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 ELC 3

Nature Play

ELC3 have explored nature through our weekly Bush Kinder sessions. Throughout the year, we have introduced different tools and materials for the group to interact with; clay, mixing bowls, pestle and mortar, string, tarp and many more. The groups knowledge of how to use the resources has grown immensely; they have thought of many imaginative and inventive uses. The group regularly create potions, perfumes, soups and nature cakes. Using the clay, they create nature models, structures and face paints. They are skilled cubby designers and builders; joining materials and learning to form knots.

Their Bush Kinder experiences have overspilled into our outdoor learning sessions within the ELC garden. The group frequently choose to interact with natural materials and resources over our bought resources. It has been wonderful to observe the quality and depth of their interactions grow during the year. They create, invent and imagine using nature, the greatest resource there is!


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During Term 3, ELC 4 children immersed themselves into the literary world, becoming published authors and illustrators with the recent publication of their very own picture storybooks. As part of their PYP Unit of Inquiry, How We Express Ourselves, the children explored the central idea, ‘Stories are an avenue for creative expression’. They collaborated in small peer groups to write and illustrate a story. The children used their vivid imaginations to draw and paint colourful, interesting characters and settings. The plot of each story developed as the children brainstormed, discussed and debated their ideas together in a writer’s workshop. The children then used the iPad app, Book Creator, to record themselves telling the stories, transforming them into movies. They loved sharing these movies with a receptive audience of their dads during our Father’s Night celebrations. Finally, the manuscripts were sent to the publishers for printing. After a lot of hard work, the children were very excited to unwrap the published version of their picture storybooks and share them with a wider audience at the Sandy House Art Exhibition. Congratulations ELC 4 on creating the amazing stories – ‘The Hungry Dragon’, ‘A Lonely Queen’, ‘The Four Red Cars and the Scary Wolf’, and ‘The Animals and the Robbers’!

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Firbank Grammar

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Brighton VIC 3186

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Firbank Grammar

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Brighton Vic 3186

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Co-educational, ELC 3 - Year 6

Firbank Grammar

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Sandringham VIC 3191

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