Early Learning Classes
Our school readiness programs and early learning classes run for one year and are spread out over terms of ten weeks each. The lessons are structured in a "building block" format where we offer one lesson every week, during which your child will come to our centre and enjoy storytelling, singing, writing, craft and other engaging methods of education that feel like play!
What is Early Learning?
Early learning classes teach children the essential foundational skills to give them a solid start to their learning. In each session, children are introduced to a range of skills and concepts that will prepare them for the expectations of "BIG school". Each session consists of a one hour lesson with a focus on literacy and numeracy skills. Classes are usually held once a week during school terms and run over the duration of a year to help children with adjustment of continual learning.
In a typical early learning class, children are introduced to letter names and sounds and their relationship with words. They are also taught how to form letters correctly using the correct pencil grip and writing posture. Numeracy skills such as number recognition, representing numbers with groups of objects and counting forward and backwards are taught and revised each session. As they progress, children are introduced to basic addition and subtraction, patterning and many other early numeracy concepts. The activities are designed to be hands-on and a range of strategies are used to cater for different learning styles.
In addition to the academic skills, children take part in a variety of craft activities which help them to develop their fine motor skills through colouring, cutting and sticking. Children will also listen to stories, learn how to sit on the floor using the 5 Ls (legs crossed, eyes looking, ears listening, lips closed and hands in lap), put their hand up to ask and answer questions and transition between the floor and desk activities.
A fun and dynamic craft, song and play based approach to teaching early literacy and numeracy concepts
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Ready Set Grow
Laying a solid foundation for numeracy, pre-reading and writing skills.
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Preparing children for BIG school and equipping them with the necessary literacy and numeracy skills to achieve success in Kindergarten
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