18th May: Caring
This is the third session for ECE/PPY of the Student Learning Continuity Program, made possible by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development.
Presenters: Nester Pogla, Sama Jagilly, Diana Rose, Lily Tepua and Allan Steward
Introduction: What is PPY?
PPY stands for Pre-Primary Year . This is the last year of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and the age group that we are referring to in this year level are five (5) years of age children. This is a readiness year for this age group which is vitally important for building the foundations upon which all future learning depends.
Social and Emotional Skills Learning Area:
There are three strands:
- Identity – learners
- Develop awareness of personal identity
- Build sense of belonging and self-esteem
- Explore abilities for talents/through peers collaboration/ interaction/ socialising
2. Values – learners are taught to:
- Apply the 12 values taught to them in their daily life
- All the values are integrated embedded in the learning activity times / daily lesson plans.
3. Christian Education – learners:
- Develop a sense of Christian Identity
- The short stories about Jesus Christ and his Disciples and
- The relationship with Jesus Christ to God and to us/them
- The value of Prayerfulness.
- Play – based and value – based approaches embedding the Outcome based teaching and learning in all planned activities (12 values are: CARING, FAIR, HONEST, OBEDIEBNT, PEACEFUL, PRAYERFUL, PURPOSEFUL, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, THANKFUL, UNITED, WELL-MANNERED)
- With these approaches, all learners’ activities are centred around, play and value which are based on specific learning areas and activity times, whether be indoor or outdoor.
- This means, when there’s Move time activity where children are required to go outdoor for a game, example ROB THE NEST GAME, during this activity children are also moulded with the value of caring and respect, not to trip anything on any one from other teams and etc…
- On that same note, the planned activities are develop in such a way that enable learners to become critical thinkers, good communicators, good collaborators, creator, good character and good citizenship (dispositions- PPY/CAPABILITIES OR COMPETENCIES – Primary to Senior Secondary)
The Pre–Primary year’s overall goal is development of a whole person. This is to develop the intellectual, spiritual, social emotional, psycho – motor skills, knowledge and attitudes of five–year–old children to their full potential and foster within them a strong sense of self–confidence and self–esteem.
SAMPLE PPY LESSON – CARING (Including Personal Hygiene)
|This is the way we wash our hands
wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
Early in the morning
|This is the way we brush our teeth
brush our teeth, brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
Early in the morning
|This is the way we comb our hair
comb our hair, comb our hair
This is the way we comb our hair
Early in the morning
Children will be imitating, applying and practising caring for themselves at their homes
Story: Kim is Kind
- How do we care for ourselves and our families and communities?
- First, we must look after ourselves through proper hand washing with clean water, soap and dry up the hands with clean calico.
- Always cover your mouth elbow, and clean piece of cloth when you sneeze or cough.
- Brush your teeth properly, three times a day
- Washing hair 3 times a day
- Spit and blow your nguru in the right places such a rubbish bin or cover it in the ground or sand
- Distancing – stand 1.5meters away when going to the shops, market, church
- Healthy eating (balance diet)
- Playing with safe resources at home
- Do more exercises
Conclusion: Song (Resource Book P.4)
I have two hands, the left and the right.
Hold them up high, so clean and bright.
Clap them softly, 1, 2, 3
Clean little hands are good for me
How do you care for yourselves?
- Parents assist and support children by providing 1. clean water, – 2. soap, 3. clean calico 4. demonstrating proper hand washing to the children
- Advise children that hands should and must be washed; 1. before eating, 2. after using toilet, 3. after playing with toys, sticks, stones 4. After touching pets or animals at home etc…..
- Parents please take note that the information above must be treated as daily routine at home.
Thank you, all ECE/PPY parents throughout the country. The Teaching And Learning Department (MEHRD) will send Print Learning Packages to you over the weeks through your Education Authorities. Please feel free to call us on Phone 28803/28804 For Teaching And Learning Department for any pressing questions concerning today’s presentation.