Money Week was so much fun; the Pre School opened a shop bank and café that were very busy with groups of children visiting twice a day at ‘opening time’. There was some great learning for our little ones who had to ‘queue’ at the bank, get coins to spend in the shop and vouchers for a drink, biscuit or popcorn in the café. All the Pre School children had jobs and loved taking orders at the café, serving and packing bags.
There were some lovely activities in the rooms too with coin rubbing, Jack and the Beanstalk stories, singing and acting out Five Currant Buns in a Baker’s Shop and making coin pictures - to name just a few!
STEM Week is the ideal environment to explore the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
During STEM week, Nursery and Pre Prep planned a number of experiments and problems to solve; in Pre School the problem of how to cross the river was explored using Lego. Kinders experimented with bubble mixture, Transition looked at the changes in materials as they made their own slime, and the very youngest children in toddlers explored magnetism!
The Pre School Concert was a spectacular end to the year; The Tale of Old Palace followed the story of the lost cardigan, with all the children involved in the search and taking the parts of fairy tale characters. The audience were wowed by the fairies who lit up the stage in their dazzling tutus and were moved to tears at the performances of the children, some of whom are only three years old!
A very big thank you to all the staff involved in the production this year. Their energy, time, commitment and creativity provided these very young children with the opportunity to extend their experiences in the performing arts through expressive movement, resulting in an astonishing achievement.