In the Pikanini room we start our morning by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, (the Noongar), this is embedded into our fortnightly program. We then have our devotion, praising Jesus with prayers and songs.
We have been focusing on the children’s fine and gross motor skills, providing lots of challenging activities in which the children are rising persisting when they find things difficult and giving us big smiles when they succeed.
The children also have the opportunity to visit the wild space where they are able to participate in group experiences. They can make choices to move from one area to another and explore the textures of our plants and the surrounding environment, we are encouraging them to use their words to describe what they feel, see or touch, prompting conversation and encouraging language development.
For the past few weeks, we have been practicing holding the coloured loops of our emergency evacuation rope and taking walks around the yard. An experience to skill the children to stay together, especially during an evacuation drill.
We have been participating in different events such as NAIDOC Week, National Pyjama Day, Dental Week, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, National Science Week and Book Week, (where we all dressed up as Where’s Wally on the Wednesday and as all kinds of other characters throughout the week). It was great to see how the children and educators got involved and participated in these events. It was interesting, messy and most of all it was fun.
Mrs. Laqere – Room Curriculum Leader