Throughout the year we have interesting themes; these are conducted over a period of weeks to allow children have more time for in depth study. The program rolls for two years so that themes are not repeated again in Kindy B. The themes covers science, cultural, music, drama, art and craft activities.
The themes can range from studying a popular story book – such as ‘The bear hunt’ or looking at ‘fairy tales’ to more scientific topics such as floating and sinking, space and magnets or a more artistic focus for example textiles or color mixing.
The Kindergarten children enjoy trying out many different recipes during ‘cooking time’. The children really love this time and it’s a great way to promote healthy eating. Cooking utilities many skills ranging from reading recipes, measuring quantities and using fine motor skills to mix, roll, cut and kneed.
Music and Movement
Each Kindergarten class has a weekly music and movement lesson where the children are encouraged to play with sounds, pitch, note duration and experiment with rhythm and movement. Each term we change the focus, from modern dance to yoga to creating their own band.
Both Kindergarten classes have a sport lesson each week. We focus on improving motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities such as balance, ball skills, movement and strengthening activities as well as team games.