Welcome to North Kalgoorlie Kindergarten Yellow.
My name is Lisa Taylor and I am very much looking forward to an exciting year ahead. I believe in working together in collaboration with families to help your children grow and move from strength to strength during their time at Kindergarten.
I am fairly new to Kalgoorlie, I moved here 2 years ago with my family from Perth and we are very much enjoying ourselves within the community. I have a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Early Childhood Education. I taught the Kindy Yellow group last year at NKPS. Upon our arrival I was fortunate enough to teach at a range of Kalgoorlie schools and varying year groups. Prior to Kalgoorlie I taught Kindergarten in Perth.
Teaching Kindergarten for me is extremely rewarding as I watch the happy faces of the children come through the door in the morning, so eager to learn and grow. I feel fortunate to share the excitement of learning with them and assist in their learning, growth and development.
Kindergarten Staff 2021
Mrs Lisa Taylor
Mrs Lauren Worthington
Miss Sheree Halford
Welcome to Term Three
Parent Help will commence at Kindergarten in Week 4, if you would like to come into our classroom to help please write your name down on the roster. We welcome your input into our learning program. Parent Help is from 9.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
During term three the children will be learning all about floating and sinking, they will be designing and making their own boats and testing them. We then move on to learning about their five senses through hands on experiences and activities. Towards the end of term we will be looking at the importance of healthy eating and exercise which will incorporate some cooking and movement activities.
The focus during English is name recognition, along with learning the formation of the letters in their own names.
Lots of activities will be undertaken where children will be exposed to their names in a variety of forms and context to allow them to become familiar and recognise their name, along with starting to write it independently.
The PLD in the Early Years program is also implemented. Term three will see the children tuning into sounds in preparation for the Alphabet as well as blending. Children will participate in a variety of interactive activities to increase their knowledge of these skills.
Syllables will be continued, this is to consolidate their exposure in term one. Nursery rhymes and rhyming words are also continued through singing, chants and actions.
Fine motor activities are also a constant to assist in preparation for writing.
During our Maths block the focus is number and the counting principles. Students will be learning to count and recite numbers 1-10. Also learning 1:1 correspondence where using small collections of objects they will learn that each object is counted once. Learning to compare collections such as, which has more, less or the same will also be taught through hands on activities. Children will use materials that can be manipulated to assist in learning these concepts. Subitising will also continue where children will learn through games and the use of dice. Positional language will also be a focus. Term three will see us also exploring weight and height, the children will be using scales to look at heavier and lighter. Measurement using non formal units of measurement such as paperclips, blocks and hand spans will also be introduced to enhance skills and knowledge around length of objects.
TERM THREE SPECIAL DATES
Crazy Hair Day: Thursday 19th of August 2021
Fruit and Veg Day: Tuesday 7th of September 2021
Learning Journey: Tuesday 21st September 2021
Last day of Term 3. Thursday 23rd of September 2021