Kindergarten Class Page





Welcome to the Kindergarten Class Page.


Important:

TEACHERS:
KB - Mrs Galea
KR - Mrs Hertsch

Sport: Thursday and Friday 
Library:     KB Monday
                  KR Wednesday
Mass: 
Term 2 (TBA)                  
Assembly: Term 2 (TBA)

TERM ONE

Week 1 - 29th - 2nd Feb 

Best Start Assessments


Week 2 - 5th - 9th Feb 

Monday - Kinders start full days


Week 3 - 12th - 16th Feb 

Ash Wednesday Liturgy 14th Feb @12pm

Sunday 18th Feb - Welcome and Commissioning Mass 9am


Week 4 - 19th - 23rd Feb 

P&F Meeting AGM - Tues 20th @ 6.30pm

Kinder Information Evening - Wed 21st @ 5pm


Week 5 - 26th - 2nd March 

Tuesday 27th Feb School Photos- Full Summer uniform

Friday 2nd Mar - Clean Up Australia Day 2.40pm (Students to bring gardening gloves in)


Week 6 - 5th - 9th March

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK


Week 7 - 12th - 16th March


Week 8 - 19th - 23rd March

Thursday 22nd Mar - Cross Country


Week 9 - 26th - 30th March


Good Friday - 30th Mar (Public Hol)

Easter Sunday - 1st April

Easter Monday - 2nd April (Public Hol)


Week 10 - Tues 3rd - 6th Apr


Week 11 - 9th - 13th Apr

Friday 13th - Last day of Term 1



TERM TWO


Week 1 - 30th - 4th May


Week 2 - 7th - 11th May


Week 3 - 14th - 18th May


Week 4 - 21st - 25th May


Week 5 - 28th - 1st Jun


Week 6 - 4th - 8th Jun


Week 7 - 12th - 15th Jun


Week 8 - 18th - 22nd Jun


Week 9 - 25th - 29th Jun


Week 10 - 2nd - 6th Jul



TERM THREE


Week 1 - 23rd - 27th Jul


Week 2 - 30th - 3rd Aug


Week 3 - 6th - 10th Aug


Week 4 - 13th - 17th Aug


Week 5 - 20th - 24th Aug


Week 6 - 27th - 31st Aug


Week 7 - 3rd - 7th Sep


Week 8 - 10th - 14th Sep


Week 9 - 17th - 21st Sep


Week 10 - 24th - 28th Sep




TERM FOUR


Week 1 - 15th - 19th Oct


Week 2 - 22nd - 26th Oct


Week 3 - 29th - 2nd Nov


Week 4 - 5th - 9th Nov


Week 5 - 12th - 16th Nov


Week 6 - 19th - 23rd Nov


Week 7 - 26th - 30th Nov


Week 8 - 3rd - 7th Dec


Week 9 - 10th - 14th Dec


Week 10 - 17th - 21st Dec



Important    
Dismissal - please ensure that a teacher gains eye contact or gives you a wave to acknowledge that they have seen you before they allow your child to leave.

Absences - If your child is sick, please keep them at home. When notifying the school of an absence, please provide a written note, email or phone call.
An Exemption from school form is required for absences that are for 10 or more days. Please contact the office. 

Parent Interviews
Reasons: Academic, social, emotional or behaviour. (Please make a time so we can give the issue the attention it needs, as opposed to on the run catch-ups). Parents can make an appointment through the school office or by contacting the teacher directly. 

Please be aware teachers have staff meetings on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. The teachers are not available at these times.

If your child is having a birthday, they are welcome to bring in lolly pops or similar items. Please be aware that many children have allergies and are not allowed to eat cake with egg, gluten or items with traces of nuts. Please do not feel that you have to send anything in.

Please ensure that your child has all of their belongings clearly marked. 

Munch and Crunch: This is a snack that the children will have in the morning session during English time. Please ensure that your child has fruit or vegetables only and nothing that is too messy/sticky, eg. oranges etc. They may prefer that you have it cut up and put in a container so that it is easier to eat. 


Kindergarten Calendar:

Kindergarten


Kindergarten Information

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Term 1 Overview

Religious Education
Unit Title: Welcome
This unit establishes simple prayer routines with a focus on the Sign of the Cross. Key symbols and religious objects in the school and parish environment are explored. The unit introduces sacred space, a prayer place and the importance of time to pray. Through the use of the Christ candle, children are introduced to the image of Jesus, as the light of the world. The foundational image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is also presented through the story of the Good Shepherd.

