Here is a glimpse of what we have been up to during July, August, and September:

Playdough Extravaganza! In these months, our little friends had a blast exploring the world of playdough. They moulded, shaped, pressed, and stretched their imaginations with this versatile material, enhancing their fine motor skills along the way.

World Ocean Day – Planet Ocean! We celebrated World Ocean Day with the theme “Planet Ocean.” Our room turned into a sea of blue as both staff and children donned blue attire to represent the ocean. We watched the heartwarming movie “Finding Nemo,” which emphasised the value of friendship and listening to parents. The children also had a splashing enjoyable time playing with fish toys and animals in a water-filled tub.

NAIDOC Week – “For Our Elders” During NAIDOC week, we engaged in various activities to honour our indigenous heritage. The children created beautiful footprint paintings using the colours of the Aboriginal flag – yellow, red, and black. Some even painted their faces! We also introduced the children to Aboriginal matching symbols, sparking meaningful discussions about their significance. Children also enjoyed watching an animated movie called Little J and Big Cuz throughout the week.

“Jeans for Genes Day” Our children and staff came together in a show of support for “Jeans for Genes Day.” Wearing jeans, we raised awareness about the daily challenges faced by those with genetic conditions and contributed to projects making a tangible difference in their lives.

Science Week – Exploring the Wonders of Science! Science Week was a blast! We conducted exciting experiments, including making oobleck, a slimy mixture of cornstarch and water. The children were fascinated by how it changed colours and textures as they played with it. We also explored milk colours and observed how they reacted when dish soap was added.

We built paper boats and tested them with dried leaves and rocks for our float and sink activity. The children learned about buoyancy and eagerly anticipated the results. And, of course, who could forget the volcanic eruption experiment using bicarb soda, red food colouring, and vinegar? The children were thrilled to witness the eruption!

Book Week – A Splash of Colour! We celebrated Book Week with a burst of creativity as children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters. From “The Hungry Caterpillar” to “Fairy Princess,” “Where’s Wally,” and colourful crayons, our centre turned into a rainbow of literary characters. Even our Director, Mrs. Trimble, joined in the fun as a blue crayon!

We are looking forward to more exciting adventures and learning experiences in the coming months. Thank you for being a part of the Pikanini 2 family, and we cannot wait to share more wonderful moments with you and your children.

Mrs Codeniera

Pikanini 1 Curriculum Room Leader