Arthurlie Family Centre

March 20, 2018
by Mrs Silvester
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Children found plastic bottles in the recyling and used a saw to cut them on the workbench.

What are the benefits of using real tools? ·         Allows children to actively learn .      Encourages children to play ·         Gives the opportunity to think and create ·         Children can begin risk assessing themselves ·         Gives children responsibility and independence ·         Shows children you trust them ·         Great … Continue reading

September 4, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story and learning experiences.

Outside when the children were harvesting the apples and pears form the fruit trees in the nursery garden they noticed a butterfly on a leaf of a tree.  “One boy said to the children,” Look it’s a butterfly, come and … Continue reading

June 13, 2017
by Mrs Silvester
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Preparing vegetables and washing dishes

“I’m chopping the carrots for snack.” “I like carrots the rabbits eat them.” “It is hard to cut.” “Can I have a cloth? I need to get the dirt off.” Involving the Children Involving children in meal routines, food choice … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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Creating new and exciting learning environments

  The children have been creating new sand areas in our playrooms. We asked some of the local businesses in our community for there help. The Casey Tree Company donated logs for our space and another local business transported them to our … Continue reading

January 24, 2017
by Mrs Liddell
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Science, I can care for living things

                A group of children have been looking after some monster plants that eat insects. Today we fed our Venus Fly  Trap plants for the first time with some blood worms. The children had crushed … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
by Mrs Silvester
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The children have been designing and building a den.

There is an area in the upstairs garden where the bushes have been cut back creating a small space to play. The children have been hiding in it.”It’s our club.” With adult assistance the children decorated their den by painting sticks and other objects … Continue reading

March 14, 2016
by Mrs Silvester
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The daffodils and spring flowers are starting to pop through the soil in the nursery garden.

                                               With the days getting slowly warmer it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning the garden ready for the coming seasons. The children have brushing the grounds, removing the debris from flower beds and observing the changes in the … Continue reading

February 11, 2016
by Mrs Silvester
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Recycling Hero Workshop

     The upstairs children were involved in a Superhero Recycling workshop. The children were learning how to reuse, recycle and reduce. The workshop was very active and interactive, whereby all the children were able to participate and learn of the … Continue reading

February 8, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Chinese New Year

The children were involved in celebrating Chinese New Year. They were learning to repeat Kung Hey Fat Choy, which is Chinese for Happy New Year. The children were able to be involved in many activities associated with Chinese New Year … Continue reading

February 5, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Recycling Hero Workshop

The downstairs children were involved in a Superhero Recycling workshop. The children were learning how to reuse, recycle and reduce. The workshop was very active and interactive, whereby all the children were able to participate and learn of the importance … Continue reading

February 3, 2016
by Sheena Rainey
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Music and Dance

The children enjoyed their session with Liz Murray.   The session helped them develop fine and gross motor skills, they were using scarves balls and ribbons through dance and music.    liz brought her friends Jim and Jimbo so there were lots of volunteers … Continue reading

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