St John's Primary School

Scarborough

Welcome to Pre Primary

Landsdale Farm

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The sun was shining for the Pre Primary students visit Landsdale Farm.  The students were excited for their first excursion to be meeting lots of animals, exploring crops and playing.

Literacy Dedicated Time - St Johns, Scarborough
Literacy Dedicated Time

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Here is a sneak preview inside the Pre Primary classroom during their Literacy Dedicated Time.  The students have been focusing on sight words, reading and building words as well as letters and sounds.

Lansdale Farm

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The sun was shining for the Pre Primary students visit Landsdale Farm.  The students were excited for their first excursion to be meeting lots of animals, exploring crops and playing.

Buddies

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Year 5 and Pre Primary buddies have been exploring narratives.  Together the students planned out their story on felt boards to practice retells then wrote a five sentence stories. The story boards looked amazing and the students enjoyed working and learning together.

Magic Bag In Library

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Every Wednesday during our library sessions the Pre Primary and Kindy classes discover clues about the book of the week through ‘Magic Bag.’  This is when five objects related to the book in some way e.g. setting, characters, events, moral or problem etc. are placed in the bag. Each child has an opportunity to place their hand in their bag, revealing clues about the object and then ultimately trying to guess what the object is. It is a wonderful opportunity to foster learning, stimulate curiosity and learn about the features of books. This week we borrowed a garden gnome from Mrs Erskine for one of our mystery objects for a book called Gnome by Fred Blunt. It is a hilarious book teaching us the value and importance of using our manners.

Magic Bag In Library

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Every Wednesday during our library sessions the Pre Primary and Kindy classes discover clues about the book of the week through ‘Magic Bag.’  This is when five objects related to the book in some way e.g. setting, characters, events, moral or problem etc. are placed in the bag. Each child has an opportunity to place their hand in their bag, revealing clues about the object and then ultimately trying to guess what the object is. It is a wonderful opportunity to foster learning, stimulate curiosity and learn about the features of books. This week we borrowed a garden gnome from Mrs Erskine for one of our mystery objects for a book called Gnome by Fred Blunt. It is a hilarious book teaching us the value and importance of using our manners.

Addition Game

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Pre Primary children have been learning addition strategies, and parts of number sentences.  They took turns building and solving number problems by playing a new addition game.

Science Exploration

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In Science, the Pre Primary students explored the properties of different materials and investigated why materials sink, float and are magnetic.  They made predictions about their chosen material and tested to see the outcomes.

Weather Station

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Our Pre Primary students are making a weather station.  By using recycled materials to create wind chimes and wands to catch and measure the wind.  They also made sun catchers with lots of shiny, reflective materials. The children are using rain gauges to measure how much rain we will receive during the winter season.  These activities use fine motor skills especially when learning how to tie knots!

St John's, Scarborough - Our Happy Place
Our Happy Place

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In HASS Pre Primary students have been learning all about special places in our world and how we can care for them.  They discussed where special places are and how they make us feel safe and loved.  We had a meditation session and used our imaginations to visit our special places. We then drew our special place and placed them in a book so we can look back at our special place whenever we need.

 

Bush School

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Pre Primary students are learning about the history of our home and whose land we live on. We discussed how we live on Whadjuk country and that they were the first people who belonged to and cared for this land. We practiced a special welcome to country song which we will sing before each Bush School session. We also looked at the animals that belong to our special place- we created them out of collected leaves and learnt the names of each animal in Noongar. We created bush land scene with nature to remember the special land of the Whadjuk Noongar people and together painted pictures of our special place.

Noongar Seasons

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Pre Primary students are exploring the Noongar seasons.  They looked and discussed how the knowledge of weather and the six seasons help us to understand, use and look after and take care of the land around us.

Maths and Measurement

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Pre Primary students having fun measuring length in Maths. We learnt to distinguish tall and short, order the length of objects and to measures with both formal and informal units. We also have created a height chart and are practicing measuring each other!

Bush Medicine

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During Bush School our Pre Primary students explored the magic of bush medicine! They investigated how Indigenous people have used plants from nature to create powerful medicines that heal people and help stop them from becoming sick.  Students made their own bush medicine potions to stay healthy and to keep any germs away.  They had so much fun working in teams and being creative with our beautiful natural environment.

Learning Through Patterns

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Look at our amazing patterns! During Numeracy Time our Pre Primary students have been creating patterns by using lots of items around our classroom environment and practise drawing some shapes and numbers.

Bush Buddy School

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Our Pre Primary and Year 5 classes are buddied up to teach each other new skills.  They get together once a week to go on a special adventures.  Recently they had a great afternoon making Mud Cakes.

Puppet Show Buddies

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During Year 5 and Pre Primary buddy time we begun planning for our puppet show! Each buddy pair chose a nursery rhyme and we are going to make our own puppets to retell the stories. Together we drew plans for our puppets and listed all the materials we will need, so next we will start creating them!

We Love You!

Our Pre Primary’s have been practicing this special song for you. We miss you and we hope you are learning lots.

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Number Cards

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Pre Primary students have been busy making numbers cards which show representation of numbers from one to ten. We carefully cut them out and have been placing them in the correct order.  We then place them in the descending order to practice our backwards counting! Our on-line friends, learning from home, have made them too and we love sharing our work together.

G Is for Great Work!

In Pre Primary we have been focusing on the letter G! We have made posters showing all the things we know that begin with the letter G and we are practicing our letter formation. Our friends learning from home have shared their wonderful posters with us too and we love sharing our learning together!

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It’s a Circus

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It’s a circus in Pre Primary! We are having so much enjoyment putting on performances together in our new circus dramatic play centre. We practice different acts, dress up in fabulous costumes, sell tickets and popcorn and clap along as an audience. It’s so wonderful how well we are taking turns on the stage and all celebrating each others different talents. This is the Greatest Show on Earth!