflage, we started thinking about different animals that camouflage and their colours and environments.  We talked about why and how they camouflage and then we tried creating our own camouflage art!


After reading Lost we came up with our own posters about something pretend that we had found.  We talked about trying to describe the thing we had found and making sure to let the reader know where they could come to pick up their creatures. 




It has been so much fun to connect our art and writing and play with our big books.  They have given us contexts to explore, create and express our ideas.  Many of these ideas were revisited over and over again, perfecting the art of camouflage, writing our own imaginary stories about dragons and creating all different kinds of dragons.  We also made maps to help each other find lost things and treasure.