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School Readiness

In the Dolphins room we have a large focus on each child’s transition into formal schooling. We have worked closely with our local primary schools and parents who are also Primary school teachers to ensure our pre-school program supports children in their transition. 

School readiness so much more than just knowing ABC’s and 123’s. We focus on supporting your child to develop all the skills necessary to succeed in future learning. With your support this year these are just some of the things we will be working on:

  • Self help skills/independence
    • Hand washing
    • Toileting
    • Caring for their own belongings
    • Packing away
    • Confidence in making choices
    • Serving food and pouring water
  • Expressive and receptive language skills
    • Expressing themselves verbally
    • Finding confidence to speak in front of groups
    • Respectful listening
  • Social/emotional
    • Building and maintaining friendships
    • Confidently resolving conflicts
    • Building resilience
    • Knowing how and when to approach a teacher for assistance
    • Separating easily at drop off time
  • Fine motor development
    • Correct pencil grip
    • Correct use of scissors
    • Strength in opening and closing packets
  • Literacy
    • Identifying letters
    • Understanding phonics
    • Developing correct letter formation
  • Numeracy
    • Number identification
    • Addition and subtraction of objects
    • Exploring mathematical concepts like volume, space
  • Cognitive
    • Developing greater focus and attention span
    • Matching, sorting and identifying
    • Science concepts like exploring, investigating and hypothesising

This is not a complete list, just an idea of some of the things our pre-school program will be based on. Our pre-schoolers also engage in group projects throughout the year and themes based on current interests. Through these interests we are able to incorporate learning and development.

We also plan our experiences each day to help children to achieve the five Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes. You will receive a midyear report assessing your child’s learning against these outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

These learning outcomes have been designed to ensure children are prepared for a future of successful learning.

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