Prep | Pre-Kindergarten Newsdeveloper
Unit of Inquiry
To continue our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme of How the World Works and to support our line of inquiry ‘Experimentation allows for Exploration’ we have been conducting a range of experiments. During these experiments, our young scientists are being encouraged to use their observational skills to make predictions, to look carefully and record change and to think critically about what we could do differently next time.
In Week 4, the Pre-Kindergarten boys were extremely excited to meet their Year 5 Buddies for the first time. Each boy is partnered with an older peer who supports his growth and development as a Trinitarian. We enjoyed playing games with our buddies and showing the older boys our learning environment and our favourite games to play.
We look forward to working with our buddies as the year progresses.
To continue to develop our social and communication skills we have been encouraging our learners to participate in a variety of board games. Snakes and Ladders and the Shopping List game have been our favourites! Playing games provide learners with opportunities to engage in turn taking, follow instructions and build resilience.
Over the last few weeks, Pre-kindergarten boys are participating in a new unit of inquiry “How The World Works?” by exploring the function, pattern, and change in relation to colours. It is wonderful to see them expressing their feelings with curiosity in observing colour changes in nature after listening to the Chinese story “If I am a Chameleon”. The concentration that the boys are displaying to develop their communication and inquiry skills is truly impressive. It has helped to foster innate qualities such as curiosity, perseverance and risk-taking among the boys.