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storytelling
It has been three weeks or so since our nation entered a lockdown, and in that time I’m sure many of you have endured reading a favourite book many times. You probably know it off by heart and you might have even tried to unsuccessfully skip a page or two before bed!!!! When you have...
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Creating watercolours
You can easily create pigments for dyes or watercolours from scraps found in the kitchen such as onion skin, carrot, beetroot, orange peel, etc…. but you also can collect materials from the garden and explore the potential of leaves, flowers and grass cuts to make watercolours. You will need: • A handful of fresh natural...
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exploring garden child
Infants and toddlers thrive in any environment that provokes opportunities for sensory exploration. An example of how we implement this in our Fantail room is by exploring the natural wonders on offer in our garden. Here the children can encounter materials such as leaves, grass, flowers etc… to investigate and put their senses to the...
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An investigation is Bear Park’s way of approaching sustained learning over a period of time. Some investigations are long term, while others may only last a few days or weeks. Generally, we know when an investigation has reached a natural conclusion when our hypothesis or intent has been realised. An idea for a mini-investigation at...
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I’m sure we can all remember reading examples of mathematical problems in texts books at school, “If Jane has 3 apples and Tom has 4, how many apples do Jane and Tom have together?”, sound familiar? These exercises were designed to have us think of math in the context of real life. This can be...
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preschool routine from home
We realise that this time is unprecedented with many uncertainties and so it is through our blog posts we wish to be able to keep the Bear Park community connected and engaged. We thought we’d start by sharing with you some of the key points about how we organise our day in Preschool and have...
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Setting the scene for the open exploration of light our children were invited to collaborate together in utilizing the various provocations that had been suggested and to delve deeper into their understanding of this mystical source. Careful selection had been made of the suggested materials in which to offer the children in this context, through...
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teacher spotlight
1. Working with professional quality teachers The professionalism of the teaching colleagues you are working alongside is so important. Working alongside like-minded ECE teachers who are enthusiastic about their role and view themselves as professionals is something our teachers pride themselves on at Bear Park. 2. Support from your team The continual support that you...
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sustainable fashion
This year, Bear Park is committed to increasing its efforts in sustainability and helping our community thrive. We recently teamed up with a fantastic organisation called Little Outfitters to help us understand our impact from sustainable fashion. “People are increasingly mindful of their impact on the planet and how sustainable their lives are. Little Outfitters...
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Fire truck
In further support of Australia and the animals affected by the fires, Bear Park Herne Bay held a dress-up fundraiser. We had a variety of special guests including firemen, mouse, lizards, sharks, bears, vets, fire trucks and dogs visit our centre! To help raise awareness, we were also lucky enough to have a fire truck....
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