Letterland â€“ phonics program delivered in Kindergarten
Letterland is a systematic and explicit phonic literacy resource and has been helping children to read and write for many years.
Letterland featuresÂ that make it special include:
- Friendly letter characters provide strong visual memory cues so children learn and retain phoneme/grapheme correspondences quickly
- Daily blending and segmenting activities whichÂ make word-building fast and effective
- Focused multi-sensory activities to activate all learning channels
- There is aÂ wide range ofÂ resources to help guideÂ teacherâ€™sÂ such asÂ story books, readers, software, posters, games and CDs.Â Â These Â aides ensure Letter landÂ is delivered correctly by the kindergarten teacher.
Sports 4 Kinders â€“ every Tuesday morning for Ruby, Sapphire & Diamond
Â â€˜Sport 4 Kindersâ€™ is a program that weÂ provide to children thatÂ is enjoyable and challenging while ultimately aimingÂ to develop and enhance childrenâ€™s growth (intellectual and physical).
Firstly and most importantly our aim is forÂ children to enjoy being involved in a fun, physical and learning based program likeÂ this.Â Secondly, the learning capacity that transpires from aÂ program like Sport 4 Kinders is hugh.Â All areas (not just gross motor) are exercised throughout the program.
School Readiness Program
The 4-5 kinder group also run a school readiness program which includes â€œLetter landâ€ and aims to help families and children make the transition to primary school as comfortable as possible.Â We provide support and adviceÂ in helpingÂ chooseÂ a primary school that will best cater toÂ your childâ€™s needs.Â Also we organise andÂ end of year graduation ceremony to markÂ children’s transition to school.
Music and Movement
Music and movement are an integral part of each rooms program on a daily basis.Â The aim of the music program is to familiarise children with instruments, variedÂ forms of music, dancing and songs as well as group participation and interaction.Â Movement develops gross motor skills, co-ordination and cognitive skills.
Early Years Learning and Development
The Victorian Early Year’s Learning and Development Framework is used to produce programs that provide appropriate activities and experiences that facilitate childrenâ€™s learning and development. These are based on the needs and interests of individual children through observations and weekly evaluation of the program. Parents are able to discuss andÂ sight their childâ€™s progress at anytime with staff or manager at any time.