On Friday the 5th of May, the kinder children took a walk to The Grange Primary school to partake in a library experience.
We crossed the road using the lights and held hands with our adult while we stopped, looked, listened and thought about the road conditions. We approached each road with care and discussed what we thought we might be doing at the school.
When we arrived at the school we were greeted by Mrs L. Mrs L took us to the library and we waited for Mr Mike. Once he came he sat down with the children and read us a story about
After our story Mrs L spoke to the children about the Library and how children go there to borrow books. Mrs L then said we could choose some books to take back to Kool Kidz. Ten children got chosen to pick books.
Mrs L then read us a story about a little Lamb. We got to make our own lamb with cotton balls, a paper plate, and paper for the face and legs. We coloured in the grass around the sheep before writing our name the back.
After we finished we took a quick walk around the school before sitting down next to the netball court and having some fruit. We walked back to Kool Kidz and discussed what we had done at the school.
We would like to thank The Grange Primary School for having us and all the Educators and Parent helpers who helped us on the day.
We will be returning to The Grange soon to participate in an arts and craft session.
|Links to the Early Years Learning Frameworks.|
|IDENTITY – Children have a strong sense of identity.|
Children feel safe, secure and supported- The children were able to feel comfortable with their Educators and Parent helpers and were able to ask the Teachers questions demonstrating confidence.
Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency – The children were able to approach the school with confidence asking questions and navigating their way through the library and School.
|COMMUNITY – Children are connected with and contribute to their world.|
Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active civic participation. -The children were able to participate in an experience at the School. They were able to recognise the features of the book (spine, front cover and back cover) and participate in the experience of making a lamb, sharing the glue and pencils.
|LEARNING – Children are confident and involved learners.|
Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity- The children were able to express wonder and interest in their environments asking questions about the library and school.
Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating. – The children were able to apply a wide variety of thinking strategies to engage with situations and solve problems, and adapt these strategies to new situations.
Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes. – The children were able to use their voice to ask and answer questions.
|Links to the Kool Kidz Curriculum.|
|Letters and Numbers – The children used their enquiry skills to ask questions about the book. They discussed the title of the book, as well as what a blurb was.|
|Healthy active bodies – The children took responsibility for their own bodies ensuring that they were being safe while crossing the roads, as well as making sure they kept themselves hydrated. The children also made sure that they had finished their fruit before walking back, ensuring that had enough fuel in their bodies.|