Term 2 – Week 5 – 28th May 2020
National Reconciliation Week
In Pre-Primary this week, we learnt about what National Sorry Day means (May 26th) and what National Reconciliation Week (May 27th – 3rd June) is all about.
We listened to a beautiful story called “Say Yes” – A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope, written by Jennifer Castles. We discussed how it would feel like if we were not allowed to go to the pool…but everyone else was. We thought about how we would feel if we were told that we couldn’t get on a train…but everyone else could. We didn’t like the idea of not being able to sit next to our friend at the cinema…but everyone else could. We imagined how it would feel if we were told we were not allowed to go to the same school as all of our friends. It would be very unfair and very sad!
As the story goes…“Vote YES for Aboriginal people!”
It was an unanimous decision that in Pre-Primary we would all vote YES!
Each morning this week, as we enter our classrooms, complete our morning jobs and set to work at our fine motor activities, we have been listening to the most inspiring music by Geoffrey Gurrumul. If you haven’t heard his music before, you are missing out! Gurrumul was born blind, but he still saw the goodnesses in the world! He inspired others through his faith, his gifts and his music.
The Pre-Primary children have been learning about the Church and this song by Gurrumul is set within the church and one of the songs we have been enjoying together…you will know what it’s about and we hope you enjoy it too!
Our Dramatic Play Space has transformed into a Church! Learning through play is so valuable and we can see what the children’s understanding abut the Church is, through their play! Through play, children make sense of the world around them. When role playing they are constructing their knowledge and further building upon their learning in this domain.
In In our RE lessons we have been learning that the Church is not just a building – the building does not make it a Church – it’s the people who make the Church! WE ARE THE CHURCH! We come together to gather, pray, sing and celebrate at Church! Check out the awesome churches that we made.