Unit Title: Lent and Holy Week
This unit presents the stories of ‘The Lost Sheep’, ‘The Washing of the Feet’ and ‘The Last Supper’. Through these stories, and in keeping with the season of Lent and Holy Week, the students are introduced to Jesus as the one who loves us, who seeks out the lost, who humbly serves others and who provides nourishment. This unit is the foundation for later exploration of the Lenten season and the Last Supper.
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English 
Unit Title:  We Love Stories
This Term students will explore their own point of view and that of others as 

they respond to a variety of quality literature. They will identify favourite stories, 

authors, characters and illustrators, making comparisons with their own life. 

They will understand that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to their own experiences.


Letter/Sounds and Sight Words

Weeks 3: s a t p 

 

Sight words - as at a


Weeks 4: i n m d


Sight words - it is in an am dad did and


Weeks 5: g o c k


Sight words - got on not can


Weeks 6: ck e u r


Sight words: get mum up put to the


Week 7: h b f l ss


Sight words: had his him has big back but of if off let no go I into




Mathematics

Working Mathematically

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Reasoning


Number and Algebra

  • Whole number - counting to 30, and ordering, reading and representing numbers in the range 0 to 20.


Measurement and Geometry

  • Length: In this unit, students will identify the attribute of length as the measure of an object from end to end and explore the direct comparison of objects to learn about the measurement of length.


  • Time: In this unit, students will work with the idea of change or growth over time, that time is duration, moments of time and as a sequence of events. The days of the week are studied and the students write those days in order. They will discuss activities that take a long time or a short time, as duration of events relates to their everyday lives. This unit will also support students in learning to read clock times on the hour.



For more detailed information visit - http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/mathematics/mathematics-k10/content/ 


Human Society and Its Environment
Unit Title: School Days
This unit provides opportunities for students to explore the school, its surroundings and its people. The unit focuses on classroom routines and responsibilities and provides some opportunities to find out about other schools in other places and times.



Science and Technology
Unit Title: Our Environment
In this unit students will explore natural and built environment around them and how to care for them. They will then study how schools are made and what they are made of.  They will design a building in a school for a particular user, eg Library, office, classroom



Personal Development Health and Physical Education
Personal Development / Health 
Unit Title: PALS Program (Social skills)
This unit students will investigate what makes us special.  They will learn strategies to develop good relationships with family, friends and others. 

Physical Education and Fundamental Movement
Unit Title: Games, Sport and Mindful Stretching
This unit see students participate in various games and sports to support an active lifestyle.


Creative Arts
Unit Title:​ 'Colour My World'
This unit: Students will explore the technique of painting by experimenting with and enjoying the use of colour. Students will also use colour and marks to express mood. They will learn the 3 primary colours and how to mix these colours to make secondary colours.

Artist Study: Ken Done is an Australian Artist who designs simple, brightly coloured images of Australian landmarks and other well known Australian symbols. Students will learn about his artwork and create images of their own using Ken Done’s work as a stimulus.



Term 4 Overview


Religious Education
Unit Title: God's Creation

This unit explores the wonder and beauty of God’s creation. It presents creation as God’s gift to God’s people and a reflection of God’s goodness. Prayers of praise for creation and commitment to care for it are introduced as ways of responding to this gift. The story of Noah and the Ark is presented. It tells of the renewal of creation and God’s promise of continued blessing on the whole of creation throughout time.



Unit TitleAdvent and Christmas

This unit focuses on the seasons of Advent and Christmas. The concepts of waiting and joyful anticipation are explored through use of the Advent Wreath and the story of John the Baptist. Advent is introduced as a time of preparation that points us towards Jesus. The Christmas story is told through the stories of the Annunciation, the birth of Jesus, and the visit of the shepherds. In engaging with aspects of the story, students are presented with the Good News that Jesus is the promised Saviour, the gift of God.


English 
Unit Title: Exploring Informative Texts (Information reports)


In this unit, the students will discuss the possible audiences of informative texts. They will discuss the different purposes of drawing and writing in simple texts and labelling their drawings to add detail. Students identify some differences between imaginative and informative texts and gather factual information on Australian animals and different types of bears.


