25 June 2021 (Edition 16)

Happy birthday to the following children who have their special days in the next month!

Jan 21, 2022
  • Khwezi Nkosi

    Jan 21, 2022

Nothing from Jan 15, 2022 to Feb 15, 2022.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Term 2 Reports / Teacher – Parent feedback .

Term 2 Reports will be issued on Monday 5th July.  The Teacher/ Parent feedback meetings will take place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th of July.  Please book an appointment with your child’s Educator. It is very important to have this one-on-one time with the Educator to discuss your child’s progress in Grade 0. The Parent/ Educator contact has unfortunately not been as frequent as it was pre-Covid-19. There will be 15-minute slots available starting from 14h30 – 18h00. Please be punctual as this enables the Educators to stick to the allocated times.



Toys at School

Please remember that NO toys are allowed at school. Please explain to your child that toys brought to school can get either lost or broken and they are safer waiting at home for them to return from school.

Grades 1-3 Applications – We are Expanding

We are expanding and offering Grades 1 – 3 next year, providing an individualised approach. Please contact us at admin@bryanstongrade0.co.za if you are interested. These Grades will have small classes with personalised attention.

 COVID-19 vaccination

Our responsibility as Educators of young children is getting the vaccine to keep our children safe.

VACCINATED

CREATIVITY

What is creativity?

Creativity is a type of rational thought which offers multiple solutions to a problem for your child? In the era of modernization creativity seems to be a key to development and parents can nurture creativity in a child by valuing it at home, encouraging, self-expression and rewarding creative behavior.

Importance of creativity

Creativity develops many skills in a child, like fluency- which gives the ability to produce many ideas, originality-  which makes the unique and one of a kind, flexibility- which enables children to think out of the box.

5 REASONS WHY CREATIVITY IS IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN

1. Analytical Thinking –

Creative people have the ability to devise new ways to carry out tasks, solve problems, and meet challenges. They bring a fresh, and sometimes unorthodox, perspective to their work.

2. Open Minded –

Creative children set aside any assumptions or biases they may have, and look at things in a new way. Children can see the world in a different light when they are creative.

3. Problem Solving –

Children convert from a linear thinker to a divergent thinker offering multiple solutions or answer to problems which are a result of creative thinking. Children feel more confident if they can solve their own problems.

4. Communication –

With the development of creativity, a child takes a step ahead in the area of communication because they learn to express facts and thoughts that make them better communicators.

5. Creativity in S.T.E.M-

It reflects science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Young children find these subjects to be tedious but creativity adds a new way of making it interesting for them.

How you help your children to be creative?

1. Keep your children away from excessive digital screen time – like watching TV and playing on a cell phone

2. Encourage your children’s creativity by letting them make paper art, do a drawing and other anything else creative

3. Do some interesting activities with your children which help encourage them to be creative

4. Develop some skill in your child according to their interests – like robotics, arts or crafts

5. Mount a white board or blackboard in your home and show appreciation of their creative drawings.

6. Expose them to nature, make a 3d object out of twigs/leaves etc, draw pictures in the beach sand or in the mud.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The themed Puppet Show that was planned for yesterday the 24th of June has unfortunately moved to Thursday the 5th of August. This is due to the team consisting of a large number of actors, that we decided it is safer to move the show because of the pandemic status at the moment.

Darren the Magician is coming on the 5th of July to present a Safety Show to the Grade 0’s. Darren teaches about security and looking after themselves in case of danger. His show is always done in a hilarious and interactive manner.

THEME FOR THE WEEK: WINTER

Winter Number 14 Letter B,b

HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
LITERACYPERCEPTUALNUMERACYLIFE SKILLSGROSS MOTOR
Introduce letter/sound
B, b
Name 3 objects that start with “b”
Write 3 CVC words starting with “b” eg bat
Play an indoor board game with a parent eg.
– snakes and ladders
– dominoes
Revise numerals 1-14
Count in 2’s to 14
Talk about pairs eg socks
Winter:
Discuss winter clothes, weather, food for winter comfort
Practise ball skills with a “bouncy ball”
Kick, throw, catch and
bounce
10 x each


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