Welcome to the Early Childhood Centre

Steam in the ECC

This semester web have been exploring patterns, identifying and making them. In steam this week we thought we would revisit and have some fun making patterns using grapes and marshmallows. The children had great fun both creating then eating their end results. We also...

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Creating our own number line

On the course of the last couple of months, we have been creating our number line in class. We started by decorating a number of student's choice with various tactile materials. Then we explored the numbers by counting objects, looking for a certain number of items in...

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K2 working on cooperation and communication

We have been looking at situations where we use our communication skills. The students had to work together and communicate with each other to build big structures with big blocks. There were lots of problem solving and reflecting going on in this activity. The...

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STEAM

This week the students enjoyed expressing themselves through Art. They were given paper and paint to do with as they pleased. All had a wonderful time creating their own pictures.

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ECC with buddies

It was so nice to see our buddies after the long holiday. The students were all very excited to play together. They played board games and with blocks, making the most amazing constructions. Some built puzzles and played with cars. Others enjoyed role playing in the...

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2019 Winter Concert: photos & videos

Wow! What a fantastic evening the 2019 Winter Concert was! A massive congratulations to all the students who performed in this concert. And a massive thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes to make it all possible. Here are a couple of highlights from the...

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Happy holidays from the ECC

We are coming to the end of 2019 so we decided to make some holiday cookies. The children rolled and cut them into a variety of holiday shapes. After baking they chose different coloured icing and candies to creatively decorate them. Each child made a basket to...

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The Gingerbread Man

We learned about the different ways stories can be told by exploring the tale about the Gingerbread Man. We read the story and acted it out with finger puppets. We listened to a song and compared the characters and endings in both. Then the students chose what...

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Maths in the ECC

Over the last few weeks we have been having great fun exploring maths in our classroom and out in the playground. We have been consolidating our counting up to 10 and learning strategies to count back down. We have been working together in small groups sequencing...

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K2 in the classroom

This week in the classroom we have been looking at counting up and down, missing numbers, ordering numbers and matching numbers. We have started our guided reading in Language and for stories we have been exploring the different ways in which we can share stories and...

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Rainy day in the ECC

This week the cloudy rainy day changed our play. we had a wonderful time exploring our outside areas and different equipment. We practiced our gross motor skills, our communication and cooperation. We cycled, climbed, ran and practiced our balancing skills. We had to...

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K2’s “ shaping up”

We have been exploring shapes. We've been sorting them by appearance and went for a walk around the school to look for shapes in our environment. We've also been working on our Gross motor skills. Climbing, problem solving, social skills and Risk taking.

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Outdoor fun

This week, we enjoyed the cooler weather and spent a lot of time outside exploring the school playgrounds, the maze and riding bikes. Enjoy the photos!

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K3 Preparing for Athletics Day

In order to prepare them for Athletics Day, K3 students have been taking part in different running, throwing and jumping activities in PHE. This week they learned about moving over, under and through different obstacles. They also practiced working in a team and now...

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K2 Pirates

For our unit of inquiry Stories we have been exploring pirates. Last week Ms Celines class decided to make treasure maps. This week they decided to extend their learning by making a pirate game by hiding treasure in the school and finding it using a map and a compass....

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ECC STEAM

This week we decided to have an open ended Lose Parts tinkering table to see what the students could create. They made a telephone, a fishing rod, a rainbow, a dream catcher and many other wonderful creations. Some students built wonderful constructions using the...

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Stories

Last week we started a new unit of inquiry "Stories." We dressed up as pirates and as a group we asked and answered questions about pirates. We asked the children where they got so much information about pirates. We are now creating our own stories about pirates and...

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