Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Carolyn and Kelly had a very busy day on Monday reflecting on the learning that has occurred at preschool during term 2 and then planning for a super busy term 3.  We have many exciting things planned and have put together a calendar for you to talk about with your child.  This will be sent home in hard copy in Week 10.

Here are some important dates for you to remember:

Week 2:    Reptiles Inc. visit (Tuesday and Thursday)
Week 3:    Oral Language Information Session for families (Wednesday)
Week 4:    Ride and/or Walk to School Day (Friday)
Week 5:    Science Week and Learning Journey (Tuesday and Friday)
Week 6:     Book Week and Dress Up Day (Tuesday and Friday)
Week 7:    Literacy/Numeracy Week and Father's Day Breakfast (Friday)
Week 8:    School Photos and Fire Brigade Visit - TBC (Tuesday and Thursday)
Week 9:    Fraser Art Show (Friday and Saturday)
Week 10:  Pyjama Day (Tuesday and Friday)

Further information will be provided throughout the term regarding events and activities.

We are looking forward to a great term of learning with the Kangaroos, Koalas and Bilbies.

Have a safe and fun holiday break.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Social and Emotional Learning -Protective Behaviours

What do children Learn?
Protective Behaviour program is an ongoing part of the social and emotional curriculum at Fraser.

Feeling safe is a basic right of every person, regardless of their age, gender or cultural background. We all have a responsibility to respect the right of other people to feel safe, and to act responsibly towards ourselves and others.

Our bodies have ways of warning us when we are feeling unsafe or uncomfortable.
Children learn to recognise and pay attention to these warning signs.

Sometimes taking a risk can be exciting and fun as well as scary. It is a good idea to take a deep breath and think about the consequences before we decide to take these risks.

Image result for protective behaviours network handOften there are things we can do ourselves to help us feel safe again. When we are feeling scared it is not fun and we don't know how to handle it, we call it a personal emergency. At these times we can ask someone on our network for help and keep on asking until something is done and we feel safe again.

Children are encouraged to seek help from adults and connect with people whom they trust.

( Protective Behaviours A.C.T  Inc, Training Resource Booklet, p 4)

In preschool, the children learn to recognise how their bodies react when they are feeling unsafe, for example, heart thumps, sweaty palms, wobbly knees.

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They discuss the difference between positive healthy risk taking ( risking on purpose), such as riding a roller coaster or learning to climb over the high frames at preschool and unsafe high risks or reckless behaviour, such as running out onto the road.

In the second part of the program the preschoolers create a network of people we can talk to about anything, someone we can trust.

This network will be illustrated by writing people's names on a traced hand, flower or star. It will contain at least five adults. You may like to discuss this network with your child when it comes home. At preschool we recognise the children may have a small network at the moment and may have mostly parents and teachers, however, as your child grows this network should be reviewed and edited to make sure it is still relevant to them.

If you have any questions about the program please come in and see us.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Fraser Primary is a Fresh Tastes School

Fresh Tastes is a partnership between ACT Health and the ACT Education and Training Directorate funded by the ACT Government. Fresh Tastes is designed to make healthy food and drinks a part of everyday life at school, from the classroom through to the canteen, school events and at home. Through this program, we will be working with a number of community partners to provide a range of resources, activities and incentives to help bring about a culture of healthy food and drinks at Fraser Primary School.

One of these partners was The Nutrition Magician, who talked about the importance of drinking water and eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. He investigated everyday foods and sometimes foods and discussed the need to be physically active.

Check out this video!
YouTube – Fresh Tastes: healthy food at school

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The children have been involved in a number of learning experiences to support this learning including: 
making a rainbow of foods collage, cutting out pictures of foods to pack for a healthy lunch,cooking, painting and tracing fruits and vegetables.

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Face sandwiches

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Rhyming Fun

The Kangaroos and Bilbies have been discussing and singing rhyming songs over the last two weeks.
We have also played games where the children have guessed a real word or nonsense that rhymes with their name.
Books have included:


The words to this action song/book are:

5 little men in a flying saucer
looked around the world one day
They looked left and right
but they didn't like the sight
so one man flew a way.
4 little men in a flying saucer. .. and so on till you have 0. 

This song was originally posted at:

You might like to sing some nursery rhymes at home.

Koala Learning

Stemming from Mother's Day, the Koalas have been learning about families.  We have been discussing different family members, how families are similar and different from each other and have been reading stories to further our understandings.  This week, the children will be drawing family portraits to be included in their portfolio of learning.  Listed below are some of the stories we have been reading about different family structures.  You may wish to re-read these stories with your child, discuss the families and how they are the same/different from your own.  Alternatively, you may have some other stories about families in your homes that you may like to read.

The Family Book by Todd Parr


Shoes From Grandpa by Mem Fox


The Thing I Love About Family by Trace Moroney

Too Many Monkeys by Margaret Wild

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Nutrition Magician is coming to visit us soon and we are so excited!

There is a link below if you would like to know a little bit more about Craig, and his Superkids Show:

In this special performance every child learns that they have the power to take control and become a healthy,happy person. Empowering them with the knowledge to
become a "SuperKid". Audience participation, unbelievable magic and comedy makes this show a favourite with teachers,parents and children everywhere!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

As part of our social and emotional learning, the children have enjoyed sharing stories and songs about filling up people's invisible buckets with good feelings.

Below are some links to some of the stories and songs we have shared, so that you too can become a bucket filler :)

How Full Is Your Bucket For Kids

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Daily Guide to Happiness for Kids story

Fill Your Bucket Song