At Canowindra Pre-School the young students have been extending their knowledge of the history and practices of the Aboriginal culture through language and art. Sonya from Cargo has been spending some very special time at Pre-School teaching the children about the storytelling behind specific artworks and their connection to the land.
Indigenous art is centred on storytelling and there can be a combination of information and moral teachings behind each and every story. With Sonya the children from each classroom have created drawings that are reflective of the environment.
The young students have just begun painting, and this has been particularly special with the children identifying how quiet and relaxing it is. Sonya will continue working with all at the Pre-School during her teaching degree developing and enhancing the Aboriginal program.
The children are also amazing the staff every day with their interpretation of the French language. Naomi has been teaching French at Canowindra Pre-School over the past two years. The program is being delivered and facilitated via iPad, the smart board and small group work with hands on experiences.
The children interact using simple language and gestures for exchanges such as greetings and farewells, thanks, introductions, and for talking about themself and family. They are able to recognise and reproduce sounds and rhythms of spoken French. The guided activities use simple repetitive language in songs, rhymes and games.
Together children are connected and contribute to their world. When children explore diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition, that diversity presents opportunities for choices and new understandings.
If you would like to enrol your child at Canowindra Pre-School get in touch by calling 6344 1261.