Our Activities

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Our Activities

Everyday Activities

For example,

  • ‘Let’s put half of the bird seed here and half over there’ or ‘Let’s find matching socks’
  • The environment – for example, ‘Look at the little bird over there’ or ‘That’s a tall tree’
  • Food – for example, ‘Let’s have two pieces of banana’ or ‘How many cups do we need?’
  • Time – for example, ‘7 pm, time for bed’
  • Shapes and Patterns – for example, ‘Let’s look for all the triangles’.

Creative Activities

Arts and crafts related to the weekly theme. Cut and Glue. Using scissors is an activity that all children take some time to learn and is an important motor skill too. …

  • Sticker Fun. …
  • Raised Salt Painting. …
  • Drawing With Oil Pastel. …
  • The Back-And-Forth Drawing Game. …
  • Playdough Modelling. …
  • Marble Painting. …
  • Water Balloon Painting.
  • Making our own paper
  • Body Image Drawings
  • Blog Painting
  • Symmetry art
  • Visual Perceptual art

Music, Songs, Poetry and Drama

Fantasy Play, Rhymes, Role play, Instruments

 Perceptual

Fine motor activities, cutting, pasting, play dough, puzzles.

What activities can help improve visual perception?

  • Hidden pictures games in books such as “Where’s Wally”.
  • Picture drawing: Practice completing partially drawn pictures.
  • Dot-to-dot worksheets or puzzles.

Review work: Encourage your child to identify mistakes in written material.

  • Memory games: Playing games such as Memory.
  • Sensory activities: Use bendable things such as pipe cleaners to form letters and shapes (because feeling a shape can help them visualize the shape). The letters can then be glued onto index cards, and later the child can touch them to “feel” the shape of the letter.
  • Construction-type activities such as Duplo, Lego or other building blocks.
  • Flash cards with a correct letter on one side and an incorrectly formed letter on the other side. Have the child try to draw the letter correctly, then turn over the card to see if it is right. (Have them write in sand or with finger paint to make it more fun).
  • Word search puzzles that require you to look for a series of letter.
  • Copy 3-D block designs
  • Identify objects by touch: Place plastic letters into a bag, and have the child identify the letter by “feel”.

Numeracy

Sorting, adding, measuring, STEAM.

  • Solve problems – for example, which brand and size of tinned beans is the cheapest?
  • Analyse and make sense of information – for example, how many wins does my team need to get to the top of the competition?
  • Understand patterns – for example, what number would the next house in this street be?
  • Make choices – for example, which bike is the best value?
  • Count fingers, toes and toys
    recognise numbers and shapes on objects like clocks and phones or in books
    decide how many slices of apple she wants.
  • Compare things of different sizes – ‘big’, ‘small’ and ‘medium’
    group things together and talk about same and different
  • use words to describe where things are – ‘over’, ‘under’ and ‘next to’
  • help set the table
  • fill a water bottle
  • help with the shopping and use money to buy things
    divide food into equal shares.
  • big and small (size)
  • high and low (height)
  • heavy and light (weight)
  • fast and slow (speed)
  • close and far (distance)
  • first, second and last (order).

 Construction

Blocks, lego, construction toys, foam blocks

Literacy

Books, story time, library, tracing, drawing (prewriting skills)

Science

Experiments, Exploration, Discovery

Montessori activities

Pincer grip, pegging, tweezing, sorting, matching, threading, stacking, problem solving

Messy Play

Flour, rice, spaghetti, jelly, water, bubbles, mud, sludge

Baking

Weekly: on Fridays and is theme related

Gross Motor Activities

Obstacle course, bunny hops, unilateral crawling, bilateral crawling, leopard crawling, balancing beam, stilts, skipping rope, ball skills, bean bags, handstands, cartwheels

Outdoor

Bikes, jungle gym, sensory bins, ball pond, sandpit, gardening, chalk wall, swings

Gross Motor

Follow the leader, obstacle course, yoga, resistance bands, Trampolines.

Using a trampoline is a great activity to improve balance. …

Hopscotch. Hopping and jumping require strong gross motor skills, balance, and

  • coordination. …
  • Monkey bars. …
  • Playground play. …
  • Balloon and bubble play. …
  • Tricycles, scooters, and pedal cars. …
    Dancing.
  • Midline crossing through dance

Our Fees

  • 6:30-13:00 (5 Days/week) R3250.00 per month over 12 months
  • 6:30-13:00 (3 Days/week) R2585.00 per month over 12 months
  • 6:30-15:00 (5 Days/week) R3650.00 per month over 12 months
  • 6:30-18:00 (5 Days/week) R3950.00 per month over 12 months (includes breakfast and lunch)

F.A.Q.

What qualifications do the staff/teachers have?

Teachers are qualified, first aid trained, fire safety and experienced

Is anyone first-aid trained?

Undergo continuous training, renewing courses

Is the school covid-compliant?

 

Covid compliant, certificate received from Department of Social Development

What if my child has an allergy and cannot eat something specific on the menu?

Teachers are all experianced and qualified with a minimum NQF Level 4, all staff are first aid trained and trained in fire safety.

For Allergies:

We will provide a substitute where able; children who have allergies to multiple foods may bring their own substitutes.

Do they have to wear their uniform everyday?

No, this is up to the parent’s discretion

What do you do in case of emergency?

Emergency- Olivedale Hospital is our first point of reference for emergency situations

On Armour is connected to our panic system

Up to what age does the school go?

Up to 6 years, grade R

From what age can I bring my child?

From 4 months old

How many terms does your school run on?

4 Terms, ISASA calendar

Is holiday club inclusive of fees?

Yes

What is the medicine policy?

We are not allowed to administer any medication unless it is an emergency situation and we have permission to do so

Do you subsidies fees?

Subsidies- are only given to families in need, salary slips are requested and it is applied for each year

4 Full bursaries are given to children per year