Mark Making

The children in the Koala preschool class have been exploring their writing skills recently so we decided to make a salt tray for a new mark making experience.

First, we coloured the salt with chalk:

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This gave us some lovely spring coloured salt to begin exploring

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This was a really fun activity that we could share with our friends and with just a shake of the tray can start all over again!

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Numeracy Week

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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.

Childcare Centre Activities

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

Dream Wall
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.