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ROBOTS - PRE-SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
RECOMMENDED FOR FOUNDATION - Foundation to Year 3
This workshop has a experimental and explorative focus.
Learning will take place in a highly engaging and practical manner.
A learning philosophy that puts the child at the centre of a two way process, engages different learning
styles, and focuses on engaging children in participating and enjoying the learning environment.
We use a highly experiential approach designed to engage a broad range senses, and tactile
kineasthethic approaches including engaging bespoke costumes, props and sounds.
You only remember 20% of what someone told you, you remember 80% of what you discover for yourself.
Fulfill early years learning and development outcomes (1 – 5 years)
Curriculum Linked Learning:
We will explore the applications of robotics for children (Science Understanding)
Observe and learn about how Humanoid robots work (Science Understanding)
Sharing of observation and ideas through role play with our Robot (Science role play)
Use of Interaction skills including taking turns and listening to our Robot (Literacy Understanding)
Children will experience the following:
Introduction of Robot to children
Interaction and meeting kids – shaking hands, Role Play with kids
Dance and Demo of our Robots Skills – leading Kids in a set to Music
Robot asks questions and interacts with Kids
Kids are shown the basics of getting the Robot to do what we want it to do
STEM & DRAMA
Foundation to Yr. 3
Prerequisites for students
None required by Pre-School
None required by Pre-School
70 – 90 Minutes
This workshop has an experimental and explorative focus. Learning will take place in a highly engaging and practical manner.
Outcome 1 (Identity):
Children have a strong sense of identity, when they:
Co-operate – e.g. working collaboratively with others when when creating a story with our Robot
Use role play to interact and understand the ‘personality’ of the robot
Outcome 3 (Well-Being):
Children experience a strong sense of well-being when:
They use physical activity to express themselves through movements mimicking the features and actions of our Robot
Use physical expression to grasp a concept like a Humanoid Robot through first hand interaction and touch i.e. sensors – reactions etc.
Outcome 2 (Community)
Children connect and contribute to their world, when they:
Use drama to broaden their understanding of Science and Technology and how it can help people and society when utilised in an appropriate way
Explore Effects of technology and science and engineering in an age appropriate manner
Outcome 4 (Learning):
Children are confident and involved learners when:
They use role play to investigate and explore new technology – simple differences between humans and robots for example
They discuss and think about how robots work and whether they should be allowed to do what they want or be controlled by humans
Outcome 5 (Communication)
Children are effective communicators when they:
Communicate and interact verbally and non-verbally with each other in the story and with the Robot
Our Drama and STEM Incursions Deliver:
Consolidation and integration of classroom studies into the Australian Curriculum
Our Incursions encourage children to, explore, create and develop ideas
Qualified and skilled drama specialists deliver your programme
Every child will experience all aspects of the experience including dressing up as an astronaut
Use of Physical expression to grasp a concept like GRAVITY – Pretending to be an astronaut