We’ve just finished Numeracy Week where our focus was on symbols that we find in our environment. As part of this, we made a map of the area around Ozanam House and included some of the symbols that we see in the area. This prompted fantastic conversation with the children and we’re looking forward to expanding this learning over the coming weeks.
We have lots of exciting things going on in our Childcare Centre this week. Check out what the different groups are up to!
Meerkats Group – Playgroup Activities
Sand and water:
Filling containers with water or sand learning to understand full, empty, half full, nearly full, heavy and light.
Using mathematical language to develop understanding of capacity throughout their play Outdoor Fun:
Growing their own grass in individual pots
Explore and experiment with new materials and objects
Meerkats Group – Senior Afterschool
Children will draw or paint pictures about what they would like to do when they grow up.
Things they dream about when sleeping or when day dreaming. Body Mapping
Map out shapes of the body, fill them in either by painting or colour them in, these will go on the wall.
Koala Group – Pre School
Are continuing with the numeracy theme, focusing on capacity. They are having lots of time outside playing in the sand. Friday will be cooking day.
Koala Group – Afterschool
Are enjoying skipping and games in the hall. Taking care of their plants in the garden. Spending lots of time in the new sandpit in our outdoor area. Wednesday’s they are creating amazing artwork through “Heads Up” project with an artist facilitator.
Dolphin Group – Pre School
The children are planning to play in the sensory garden with new water area that was created.
They will also be doing lots more threading activities, also doing more cutting with different materials
Dolphin Group – After School
The children are having a slumber party, making tents, playing games and making Rice-Krispie buns.
They will continue to learn and play different card games.
We will setup different play stations for painting, playing with Gloop, playing with sand and lots of messy fun!
The kids will move through the different stations giving them the opportunity to try everything.