Rainbow Room News

This week we have been celebrating ‘Being Australian’.

During group times we have been teaching the children what Australia Day means, we have also looked at the Australian and Aboriginal flags.

Cooking/Tasting – Across the week the children have been enjoying tasting and making some Australian favourites. They have tasted ‘Vegemite’ on crispbread, ‘Laminations’ and ‘Sausage sizzle’.

Fine Motor– The Rainbows have looked at famous Australian landmarks ‘The Sydney Harbour Bridge’, ‘Uluru’, ‘The Opera House’ and ‘The Great Barrier Reef’. The children have created beautiful paintings of these landmarks.

The children have also been enjoying developing their cognitive and fine motor skills by threading wooden reels and threading Australian animals.

The Rainbows have had a look at lots of different Australian animals, they have enjoyed drawing them, using pencils, crayons and textas.

The Educators have encouraged the children to talk about ‘How their family celebrate Australia Day’. We have had a lot of interesting answers!

For Physical play/Munch and Move – We have been playing cricket throughout this week, most of the children have shown an adamant interest in this Australian sport.
For Music time -Throughout this week children have been exploring Australian instruments such as the ‘Didgeridoo’ and ‘Tapping sticks’.

Thank you, Rainbows for a fun week exploring and investigating our beautiful country!


Miss Katrina, Miss Leesa,  Miss Molly and Miss Beccy