St John's School

Scarborough

Welcome to Pre Kindergarten

Welcome to St John’s Pre Kindergarten in 2019

We are very much looking forward to sharing this exciting journey with your  family. Pre Kindergarten is often a child’s first experience in an educational  setting and we believe it should be a happy and posiitve one that fosters a love of learning. We strive to create a caring, safe, stimulating environment to nurture your child’s disposition to wonder, to explore and construct meaning about the world. We celebrate childhood by providing a developmentally appropriate program that values and respects the uniqueness of each.
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The Hungry Caterpillar

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The work of Eric Carle visited the Pre Kindergarten Art Gallery. We responded to the famous art of Eric Carle before making our own representation of the hungry caterpillar by painting tissue paper. We also loved moving our bodies just like the animals in Eric Carle’s, ‘From Head to Toe’ story.

The Hungry Caterpillar

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The work of Eric Carle visited the Pre Kindergarten Art Gallery. We responded to the famous art of Eric Carle before making our own representation of the hungry caterpillar by painting tissue paper. We also loved moving our bodies just like the animals in Eric Carle’s, ‘From Head to Toe’ story.

The Runaway Pancake

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As part of our exploration of great literature in Pre Kindergarten we used puppets to tell the story of, ‘The Runaway Pancake’. We then made our own little pancakes and magically churned cream into butter using only a glass jar, marble and our wonderful muscles! 

Little Scientists

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We loved being Scientists in Pre Kindergarten for Science Week, when exploring bubbles, making slime and investigating ways to help creepy crawlies hatch out of frozen ice.  We discovered that salt helps speed up the melting process! 

Fairytales

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The Pre Kindergarten children have delved into the enchanting world of fairytales! We have been very busy growing our very own beanstalks and investigating what conditions are needed for a bean seed to grow. We have baked our own bread, just like the Little Red Hen, grown troll grass heads for the Three Billy Goats Gruff and baked cookies for Little Red Riding Hood’s Granny! Without doubt, the most magical part of our day is watching the children engage in rich sources of imaginative and dramatic play as they assume character roles to recreate situations, tensions, places and language to tell their version of each fairytale! 

All You Need is LOVE

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In Pre Kindergarten, we have been talking about the LOVE that we have for our beautiful families. Our hearts were bursting as we scribed love notes onto the children’s woven hearts they made out of items from nature! We made rose petal love potions in the mud kitchen and baked heart-shaped jam drop biscuits with homemade jam! 

Bubbles Bonanza

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We noticed that the children were relishing our bubble explorations during our morning meeting circle and this sparked an investigation into bubbles. Each day we sing a welcome song and invite the children to say their name before popping scented bubbles. We have been dancing to bubble songs that target self-regulation strategies, whole body movements and hand-eye coordination. While outdoors, we used florist wire and sticks to create our very own bubble wands to take home. We will continue to make more wands next week and investigate what makes the bubbles pop! 

Bubbles Bonanza

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We noticed that the children were relishing our bubble explorations during our morning meeting circle and this sparked an investigation into bubbles. Each day we sing a welcome song and invite the children to say their name before popping scented bubbles. We have been dancing to bubble songs that target self-regulation strategies, whole body movements and hand-eye coordination. While outdoors, we used florist wire and sticks to create our very own bubble wands to take home. We will continue to make more wands next week and investigate what makes the bubbles pop!