Arthurlie Family Centre

September 7, 2018
by Mrs Liddell
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Banana muffins

Some of the children were helping to make banana muffins this week. The children were learning to keep safe when using electrical equipment, as well as learning how to follow a recipe and bake in the oven. A parent was … Continue reading

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

March 28, 2017
by Mrs Allison
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Messy Play exploring our senses through touch smell taste and fun

We are are having fun exploring some of our senses touch, smell  and sight this week we have investigated shredded paper, angel delight, cooked pasta, shaving foam and glupe.     It tasted like yogurt.   I played here its … Continue reading

December 9, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Technologies. I can make a fireplace.

It’s almost Christmas and the Elf on the Shelf has been leaving some challenges behind the Christmas tree advent calendar. One of them was to build a fireplace for Santa. The elf left some pieces of wood for the children … Continue reading

November 7, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Health and Well-being. I can express my thoughts, ideas and feelings.

The children were intrigued with Firework night and were able to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas through creating firework pictures. The language used was very descriptive, with some children learning new words and its meaning such as boom, vastness, colourful … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Mrs Liddell
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Superheroes. I can be safe when I play.”

Through superheroes, the children are having lots of learning experiences which they have instigated and are following through. In order to ensure the children were safe, the children were involved in creating superhero rules initially that could be used in … 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

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