Australia day celebrations

We celebrated Australia Day today by firstly discussing where Australia is on the world map and where in Australia we live. We also discussed what our national flag looks like and sang the national anthem. MS Bernadette explained to the group that each country has a flag and a national anthem. And secondly our activities were made up of a variety of sensory skills, fine motor skills, literacy and numeracy. The sensory activities involved Georgie and Jackson painting pictures; and  Sophie, Freya and Madison all using Australian animal cookie cutters to cut out animal shapes in the play-dough. The fine motor skills involved  Megan completing a puzzle of the map of Australia. The literacy skills used was Ms Alice reading ‘Possum Magic’ and ‘Are We There Yet?’ stories. And finally the numeracy skills used were children counting the stars on the national flag and sequencing stars from smallest to largest.

Outcome 1:Provide times and space for children to engage in both individual and collaborative pursuits. (EYLF)

Outcome 2: Child recognises that they have a right to belong in a community. (EYLF)

Outcome 3: Using sensory capabilities to explore and respond to the world.  (EYLF)

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