We made Anzac biscuits today in Kindy and Year 1 before hearing from a current servicemen about the meaning of Anzac Day.
We began the day by gobbling down our fruit and vegetable slice for afternoon tea. It was encouraging to receive good feedback on the slice even from those of us that were hesitant to give it a try.
Today’s activity was an exciting one as we got to bake our very own Anzac cookies. We split into two groups as Miss Emily walked us through the instructions before helping us space out our batter on a tray ready for the oven.
While one group made cookies the rest of us free played with the Anzac inspired toys and magnetic dirt from yesterday or our other favourite activities.
At 4:45 it was time to move down to the prep room. There we heard from an active serviceman that works at the RAAF base in Richmond and also happens to be the father of one of our year 3 students. He talked about the history of Anzac Day and why it’s important. He also talked about the modern role of the Australian defence force as well as what his job is. We all listened intently and some of us that were clever enough to answer a question even got a prize in the form of an Australian flag.
When we returned to the room we had some free play. Ryan impressed by using the magnatiles to recreate the ‘Hercules’ - a massive cargo aeroplane we had just been told about. Elsewhere we played with the train tracks and the legos. We continued having fun in the room until it’s was time for home for another day.