Welcome to the Early Childhood Centre

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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K2 exploring Kandinsky

The K2 students looked at examples of Kandinsky's art and how he uses music and emotions to create beautiful art. The students then listened to a classical music and created a piece of art, using different lines and colours.

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The Mud Kitchen

This week to continue the cooking theme in STEAM we decided to create a mud kitchen where children can make mud cakes and mud pies. They had a wonderful time mixing and molding the mud/sand into creative shapes. They pumped and poured the water to make the mud the...

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STEAM in the ECC

In this unit of inquiry we have been exploring cooperation and what does it look like in the ECC. The students were able to share with the teachers what they thought cooperation meant to them. They were then able to demonstrate there understanding through a variety of...

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STEAM in the ECC

Our unit of inquiry "Play" is coming to an end, so we thought it would be great for our students to participate in some of their favorite activities, water play, play dough, mixing puff paints and threading and sorting beads. The students had a wonderful morning...

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ECC and G5 have a play date

This week our buddies came to play with us in the ECC. We teach them about making connections with other people outside of their usual environment. They learn how to take responsibility and become good role models. For us we get to meet the older students who talk and...

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Transdisplinary learning in Butterflies

We have incorporated Language, Maths, Arts, Drama and Music while reading the big book about Five Little Ducks. We read the book, discussed the pictures, went to the farm to take a look at a real pond and compare it to that in the book. Then we set up a pond in a...

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K2 doing research

This week in Ms Liezel's class, the K2 students learned about research and applied some of these skills to find out more about unfamiliar letters. The students chose a letter they didn't know. We looked at the letters "v", "m", "z", "o", "h", "e", "r", "f". They had...

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Colours and Sorting

Over a period of a couple of weeks we have been reading a book about colours, the students chose their favourite and painted a sheet of paper in that colour. Then they went on a "colour hunt" around to ECC to see if they could find any items that were in their...

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K2 language

For the last 2 weeks Ms Celine's class have been focusing on the big book SPLASH. The students have been reading along, sequencing the story, role play on the small world table, practicing their sounds and being authors making and presenting their own stories. They...

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Maths in the ECC

This week the K1 students have been exploring measurement and human graphing. The students compared each other's height and recorded it. They then explored Maths language, tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter and shortest. The K2 students were consolidating there...

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K2 celebrating mouse’s birthday

We've been reading the big book " Mouse's Birthday" and had so much fun exploring the book further. We made Playdough cake. We measured quantities and counted different amounts of candles. The Students created birthday cards for mouse and some students created their...

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STEAM in the ECC

This week we made Puff paint. The students observed the mixture being made. Then we helped the choose and mix the colours. Wonderful paintings were created and then baked in the microwave. They were able to talk about how their painting smelled and how it had changed...

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