I am so proud of the students for their great start to school. The girls and boys are learning about the routines of Kindy and have settled in tremendously well. I am really excited about working with you and your child in the year ahead.
Our learning begins each day with our morning routine and together we look at the weather, sing songs about the days of the week and the months of the year and do some fitness. Throughout the day there are quiet times, noisy times, sharing times and explicit teaching times.
Your child may be feeling quite tired at the end of the day. When you ask your child what they have done throughout the day you may be hearing ‘nothing’, this is a very common response. I love to give you some insight as to what a day of ‘nothing’ involves.
We have been learning about:
- cooperating and learning to work as a team with our classmates and teachers
- forming the letters in our names correctly
- the importance of holding our pencil correctly and exercising our fingers to develop control and pressure when writing
- identifying colours
- word awareness
- counting forwards to 10
- being a careful counter
- names of 2D shapes.