    Letter/Sounds and Sight Words

    Week 1: 

    Revising Letters and Sounds - y b g j d p q

    'ee'


    Weeks 2/3: 

    'ea' and 'oo'


    Week 4/5:

    'oa' and 'ai'


    Week 6/7:

    'or' and 'ow'


    Week 8/9:

    'ou' and 'oy'


    Focus - Blending sounds in words.

    Sight words: over, this, play, from, that, came, what, down, when


    Mathematics

    Working Mathematically

    • Communication

    • Problem Solving

    • Reasoning


    Number and Algebra


    • Multiplication and Division - In this unit of work students will manipulate concrete materials. The emphasis will be on modelling groups of the same size and describing them. Students will  acquire the concept that fair sharing means all shares are equal. After students have shared objects equally, the process will be reversed to begin to develop the link between multiplication and division (Weeks 1/2).

    • Whole number - counting to 30, and ordering, reading and representing numbers in the range 0 to 20 (Number Sense at the beginning of each lesson). Looking at numbers beyond 30 (Weeks 9/10)

    • Addition and Subtraction - In this unit, the concept of addition and subtraction is reviewed. Students will use concrete materials or fingers to model and solve simple addition and subtraction problems. They will use visual representation of numbers to assist with addition and subtraction. They will learn to count forwards by 1 or 2 to add and backwards by 1 or 2 to subtract (Week 5/6).

    Measurement and Geometry


    • Three-Dimensional Space - Students will learn how to manipulate, sort and represent three-dimensional objects and describes them using everyday language (Week 3).

    • Area - Students identify, visualise and quantify measures and the attributes of shapes and objects, and explore measurement concepts and geometric relationships, applying formulas, strategies and geometric reasoning in the solution of problems (Week 4)

    • Volume and Capacity - Students explore measurement with a focus on volume and capacity. Throughout the unit students use informal units and they will work with continuous substances such as water and sand as well as discrete substances such as beans, blocks and cubes to determine ‘full’ and ‘empty’. Through hand on activities the attributes of volume and capacity become more familiar for the students (Week 7)

    • Time - In this unit, students will work with the idea of learning to read clock times on the hour (Week 8)

    Statistics and Probability



    Human Society and Its Environment
    Unit Title: Places We Know

    This unit provides opportunities for students to explore the immediate environment, which will include the school or classroom. They focus on the differences between familiar features and places, and between the activities that occur there. They make decisions about the care of these features and places.




    Science and Technology
    Unit Title: Move It!!


    In this unit the students will observe the way a variety of objects move and come to a realisation that an object’s size and shape affects how it moves.



    Personal Development Health and Physical Education
    Personal Development / Health 
    Unit TitleKeeping Myself Safe
    What can I do to keep myself and others safe? What are safe and unsafe places, people and things?

    - What is a caring healthy relationship?

    - Why is trust important?

    - How does my body tell me I feel unsafe?

    - How can I ask for help when I feel unsafe?

    - Whose hand can I hold when crossing the road?

    - How can I use the Internet and phones safely?


    Physical Education and Fundamental Movement
    Unit Title: Dance

    Students will develop the ability to communicate and express themselves through movement. Through dance, students develop awareness of the ways their bodies move, the space in which they move, the time and quality of their movements and their relationship to each other and objects. Students participate in composing, moving and appreciating a range of dance styles.



    Creative Arts
    Unit Title:​ 'Moving Me' (Dance integrated with PD/H/PE)

    The unit of work 'Moving Me' develops the students’ physical competencies and awareness of the body in time and space. Students respond expressively through movement to a range of stimuli, including imagery from direct, everyday experience. They are provided with an opportunity to watch others dancing and to talk about their experiences.



    Term 3 Overview


    Religious Education
    Unit Title: God's Great Family

    In this unit students will learn about Abraham and Sarah. It is a story of promise and trust and formative to our identity as the People of God. Jesus’ Family is also introduced and students learn about two short stories of Jesus as a boy. The story of the people of God begins a new chapter in the person of Jesus. The unit focuses on belonging both in the family and with all the people of God.



    Unit TitleGod Is With Us

    This unit introduces children to three figures in the Old Testament: Moses, David and Jonah. The stories told in this unit highlight the love and faithfulness of God. God is with the weak and vulnerable, and even raises them to important places. God’s love and graciousness is for all people. It is universal.


