Preppies take over Warwick’s landmarks
THE world is now a little bigger for some of Warwick's tiny preppies.
The group, from West State School, spent the day on a tour of their home town, learning about the features, environment, history and geography.
Teacher Robyn Plant said the children were working to what they called their Curriculum into the Classroom Foundation Year (Prep) Statement about geography.
"The statement is 'By the end of the year children will learn to describe features of familiar places and recognise why some places are special to people. They will recognise places can be represented on maps and a globe and why places are important'," Mrs Plant said.
"The unit we're focussing on today is What is My Place Like.
"So we've been travelling around town, looking at Warwick's features; like the corn mill, Glennie Heights - from where they could see all of Warwick, the railway station, the river and Tiddalik. Now we're in Leslie Park for lunch and a bit of a play, then we're going to walk to through town to the art gallery, learning about the buildings and features we will see along the way.
"Afterwards we'll go and look at the saleyards and the hospital.
"Back at school, the children will show what they've learned as they build a model of the town out of boxes.
"They are learning we are part of a big world."