Some examples of areas of learning in our program

Mathematical language will be promoted in all experiences involving a variety of concepts including:

  • Number value
  • Shapes 2D, 3D and size
  • Tessellations and patterns
  • Measurement (length, volume, mass, time, comparisons)
  • Space and volume
  • Balance
  • Ordination
  • Spatial awareness and position

Literacy and language skills will be promoted using a variety of activities including:

  • Expressive and receptive language development through dramatic play & retelling events and stories
  • Speaking and listening experiences
  • Developing dispositions for reading through sharing and exploring high quality story and information books
  • Discussions and opportunities to explore and express ideas together
  • Questioning, forming and testing ideas
  • Developing a love for literature
  • A print rich environment- factual and story books, labels, text around the room, interaction with technology for researching together, a writing corner to experiment with symbol and print making and the opportunity to experiment with this
  • Being able to listen to and interpret instructions
  • Developing confidence in speaking in front of others- and developing respect and consideration in listening to others

Science concepts will be engaged in through experiments, discussion and literature including:

  • Magnets
  • Weight, gravity, force and movement
  • Weather
  • Life cycles as we plant, care for and eat the produce from our kitchen garden, as well as caring for our native bees
  • Composting, and maintaining our worm farm

Health and wellbeing will be promoted through a variety of experiences including:

  • Group games that promote social interaction developing collaboration, problem solving and following rules
  • Games that promote understanding of healthy eating and personal hygiene
  • Intentional teaching and planning for fundamental movement skills
  • Developing emotional regulation and resilience

Creative arts will be engaged with through all experiences and include the following:

  • Self-expression of a variety of emotions and ideas
  • Extending and building on fine motor skill development such as cutting, pen hold, finger strength and coordination
  • Open ended exploration of a variety of different resources to represent and express ideas such as clay, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, dance and music