Classroom transitions and routines
Your child will be introduced to routines similar to Kindergarten or Year 1 as they learn to follow adult-led instructions, complete activities and move on to other activities.
Your child will practise sitting in a group to listen to stories, answer questions and learn the rules of waiting, turn-taking and participating in a teacher-led group activity.
Your child will practise matching letters to their sounds, sound out letters while singing, dancing and having loads of fun! We use the familiar and established Ants in the Apple series that many Kindergarten or Year 1 classes also use to introduce phonics.
Letter and Number Formation
Children will become more familiar with letters and numbers as they complete worksheets, art and craft and other fun activities.
Going to big school can be a big adjustment and separating from carers and meeting new people can be difficult for many of our children. This area will address areas like friendships, flexibility, increasing attention and impulse control.
Language and Communication
Your child will practise and strengthen their communication skills with their peers and teachers as they learn to participate in turn-taking conversations, negotiating and assertiveness.
Your child will enjoy activities that enhance fine and gross motor skills as the class participates in games and art and craft.
Your child will participate in activities that enhance social skills; ranging from cooperative play to joining in, turn-taking, accepting others’ ideas in play and learning about others’ preferences, similarities and differences.
Your child will learn about numbers in a fun and engaging way. Numeracy will be addressed in a number of ways, including counting, sorting, worksheets, songs, art and craft and stories.
Your child will discover how letters and sounds string together and find the fun and adventure in reading. Literacy will be addressed in a number of ways, including worksheets, songs, art and craft and story time. In sessions 1-5, each child will receive a individually selected home reader to take home and practise and return at the next session.