    English 
    Unit Title: Exploring Imaginative Texts (The power of imagination)


    In this unit the students will share imaginative and creative texts, including visual media for enjoyment and pleasure. They will understand that imaginative texts are composed for a range of audiences and purposes, using different media.

    They will use their own imagination to represent aspects of an experience using written text , drawings, performance  and other visual media.


    Letter/Sounds and Sight Words

    Week 1: 

    Revising Letters and Sounds - y b g j d p q

    Vowels: a, e, i, o, u


    Weeks 2/3: 

    'sh' and 'ch'


    Week 4/5:

    'th' and 'wh'


    Week 6/7:

    'ck' and 'ph'


    Week 8/9:

    'qu' and 'er'


    Week 10: 'ar'


    Sight words: here, come, like, will, your, said, have, they.


    Mathematics

    Working Mathematically

    • Communication

    • Problem Solving

    • Reasoning


    Number and Algebra


    • Multiplication and Division - In this unit of work students will manipulate concrete materials. The emphasis will be on modelling groups of the same size and describing them. Students will  acquire the concept that fair sharing means all shares are equal. After students have shared objects equally, the process will be reversed to begin to develop the link between multiplication and division (Weeks 1/2).

    • Whole number - counting to 30, and ordering, reading and representing numbers in the range 0 to 20 (Number Sense at the beginning of each lesson). Looking at numbers beyond 30 (Weeks 9/10)

    • Addition and Subtraction - In this unit, the concept of addition and subtraction is reviewed. Students will use concrete materials or fingers to model and solve simple addition and subtraction problems. They will use visual representation of numbers to assist with addition and subtraction. They will learn to count forwards by 1 or 2 to add and backwards by 1 or 2 to subtract (Week 5/6).

    Measurement and Geometry


    • Three-Dimensional Space - Students will learn how to manipulate, sort and represent three-dimensional objects and describes them using everyday language (Week 3).

    • Area - Students identify, visualise and quantify measures and the attributes of shapes and objects, and explore measurement concepts and geometric relationships, applying formulas, strategies and geometric reasoning in the solution of problems (Week 4)

    • Volume and Capacity - Students explore measurement with a focus on volume and capacity. Throughout the unit students use informal units and they will work with continuous substances such as water and sand as well as discrete substances such as beans, blocks and cubes to determine ‘full’ and ‘empty’. Through hand on activities the attributes of volume and capacity become more familiar for the students (Week 7)

    • Time - In this unit, students will work with the idea of learning to read clock times on the hour (Week 8)

    Statistics and Probability



    Human Society and Its Environment
    Unit Title: Special Places

    This unit provides opportunities to students explore the places they live in and belong to. They develop an understanding of what makes a place special and how this may differ for different people. Students learn about the importance of looking after places. Students explore how the location of places can be represented.




    Science and Technology
    Unit Title: What's Alive?

    This unit explores living things. Students will investigate what are living things and their basic needs.


    Key Questions
    • To identify the features of living and non-living things.
    • To identify the four needs of living things.
    • To identify why living things need oxygen.
    • To investigate how plants make oxygen.
    • To identify why living things need energy.
    • To investigate how energy makes things move.
    • To identify why living things need water.


    Personal Development Health and Physical Education
    Personal Development / Health 
    Unit TitleActive and Healthy

    What is a balanced lifestyle?

    How can rest, relaxation, physical activity and healthy eating produce a balanced lifestyle?


    Physical Education and Fundamental Movement
    Unit Title: Throwing Skills and Gymnastics

    Children will focus on basic skills to increase competence in throwing skills. Once skills have been taught these skills can be moved to a sport where their skills can be put to use. (Soccer). Gymnastics movements will be focused on to show actions and use of the whole body.



    Creative Arts
    Unit Title:​ 'When I Get Mad I Beat My Drum' (Music)

    This unit provides a sequence of learning based on the chant ‘When I Get Mad I Beat My Drum’. It uses repertoire as a vehicle for exploring the rhythmic nature of words through speech and developing the students’ feeling for beat through their ability to chant and play rhythmically. It also provides opportunities for innovation on text.


    Term 2 Overview


    Religious Education
    Unit Title: The Easter Story
    This unit focuses on two Easter stories. The first tells of the women at the tomb (Lk 24:1-6) and the second of Jesus’ appearance to his disciples on the shore of Lake Tiberias (Jn 21:1-14). Students will hear about and respond to the Easter message of the Resurrection: Jesus is alive.

