Learning through Play

We LOVE Play on Thursdays in our Unit.

All of the students choose their own activities so they develop lots of different skills.

Skills that we explore during Play offer many benefits in the development our children.

Through play and learning each child can:

  • Build social skills
  • Learn how to problem solve with peers
  • Learn the importance of negotiation
  • Become independent and make decisions
  • Learn the importance of trial and error
  • Build self esteem
  • Gain passion for learning, to become intrinsic learners
  • Understand the importance of asking question
  • Take calculated risks
  • Initiate ideas
  • Deal with conflict

We used Wordle to create word clouds about our holidays.

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What did we do in our holidays?

I went to the Marion Aquatics Centre. Brodie

I went to Fremantle in Western Australia for a holiday on my 8th birthday. Aiden

I went to my friends house. His name is Luis, Carmela and JP. Paul

I went camping in the Flinders Ranges with my friend Ashleigh and her family and my family. Emma

In the holidays I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie. It was a bit scary because Voldemort actually died. Hannah

I went to see Nicole skydive. Nicole is a family friend. I thought she was very brave to jump out of an aeroplane from 14000 feet. Thomas

I went to my friends house. Their names are Clay, Paige, Luke and Cain. We played rabbits, hares and foxes. I also went to Amy and Kasey’s house. Amelia

In the holidays we played in a kids vs Dads soccer match. Brodie’s dad, Bailey’s dad, Sam’s dad and my dad played. It was 7-7 so then it went to a penalty shoot out. I scored against my dad. When he shot at goal he missed everything. Brodie’s dad kicked the ball and Brodie caught it. Bailey’s dad scored. Sam’s dad missed. Then the score was 8-11 so the kids won!! Harry

In the holidays we went to the movies to see Mr Popper’s Penguins which was really funny because he put snow in his house for the penguins. Sarah

I went to my Gran and Grandad’s house and my Grandad had a sheep dog trial while I was there. He had 6 sheep dogs. When my Mum and Dad came home from Melbourne I got a Crows scarf and guernsey. We also went to Strathalbyn. Trent

On Sunday I played footy against the Lonsdale Lions with Will. I nearly scored a goal and we beat them by about 3 goals. It was really muddy. On Saturday I went to see West Adelaide at their home ground with Dad’s friends, Andrew and Brian. Westies lost by 93 points. Louis

On the holidays I went to see Kung Fu Panda 2. I thought the movie was really good. Jayde

In the holidays my family and I went to New Zealand for a holiday. I went to see Cars 2 in New Zealand. We got a flag with our popcorn. I enjoyed the movie because it was really good and they thought Professor Z was a bad guy but it was actually Axelrod who put a bomb in Mater’s hood. I saw 2 kiwis in the Zoo and for the second time we saw elephants in the Zoo, as well as an oversized rhinoceros. Mitchell

In the holidays I went to watch Cars 2. I liked the bit when Mater turned into a Scottish elf!!! Cooper

In the holidays I went to the dog park. We went to the park next to it. Amy and I played on a climbing wall. Kasey

In the holidays I went to Fresh Choice which is where the food is fresh and it’s all your choice. Amy

In the holidays my mum went to England to see her family. I went to visit at lots of people’s houses. I went to the movies to see Mr Popper’s penguins. I also went a wildlife park with my Dad. Katie
I went to see Transformers 3 at the movies. I thought Optimus Prime was going to die but he didn’t. It was a good movie. Will

I saw the movie called Kung Fu Panda 2- it was great!! Layla

In the holidays I went to the SA Museum to see the rock exhibition. I also went to Hahndorf. I bought some really interesting rocks. Sam

What did you do in your holidays?
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