Let’s get Physical
The children in Early Years’ are developing sequences and routines as they learn within their new playground Physical Development Zone. Creating opportunities for children to enhance their gross motor skills is essential for an Early Years’ program and Physical Development is a key component of the Early Years’ framework, as it enables them to pursue healthy, active lives. Through opportunities to be active, children develop coordination, control and precision of movement; they develop strength and the habit of exercise, while negotiating space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others. Our Physical Development Zone has the additional advantage of enabling the children to be creative, as they decide how to utilise the tracks and pathways, working independently or in teams. Best of all, the children are having a great deal of fun!
A Bilingual Perspective
There can’t be many schools around the country that provide the opportunity for multi-cultural communities to gain such an in-depth understanding of Tet. BVIS is one of those schools! The children in Primary presented a well-choreographed performance, both in Vietnamese and English, encapsulating the story of Ong Tao, the Kitchen God, who watches over the family during the year. The most common belief is that, on December 23rd, this deity returns to heaven in order to provide a report to the God of Heaven. Before his departure, it’s time to clean the house, prepare food and pray to the ancestors in the hope of attracting their spirits to the home, so they may enjoy the celebrations. Ong Tao returns to the house on New Year’s Eve, which marks the time to celebrate in full. Congratulations to our students who presented this story in their own unique way.
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới everyone!