- Swimming: Children can participate in our weekly swimming lessons once they are toilet trained, and we have many children now enjoying this weekly experience. If your child is ready for swimming, please send a swimming kit each Wednesday. This should include a swimsuit, swimhat, towel and goggles.
- The Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey: Your feedback is essential in creating the best learning environment for your child. We encourage you take the time to fill out the 15-minute survey. Your responses will inform us on how we can improve your child’s overall learning experience. The last day to respond will be Monday 20 February 2017. Thank you again for your continued support and feedback. We look forward to hearing your responses. You can access the survey here.
OUR LEARNING THEMES
This week’s focuses stemming from the children’s interests include mixing and pouring and celebrating birthdays. With this in mind we are looking forward to enjoying the science, vocabulary and step by step learning of baking cakes and mixing icing together. Children will be encouraged to reflect on previous celebrations they have seen, such as birthdays, Christmas and Chinese New Year.
Mix, pour, first, next, last, bake, hot, surprise
With the children responding so well to our counting focus from last week we will extend this further for another week. Counting and working with numbers often informs much of our conversations with children as we work and play together. This week we will focus more on how we can use the children’s play within our multiple topics to facilitate and extend understanding of numbers and counting. Children will be exposed to counting and recognising numerals.
Count, numbers 0-10, first, second, third
Deze week bereiden de peuters zich helemaal voor op het optreden van 1 maart. We oefenen voor het prinsessenbal en maken
prinsessenbal, buigen, dansen, draaien, (stok) paard, schild, zwaard, draak, bang
During Mandarin we will talk about birthdays this week. We will sing the happy birthday song and read some stories about birthday. We will also let the childern to decorate their own birthday cakes.
happy birthday/sheng ri kuai le/生日快乐, cake/dan gao/蛋糕, candle/la zhu/蜡烛, present/li wu/礼物
happy birthday to you/zhu ni sheng ri kuai le/祝你生日快乐