Kindergarten team updates
From the Team Leader
The kindergarten children have started term 2 full of confidence in the school environment. They are navigating the school and routines smoothly and are actively engaged in their classroom learning. Over the term they will extend their connections out of their classroom through activities with other parts of the school. These include joining the preschool classes for an incursion, buddy activities and the whole school cross country carnival.
Many of you will be familiar with the learning assets we teach at Turner School – self-manager, collaborator, thinker, researcher and communicator. These encompass the important dispositions and skills children need to be successful 21st century learners. Children become familiar with these from preschool and their skills are built over the year levels. In kindergarten teachers have a term focus on a learning asset, this term being a communicator. They will also set goals around other skills where relevant. In our weekly learning intentions we will have a reading, writing, numeracy and learning asset goal which is shared with the children.
For example: In a writing lesson we may have the learning intention of ‘I can write a simple sentence’. Alongside this we have the learning intention of ‘I can stay focused on my learning.’ Both these intentions are equally important.
The teaching team consists of:
- Heather Walker, Karen Adam and Meena (SKHW Wurren)
- Leanne Oxley (KLO Ginan)
- Chelsea McKenzie (KCM Larawag)
- Antonia McGuire and Cath Blake (KMB Unurgunite)
It is important to us the students at Turner School feel comfortable in the school environment. Building friendship is an important part of this and as such social and emotional learning is a major focus in the kindergarten classes this term. We will talk a lot over term about what makes a good friend and how to share our thoughts and feeling respectfully. We will also use class discussion times to problem solve common friendship issues.
If you have any questions about the Kindergarten program or your child’s progress please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.
Early Childhood Executive Teacher