Concept - CONNOTATION, IMAGERY & SYMBOL
This term 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 synthetic phonics lessons taught using the Sound Waves program. In addition to this, students will begin to build their sight word knowledge through the Open Sight Words program.
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 'Connotation, Imagery and Symbol' through a study of rich literature. Connotation, imagery and symbol enrich a text by making words and images mean more than one thing.
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.
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Concept- SIGNIFICANCE & PERSPECTIVE
In History, students will explore the conceptual question, 'How do we understand and perceive significance of my family’s history?' Perspective is the position from which we see, understand and assign significance to our world.
Our students will investigate and share their family heritage and celebrate the heritage of others.
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VISUAL ARTS & DRAMA
Concept- Connotation, Imagery & Symbol
During Term 1 students will focus on drama and visual arts through exploring the concept 'Connotation, Imagery & Symbol'.
In visual arts and drama students will investigate, experiment with and develop an understanding of how words, signs and symbols can represent or suggest things in creative mediums.
Concept - Identity
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 different aspects of their identity and what makes them unique.
Created with an image by Susan Holt Simpson - "Alphabet blocks aren't only for letters! Every set also includes number blocks."