Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Fraser Preschool Term 4

This term is jam packed with activities, below is a calendar of events, including school photos, disco, excursions/incursions, information and transition sessions and end of year concert. More information will come out about each event as we draw closer to them. We hope you have a lovely term 4, as always if you have any questions please come and see us.

Thank you,
The Preschool Team
(The page goes under the animals on the right, the only things that are slightly blocked are the Disco on 16/11 and a visit from Kenny Koala on 14/12.)

Term 4 Calendar 2018

Week 1

Tadpoles arrive




Week 2


Excursion (Koala and Kangaroo groups)



Week 3

Fraser Focus

Preschool Photos


Preschool Photos
Kindergarten Information Evening

Week 4


Preschool Information Evening



Week 5

Fraser Focus

Fire Visit
Kindy Transition Kangaroos & Koalas

Kindy Transition Bilbies & Echidnas
Fire Visit

Week 6
Meeting Free Week

Preschool Open Session 1:45 – 2:30pm
Kangaroos & Koalas


Preschool Open Session 9:00 – 9:45am
Bilbies & Echidnas

Week 7

Fraser Focus
Kindy Transition Kangaroos & Koalas
with Buddies to visit canteen


Kindy Transition Bilbies & Echidnas with Buddies to visit canteen

Week 8


Kindy Transition Kangaroos & Koalas


End of Year Celebration
Kindy Transition Bilbies & Echidnas

Week 9


Fraser Focus
Kenny Koala
Thank You Morning Tea – Volunteers

Back-up Day - End of Year Celebration
Preschool Open Session 9:00-9:45am
Kangaroos & Koalas

Preschool Open Session 1:45-2:30pm
Bilbies & Echidnas

Kenny Koala

Week 10





Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Book week 2018

A wonderful week at Fraser Preschool with everyone really getting into the Book Week dress up day. Everyone got dressed up as a favourite character. I even learned about some new books which we have been reading in class. The enthusiasm for dressing up has come from being excited about literacy and movies. We hope to continue this love of literacy by sending home an extra book each week. This book is a bit like borrowing from the library except we do it in the classroom. The children will get to bring a new book home each week to learn new words and have meaningful discussions about quality literacy with each of you.
Amazing Echidnas
Fantastic Koalas
Crazy Teachers

Monday, 20 August 2018

My Son Pinnochio

Today we had our excursion to watch the Fraser family put on the play "My Son Pinocchio." Wow what an amazing performance. Being new to Fraser I have not experienced a primary school musical. I was absolutely blown away. Such a professional performance. The Preschoolers loved the whole experience from getting on the bus, going around the corners up Karinga Drive on the way to Gungahlin College. Going into and sitting down in the theatre, then watching the show and coming back.
Some of the children had told me they have seen a play before but this was different for them because they were watching students from their school.
From start to finish the preschoolers enjoyed it. The dancing and singing were amazing. What a wonderful experience for all people involved in watching and performing. The preschoolers should be proud of their behaviour.
We couldn't take photos in the theatre so none to post here.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Fun and learning at preschool

The last couple of weeks have been super busy and fun. Lots of social learning has been going on both inside and outside. We have had a nutrition focus learning about Go, Grow and Glow foods. Ask your children about them and see if they can tell you what is in each category and what those foods do for you.

1. GO foods: GO foods give us energy (carbohydrate) to run, play and jump. GO foods are grain foods, like rice, oats and barley, and foods made
from grains such as bread, pasta and wholegrain cereals

2. GROW foods: GROW foods have lots of protein and calcium to help build strong teeth, bones and muscles. GROW foods mostly come from animals such as beef, lamb, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. They also include nuts and legumes

3. GLOW foods: GLOW foods are fruits and vegetables that contain vitamins and minerals to keep us healthy. GLOW foods are all the colourful foods

The children have been making healthy plates of food or lunch boxes to try and tempt them to eat more of the food rainbow. Some of the children have also made healthy faces made up of bread, cheese, cucumber, tomato, capsicum, alfalfa
and sultanas. They were then able to try the food and eat what they wanted off their plate.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Week 4 at Fraser Preschool

Another wonderful week has flown by at Fraser Preschool. The children are really feeling a sense of belonging now at preschool. They are settling into their social play and are learning to interact more and more appropriately. Having a sense of belonging is so important as they are then able to focus on other important areas of learning whether it be social or academic. Some of the growth in their social development can be seen in the many ways they play. We have camping happening outside and cooperative building inside. Children can often be observed just sitting and chatting.

This week we also had the Nutrition magician come and talk to the children about everyday foods and sometimes food. You could ask them what they think are in each category. He did this while doing some very good magic tricks. He performed for over an hour and the children were glued to the spot.



Sunday, 13 May 2018

At the end of last term we had a visit from the The Little Left Lane Outreach Theatre Show – who performed‘The Grumpy Little Worm who Didn’t Like to Share.’ It was exciting having people coming into the school and do a play. We learnt about the grumpy worm who was getting pushed out of his underground house by a big plant and he had to find a new hole to live in. The children were able to move around and grow like the plants and wriggle like the worm. It was very interactive and fun to watch.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

What's planned for preschool this term?

This term we will continue to work with preschoolers on developing oral language skills. The children will be provided with opportunities to take turns and conversations and express emotions in communication and play. In our prelit program we will focus on phonological awareness and oral language development through story book reading. We will support children to use longer more detailed sentences and to correctly use pronouns such as he, she, they, I, you, his, her. Children will practice following 3 step instructions and sequence familiar stories correctly.

Storytelling Clipart

Numeracy activities will focus on counting forwards and backwards,  in additon to recognising numerals 1-10.  Other learning experiences will involve classifying and sequencing objects. We will also investigate shape and play maths games involving matching and counting. 

Kids Playing a Board Game Clip Art - Kids Playing a Board Game

At the library, the preschoolers will view the Children’s Book Council of Australia short-listed titles in the 2018 Early Childhood Book of the Year category. We will be reading the books and picking our favourite one. In August during Children’s Book Week we will find out the winning title and honour books.

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The social skills we are continuing to build on this term are turn taking, sharing, showing respect for others and  co-operative play. Our explicit teaching experiences will focus on self-management, developing self regulation, resilience and self-motivation.


Through our Fresh Tastes program children will understand that diffferent foods help their bodies to go, grow and glow. They will learn that go foods (carbohydrates) give us energy to run, play and jump. Grow foods have lots of protein and calcium to help build strong teeth, bones and muscles. Glow foods are fruits and vegetables that contain vitamins and minerals to keep us healthy. During the term we will grow, prepare and taste some of these foods. 

Low GI Food List - Delicious Food Ideas

We will continue to extend and enhance fine and gross motor skills through a wide variety of play experiences. 

Wondering what you can do at home to build fine motor skills?

Let your child try this.........

Finger Strength and Isolation:   
  • doing up buttons and zips
  • finger Rhymes, such as Incey Wincey Spider
  • using tweezers and tongs to pick up objects
  • sqeezing droppers
  • using stickers                                                                            
  • drawing in shaving cream or wet sand
  • peg up clothes
  • lift up flap stories
  • using sticky tape 
  • sewing/threading activities
  • building with peg boards, paper clips, golf tees
  • peeling fruit, for example mandarins 
  • using spray bottles to water plants
Hand Strength:
  • squeezing wet sponges
  • action songs and rhymes involving tapping and clapping
  • clay, play dough
  • scrunching paper
  • hole punching
  • washing dolls clothes and wringing them out
  • lacing and tying
  • cutting, mixing, squeezing, rolling when cooking for example making pastry
  • hammering