Topic outline

  • General

    This area contains information and resources that will help parents to understand what children have been learning in school and how children can be supported with their learning at home. 

    • Topic 2



       Transition to ESF Beacon Hill School

       Transition to ESF Clearwater Bay School

       Transition to ESF Kowloon Junior School

       Transition to ESF Renaissance College

       Transition to ESF Sha Tin Junior School

       Transition to ESF Quarry Bay School

             

      TRANSITION TO YEAR 1  WEBINAR - 25/05/2021

      Please click the image below to watch the Parent Induction Webinar originally broadcast on 25/05/2021

       

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        Unit of Inquiry

        Our new unit of inquiry is 'Sharing the Planet’ - please click HERE to watch the introduction to the unit webinar 

        Central Idea: 
        People make choices that have an impact on living things and their environment 


        Lines of Inquiry

        We are inquiring into:

        • Living things and their needs 

        • The interconnectedness of living things and their environment 

        • The impact of our choices on living things and their environment 



        Related Concepts: Classification, ecosystems, interdependence, commitment

        Learner Profile Attributes: Principled, caring, reflective

        Approaches to Learning: Thinking skills, research skills, communication skills



        What is this unit about?

        This term, the K2s will begin their final unit of inquiry - Sharing the Planet. In this unit, children will have the opportunity to inquire into living things and their needs. We will also be looking at the interconnectedness of living things and their environment as well as thinking about the impact of our choices on living things and their environment.

        In order for children to develop a respectful and caring attitude towards our planet, children have to learn about natural resources and develop respect for flora and fauna as well as other forms of life. As children are naturally curious, they start forming concepts about the world from a very young age. Fostering that curiosity while highlighting our environment forms the foundation of raising a conscious, responsible and mindful citizen of the world.





        Science

        Conceptual Understandings

        Living things are distinguished from non-living things by their ability to move, reproduce and react to certain stimuli
        Living things are found in certain environments because they have features that enable them to survive there


        Mathematics

        Conceptual Understandings

        Numbers can be used in many ways for different purposes in the real world

        Shapes can be described and organised according to their properties


        Learning Intentions

        Number:

        Continue to develop an understanding of numbers (e.g. counting, recognising, ordering)

        Write numbers to 10 


        Shape and Space:

        Sort, describe and name familiar 2 and 3 dimensional shapes and objects in the environment 


        Pattern and Function:

        Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications 



        Language

        Conceptual Understandings 

        Spoken words connect us with others

        Writing conveys meaning

         

        Learning Intentions 

        Speaking and Listening:

        Discriminate rhyming words or alliterative phrases in familiar text


        Reading:

        Demonstrate an awareness of syllable division

        Discriminate between visual representations such as numbers, letters and words


        Viewing and Presenting:

        Select and use media, colours, shapes and symbols to convey meaning 


        Writing:

        Form some identifiable letter shapes 

        Use correct directionality in writing



        Personal, Social and Physical Education (PSPE)

        Conceptual Understanding

        Emotions, attitudes and beliefs influence the way we act


        Learning Intention

        Identity:

        Identify their feelings and emotions and explain possible causes 

        Describe how they have grown and changed

         

         

        • Topic 4


           

          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 6


              CHINESE NEW YEAR ART GALLERIES

              Thank you for participating so enthusiastically in our Chinese New Year artwork collection. Your beautiful pieces of art have now been displayed in two stunning virtual galleries. You can find these below and have the option to take a guided tour around each gallery or to self navigate.

              We hope that you enjoy looking at all the beautiful pieces of art on display. 


              Gallery 1

              Room 1: Lanterns and paper craft

              Room 2: Lions and Kumquat trees

              Room 3: Further CNY Artworks


              Gallery 2

              Room 1: Chinese Zodiac animals

              Room 2: Lucky banners and fire crackers

              Room 3: Peach blossom

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                CHINESE NEW YEAR GALLERY No. 1

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                  CHINESE NEW YEAR GALLERY No. 2

                  • Topic 9


                    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 >