On Tuesday 24 April the ELC children came together to participate in learning experiences focused on ANZAC Day. We began by reading a story together about a family who farewelled their father to join the First World War. The story has the family at home baking ANZAC biscuits to send to the father in a care package. During a discussion about the story, the older children were able to identify that baking the biscuits had been a kind thing to do.
This led into an afternoon, where the children rotated through four activities. The children baked ANZAC Biscuits, made Poppies – a symbol of hope, an Australian Flag and coloured in pictures of ANZAC scenes of poppies and a soldier at a Cenotaph.
These experiences allow children to connect what they are learning at school, with what they see in their community, as many children watch the parades on TV and attend ANZAC Day Services.
by Wendy Oates, Pre-Prep A Teacher