Monday, 11 September 2017

Olden Days Dress Up Day

Earlier this term we told you that we were to have an Olden Days Dress Up Day at the end of this term.  It will next Wednesday the 20th of September.
Please dress your child in a costume form 'yesteryear'.  The costume can be from any era. 
As you dress your child please talk to them about what they are wearing so that they can share this information with their classmates.
eg.  Braces are for holding up your 'trousers'.  Caps are for keeping your head warm.  Bonnets are for keeping the sun off your head and face.  Girls wore lace up boots to keep their feet dry in the olden days.  Ladies wore gloves to protect their skin from the sun...or to look elegant. 
Ladies put their long hair up in buns as that was the fashion.  Ladies wore long skirts as some people thought it was a bit rude to show off your legs.  etc  etc. 
We will need three parent helpers on the day to man learning stations.  Please see me if you can help.
We have had very few contributions to our Olden Days interest table.  Please send in anything interesting that you may have for us to talk about.
Morning Tea and Lunch are to be packed as per normal. 

Head Lice Reminder

There has been a large number of cases of head lice in PPB over the last few weeks.  It is very important that EVERY child is checked by their parents and that any cases are treated immediately before the children are returned to school.  Follow up treatments are crucial to the irradiation of these little nasties. 

Outdoor Classroom Day.

What a wonderful day of learning we had last Thursday.  All activities on the day were designed to be completed in an outdoor environment. The children were totally engaged, happy and productive with their 'work'.