Students participate in guided, shared, modelled and independent reading and writing activities.
In shared reading, Big Books are used to explore spelling strategies, word families, grammar and conventions of print.
In Kindergarten the reading strategies of predicting, inferring, connecting and comparing are the major focus. These strategies are also explicitly taught and modelled through the use of Big Books. Students also participate in speaking and listening activities to further develop their oral language skills.
Whole Class Learning Intentions (LIs) come from the key focus areas below. Students have personal number LIs that will be communicated home.
Number concepts: identifying half of a whole e.g. half of a shape, half of a quantity, matching number representations for teen numbers.
Addition and subtraction: subtraction sentences. Measurement and Geometry: 3D shapes, identifying full and empty, exploring volume.
Time: ordering events, ordering the days of the week, writing on-the-hour times.
Each term, students investigate a unit of work that incorporates other areas of the national curriculum, such as science, history, geography and the arts.
Students participate in structured fundamental movement skill sessions. These skills are incorporated in modified games. Students also participate in Bluearth sessions.
Classes visit the library on a weekly basis.