Topic outline

  • 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 ‘How We Express Ourselves’ Unit of Inquiry. Please follow the link to find out more information: K1 Webinar: How We Express Ourselves

      What is this unit about?

      Within this unit we will  inquire into our Central Idea ‘People explore their creativity and express themselves in different ways’ Our three lines of inquiry will support this.

      • Different ways we create

      • Tools and techniques to create

      • How we respond to different experiences 


      Over the coming weeks, we will inquire into different ways we can create and express ourselves such as through visual art, drama, dance and music. Children will be supported to take risks, develop creative and critical thinking skills and use a variety of tools and techniques to create. Within this unit children are encouraged to express their ideas but also to respond to experiences. 


      Why is it important for children to express themselves?

      Self-expression plays an important role in early childhood development. A child must be able to express his or her wants, feelings, emotions, thoughts and creativity with freedom and safety, openly and without judgment. The process of self-expression is extremely important and influences the development of children’s communication and emotional skills. The ability to be creative from personal feelings and experiences can reflect and nurture children's emotional health and enhance the development of their creativity by giving them the opportunity to try out new ideas and new ways of thinking. Through these creative experiences we can celebrate each child’s uniqueness and learn about a child’s thinking process in a different way.


      Subject Overview


      Language


      Speaking and Listening

      Learning Intentions:

      • Display appropriate listening skills during learning engagements

      • Respond appropriately to one-step instructions

      • Use short phrases to express feelings, wants and needs


      Reading

      Learning Intentions: 

      • Make connections to own experiences when listening to or ‘reading’ texts

      • Distinguish between pictures and written text

       

      Writing

      Learning Intentions:

      • Sometimes give meaning to marks as they draw, write and paint
      • Show some control in the use of tools and equipment

       

      Mathematics


      Number

      Learning Intentions:

      • Count by naming numbers in sequences to 10

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

      Pattern and Function 

      Learning Intention: Recognise, describe and create simple patterns in everyday situations


      Personal, Social and Physical (PSPE) Education


      Identity

      Learning Intentions: 

      • Identify their feelings and emotions and explain possible causes
      • Reflect on their experience in order to build a deeper understanding of self


      Interactions

      Learning Intention: Celebrate accomplishments of others

       
      Active Living

      Learning Intention: Develop fine motor skills


      Chinese


      Reading 

      Learning Intentions: 

      • Participate in shared reading, joining in with rhymes, refrains and repeated texts
      • Make connections between personal experience and storybook characters


      Speaking and Listening 

      Learning Intention: Use simple sentences to communicate ideas.

      • 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 >

            • Topic 8