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  • General



    This area contains information and resources that will help parents to support their children with distance learning.

    • Topic 2





      Unit of Inquiry

      We currently follow the ‘Who We Are’ Unit of Inquiry. Please watch the K1 Parent Webinar: Who We Are Unit of Inquiry to find out more detailed information and ways to support at home. 

      Central Idea: People learn about themselves and others through their experiences

      Lines of Inquiry:

      • Different experiences in our school environment FUNCTION

      • Our roles and responsibilities at school RESPONSIBILITY

      • The ways people build and develop relationships through shared experiences CONNECTION


      Learner Profile Attributes: Courageous, Balanced, Caring


      What is this unit about?

      The Who We Are unit is an ongoing unit of inquiry in which children are encouraged to learn about themselves and others through their experiences. The learning is focused around children developing a sense of their personal identity and that of their class community. The K1 children will have opportunities to think about who they are as an individual and share information about themselves and their families.

      The skills required to interact with others and how to build and develop relationships is a particular focus for this unit. Through structured and unstructured play, children will be encouraged to think about turn taking and how to communicate with their peers.

      Alongside this, children will develop their independence and self-management skills as well as the ability to follow class expectations and routines.

      “The learning environment can be a place that communicates values.” Early Years in the PYP 


      Currently, the K1 children are getting to know their classroom and different areas in our school environment. They are gradually developing an understanding of how to use the areas and resources. Once they are more confident, they will be encouraged to make balanced choices by participating in a range of learning engagements. 

      They are also beginning to inquire into their responsibilities at school - displays of expectations, visual timetables and routines support them in developing a daily routine and an understanding of class expectations.


      Subject Overview


      Language

      Speaking and Listening

      Conceptual Understanding: People listen and speak to share thoughts and feelings 

      Learning Intentions:

      • Listen and join in with stories, songs and rhymes

      • Interact and express themselves both verbally and/or non-verbally  

      Reading

      Conceptual Understanding: People read for pleasure, stories can tell about the real world  

      Learning Intention: Participate in shared reading, joining in with rhymes, refrains and repeated texts

      Writing

      Conceptual Understanding: Everyone can express themselves in writing 

      Learning Intention: Mark-make in a variety of ways


      Mathematics


      Number

      Conceptual Understandings:

      • Making connections between our experiences with numbers can help us develop number sense
      • Numbers can be used in many different ways for different purposes in the real world

      Learning Intentions:

      • Count by naming numbers in sequences to 10

      • Apply 1:1 correspondence when counting up to 10 objects

      Pattern and Function 

      Conceptual Understandings:

      • Objects can be organised according to their properties
      • Patterns and sequences occur in everyday situations


      Learning Intentions:

      • Sorting familiar objects

      • Recognise, describe and create simple patterns in everyday situations 


      Personal, Social and Physical (PSPE) Education


      Identity

      Conceptual Understanding: Developing independence builds self-worth and personal responsibility

      Learning Intention: Willingly approach ad persevere with new situations


      Interactions

      Conceptual Understanding: Interacting with others can be fun

      Learning Intention:

      • Enjoy interacting, playing and engaging with others (A) 

      • Reach out for help when it is needed for themselves or others 


      Active Living

      Conceptual Understandings:

      • Our daily practices can have an impact on our wellbeing
      • We can explore our body’s capacity for movement


      Learning Intentions:

      • Engage in a variety of different physical activities

      • Recognise that acting upon instructions and being aware of others helps to ensure safety


      Chinese


      Reading 

      Conceptual Understanding: People read for pleasure

      Learning Intention: Participate in shared reading, joining in with rhymes, refrains and repeated texts


      Speaking and Listening 

      Conceptual Understanding: Spoken language connects people 

      Learning Intentions:

      • Respond from greeting 

      • Understand classroom instructions in Chinese

      • Topic 3

        Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 

        Children flourish in environments that value diversity, equality and inclusion. At Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten we are working hard to promote children's understanding of the world and others around them, keep them safe and prepare them for a life in an ever changing and diverse world.

         

        • Diversity is about recognising and valuing difference, where everyone is respected for who they are

        • Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can take part and where everyone has the opportunity to be all they can be

        • Inclusion is an ongoing process that aims to increase access and  engagement in learning for all students by identifying and removing barriers

         

        Thank you to those who attended the recent webinar with Miss Ainsworth and Ms Ngao. It was wonderful to see so many in attendance and receive such positive feedback. The session covered: 

        • what diversity, equality and inclusion means in education

        • how we promote diversity, equality and inclusion at WKSK, including discussions around gender stereotypes and cultural differences

        • an overview of the ESF Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum and ways in which we deliver this at WKSK

        • ideas to help adults deal with issues or questions at home.

         

        For those who were unable to attend the session, please click here to access the recording. 



        CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN OUR WU KAI SHA COMMUNITY

         

        To support our children in learning about diversity we would like to invite our Wu Kai Sha community to participate in some activities at home. 

         

        ‘This is How We Do It’

        We share a wide range of stories and books with children that celebrate diversity and the difference between us. ‘This is How We Do It’ is a book that explores the lives of seven children across the world and is a great tool for comparison with our own lives, cultures and community. 

         

        We would like to invite you to listen to parts of the story that interest your child and discuss the similarities and differences between their own lives.

         

        Please click here to listen to 'This is How We Do It' by Matt Lamothe read by Ms Ainsworth and Mrs Ngao. 

         

        As you listen to the book pause and talk with your child.

        • What do you notice in the pictures?

        • What is the same in your life? What is different?

         

        Please note that this is a long book. Please do not listen to it all at one time but pick the parts that most interest your child. 

         

        ‘This is How Wu Kai Sha Families Do It’

        After reading the story, we would like families to share videos or photos of the things they do. For example: special celebrations at home, the languages spoken, the things done to relax or any other ideas found in the book. This video could be of adults or children talking, or could be from a family friend who lives somewhere else in the world and would like to get involved. 

         

        Please share your videos or photographs on this Padlet. Submissions from the Padlet will then be put together into a video to showcase and celebrate our diverse community. 

         

         

        Please note you will need to be signed in to your child’s Padlet account to access this Padlet as it is only accessible to Wu Kai Sha families. 

         

        We look forward to celebrating diversity in the WKSK community with you. 

         

         

         

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          • Topic 7


            ESPRESSO - Online Learning Resources

            Children and families at Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten are able to access the award-winning ‘Espresso’ service at home. We use Espresso in school to help motivate, engage and support learning in the classroom. Children from Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten can continue to enjoy what they have been using at school, and you can be involved in your child’s learning at home.

            For further details, please click HERE >