■ to develop the childrens reading skills, with a focus on using phonics to read unfamiliar words
■that the students be able to express themselves creatively in writing
■ to develop the ability to confidently share their ideas and opinions
Building on the foundations introduced throughout Preschool, the children will learn through a range of activities specifically designed for this age group. Theme topics such as The Five Senses, A Look at Asia, Prehistoric Animals, Air and Sea Transportation and Around the Neighborhood provide a topic base in which children will be taught varying vocabulary and concepts.
Continued development of gross motor skills is taught through physical education lessons that allow children to move their bodies and participate in games, involving a variety of skills.
By the end of Junior Kinder students will be able to write basic sentences independently. Through exposure to sight words in a variety of activities students will be able to use this knowledge to further develop their writing skills as the year progresses.
Basic numeracy skills will also be expanded upon, and include concepts such as basic measurement and more complex pattern building.