    Unit Title: Belonging to God's Family
    This unit introduces the students to religious imagery, to the church building and its furnishings and to gestures used. The unit then introduces the celebration of Eucharist through a focus on key liturgical actions and objects used.


    English 
    Unit Title: Exploring Imaginative Texts (The power of imagination)


    In this unit the students will share imaginative and creative texts, including visual media for enjoyment and pleasure. They will understand that imaginative texts are composed for a range of audiences and purposes, using different media.

    They will use their own imagination to represent aspects of an experience using written text , drawings, performance  and other visual media.


    Letter/Sounds and Sight Words

    Weeks 1/2: 

    Vv    Ww Ee   

    Sight words - on, had, went, and


    Weeks 3/4: 

    Pp Jj    Xx    Yy

    Sight words - see, look, me, my, mum, love


    Week 5:

    Qq Zz Revision - d, k, g, t

    Sight words: do, not, all, be


    Week 6:

    Revision - h, j, p, t

    Sight words - went, can, on, will, have


    Week 7/8:

    Vowel Sounds: a, e, i, o, u

    Sight words - saw, but, love, have




    Mathematics

    Working Mathematically

    • Communication

    • Problem Solving

    • Reasoning


    Number and Algebra

    • Whole number - counting to 30, and ordering, reading and representing numbers in the range 0 to 20 (Number Sense at the beginning of each lesson)

    • Ordinal Numbers - Students learn that ordinal numbers can assist in ordering numbers and groups of objects, eg. 1st - first, 2nd - second etc (Week 10)

    • Addition and Subtraction - This unit emphasises the combining idea for addition and separating for subtraction. The students will practise the concept of combining and separating a quantity to determine the total. They will learn about this concept by using concrete and pictorial models (Week 1 & 2).

    • Patterns and Algebra - In this unit, students will learn how to recognise, describe and continue repeating patterns (Week 5).

    • Fractions and Decimals - Students are encouraged to visualise dividing a region into two halves and then to identify and make cuts to show one half of a region or shape (Week 9).

    Measurement and Geometry

    • Two Dimensional Shapes - Students explore 2D shapes. The students visualise 2D shapes by thinking of the outline of the shapes as the picture for distinguishing them. Specific geometric shapes (such as squares, circles, triangles and rectangle) and shapes with everyday names, such as (hearts and stars) will be used. The students will name, make and match shapes and determine the specific characteristics of them (Weeks 6 & 7).

    • Position - Students will learn how to describe position and movement and give simple directions (Week 8).

    Statistics and Probability

    • Data - students deal with data using concrete and pictorial sorting. They then gradually begin to represent information on charts and simple yes/no graphs. The students collect, describe and interpret information from graphs. Answering questions about the information on the graph will support data analysis as part of mathematical reasoning (Weeks 3 & 4).


    Human Society and Its Environment
    Unit Title: Personal and Family Histories 
    This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about their own history and that of their family; this may include stories from a range of cultures and other parts of the world. As participants in their own history, students build on their knowledge and understanding of how the past is different from the present.



    Science and Technology
    Unit Title: Whatever the Weather
    The weather influences our daily decisions about the things we do and what we wear. This unit allows children the opportunity to explore through their senses and hands on activities how changes in the environment affect them and other living things.

    Big questions:

    • What are the seasons and weather?

    • What makes the seasons different to each other?

    • How does the weather change?

    • How do seasons influence animal behaviour and plants?

    • How do seasons affect human choices?



    Personal Development Health and Physical Education
    Personal Development / Health 
    Unit Title: Medicines and Making Safe Choices
    Students make simple decisions in relation to health and safety and identify medicines and how to store them. They describe balanced eating habits and healthy personal habits as well as safe and unsafe situations at home, on and near roads, travelling to and from school and near water. Students identify people who can help and describe actions such as ‘no, go, tell’ that might be taken in unsafe situations.

    Physical Education and Fundamental Movement
    Unit Title: Locomotor, Non-Locomotor Skills and Manipulative Skills
    This unit see students participate in various games and sports to support an active lifestyle. The children will learn to use a variety of equipment in order to gain confidence and increase skill level.



    Creative Arts
    Unit Title:​ 'Exploring Colour' (Drama)
    Students will explore the technique of painting by experimenting with and enjoying the use of colour. Students will also use colour and marks to express mood. They will learn the 3 primary colours and how to mix these colours to make secondary colours.