When your child turns four, you may like them to join our writing diary programme. Please buy a suitable exercise book, cover it and name it; also a book bag is recommended for carrying your child’s work to and from preschool. Bring it along daily and place it in the box near the cubby holes, for the teachers to use as they work, on a one to one basis, with your child.
Included in this programme are small booklets which are designed to offer a moment or two to read with your child. You may like to point out text, titles, front & backs of books but please do the reading for your child. You will also need to attend a short 45 minute workshop with one of our teachers to help you fully understand our programme.
As your child enrols with us, we will provide you with a large scrapbook which will become your child’s learning journal. We will use this learning journal to record anecdotes, learning stories, observations & art work.
We encourage you to add to your child’s learning journal regularly and we love to discuss your child’s learning progressions with you. Please feel free to take your child’s learning journal home so that you can add any items that your child is currently interested in. In this way we can work in partnership together to foster, extend and develop your child’s learning through their interests.
Please record in the book (on the learning journal display unit) if you are taking your child’s learning journal home from the Preschool. Please ensure Journals are returned promptly.