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 Two
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 two the children will be learning all about the weather and seasons, needs of plants and animals, recycling and caring for the environment. Towards the end of term we will also be looking at community helpers and their roles within our community. If any of our parents would like to come in and talk to the class about their jobs, we would most welcome your input. Please come and see me if you would like to do this and we can sort out a date and time.
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 two 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 commence where children will learn through games and the use of dice. Positional language will also be a focus.
TERM TWO SPECIAL DATES
Number Hunt: Thursday 13th May 2021
Teddy Bear Picnic: Thursday 3rd June 2021
When I Grow up Day: 29th June 2021
School Photos: Tuesday 25th of May 2021. (All Kindergarten photos will be taken at the Kindergarten site in Bourke Street. Notes about photo day will be sent out in the coming weeks)
Friday 2nd of July: Last day of Term 2.