Concept - Point of View & Perspective
This term in Kindergarten, students will begin to develop their literacy skills through explicit learning experiences.
Students will develop their fine motor skills and begin structuring simple sentences based on familiar topics during targeted writing lessons.
They will further develop their understanding of the alphabet and the sounds that letters make during phonic's lessons.
During literacy groups Kindergarten will begin to apply their understanding of sounds and familiar words to read simple, repetitive texts.
Students will also explore the concept, 'Point of View & Perspective'. Through examining quality texts, students will begin to see familiar stories in new ways.
Concept - Part-Part Whole
This term Kindergarten will explore the Mathematical concept of ‘Part-Part Whole’. This is a major contributor to mathematical conceptual development in the primary school years as students learn to understand a whole and its parts in all their representational forms.
Through engaging in explicit instruction and differentiated activities, students will build their mathematical understanding across skills and topics. Students will be regularly assessed and monitored for understanding, and activities will be targeted to support and challenge them at their individual level of learning.
Concept- Change & Continuity
This term in our inquiry unit Kindergarten will explore the concept 'Change & Continuity'.
Continuity refers to like patterns throughout the course of history, or the way that two events or themes are similar. Change refers to the way things develop over the course of history in a new or unique way. Change and continuity occur simultaneously, linking forward and backward in time.
Our students will investigate and share their family heritage and celebrate the heritage of others.
VISUAL ARTS & DRAMA
During Term 1 students will focus on drama and visual arts through exploring the concept 'Perspective'.
In visual arts students will experiment with different techniques and materials to create works depicting their interpretations of things and events. They will recognise that people have different perspectives of artworks and their meaning.
Students will also participate in imaginative play by taking on character roles and by working with others to develop dramatic situations in the drama forms of improvisation, movement, mime and storytelling.
Concept - Change
Kindergarten will participate in targeted sport lessons to develop their gross motor skills. They will also work together to solve problems they may encounter during games, with a focus on collaboration and team work.
During health lessons students will investigate the changes that occur as we grow and develop. They will further explore aspects of the body that make them unique and special.