04 October 2019
To commemorate the Singapore Bicentennial, PCF Sparkletots @ Kembangan Chai Chee Blk 32 kick-started a meaningful and enriching project for all the children from the toddler to K2 level in June. The Bicentennial Project was initiated to educate our children on Singapore’s rich and storied history and allow children to discover our past, explore the present and look forward to the future.
Through engaging storytelling sessions, children from the Toddler and K1 classes learned about Sang Nila Utama and the role he played in our history. Our toddlers made paper crowns that were just like the Prince’s during their art and craft session and had fun exploring games of yesteryears such as hopscotch and zero point. On the other hand, our K1 children participated in a story sequencing activity and were encouraged to role-play the story of Sang Nila Utama.
(It’s barter trading time!)
The children in N1 and N2 classes were shown videos and pictures of the changing landscape of Singapore, from the past to present day. The N1 children created a mini version of the Marina Bay Sands under the guidance of their teachers while the N2 children worked on building models of iconic landmarks in Singapore such as Old Fort Canning.
The K2 children were tasked to create their very own version of modern housing and share their thoughts about areas of interest in Singapore such as the Singapore River and Chinatown to the class. To make the sharing session a little more engaging and informative, teachers encouraged them to find out more about the differences between their chosen area of interest in the past and the present.
(Marina Bay Sands sculpture artwork by the N1 class)
(Showcasing the various places of interest in Singapore)
As the finale to our Bicentennial Project and as part of our Start Small, Dream Big project, we hosted a Barter Trade event in the centre. The children made beautiful and creative bicentennial themed artwork with recycled materials contributed by our parents. We traded these artwork for goods which we donated to St. Luke’s Eldercare and Sun Love Senior Activity Centre. We hope to inculcate the virtues of caring and sharing with those in need in our children. We also took this opportunity to showcase our Bicentennial sculptures, activities and crafts. Our parents were very proud of their young ones!
Written by: Kee Chooi Khum (Centre Principal) | PCF Sparkletots @ Kembangan Chai Chee Blk 32
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