THE BENEFITS OF SENSORY PLAY WITH CLAY & PLAY DOUGH
In this workshop, we will explore the different ways which play with play dough and clay can support your child's learning. We will also introduce our community art project " Our Field".
STORYTELLING IN CHINESE
This Chinese storytelling workshop explores ways to help children read at home in Mandarin. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding about ways to read with your children using a language you may not be familiar with. The workshop offers an opportunity to explore different ways to make books with children that will develop their confidence and interest in Mandarin.
A PLAYFUL APPROACH TO MATHEMATICS
In this workshop families will learn about an inquiry approach to Mathematics learning and the five strands of our mathematical scope and sequence.
SUPPORTING EARLY WRITING DEVELOPMENT
Participants will learn about the elements, stages and conceptual understandings of early writing development, explore how gross motor and fine motor skills are crucial for early writing skills, and discuss a range of ways you can support your child at home.
EARLY READING SKILLS WORKSHOP
This workshop explores the foundation skills necessary to support successful reading development, the role of phonemic awareness and phonics and ways you can help your child develop the necessary skills for reading. Please click on the link above to access this workshop.
SHARING STORIES WORKSHOP (Slides Only)
Please click on the link above to access the slides for our ‘Sharing Stories’ Workshop. In this presentation, Ms. Deal presents the benefits of story telling and how to select books to share with young children.
EXPLORING THE PYP IN THE EARLY YEARS
Join Ms. Kip as she explores the PYP in the Early Years. During this workshop, she explores the importance of Early Years education and shares a range of strategies for supporting young children’s learning and development.
- An overview of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
- Our image of young children
- The role of play in young children’s learning
LET'S GET THEM TALKING (Slides Only)
Join Ms Ainsworth and Ms Jeves as they explore the importance of quality oral language developmental milestones. Looking at ways to support your child at home and develop an environment rich for talk.
LEARNING ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES
We discuss developmental stages of learning additional languages and strategies to support your child at home.
MARIE MARCHAND - POWER STRUGGLES AND POSITIVE LANGUAGE AT HOME (Audio Only)
Are you a parent struggling with children saying “no” and not listening? If so, this workshop is for you! In just over one hour Marie Marchand can show you how using the right words can make a profound difference, and learn new tools to create a positive environment where the word “NO” is seldom heard.
DEVELOPING SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS IN YOUNG CHILDREN
Join Ms. Ainsworth as she explores how self-managing learners are able to make choices, persist, solve problems for themselves, access resources for their play ideas, and use social skills to get others to help them. The aim of self-management is for children to be self-regulated rather than adult-regulated. During the Webinar Ms. Ainsworth talks about resilience, choosing and completing tasks independently, resolving conflict, developing awareness of and taking responsibility for physical wellbeing, and taking responsibility for personal hygiene, including toileting.
OUTDOOR LEARNING AT WKSK
Join Ms. Thomas and Mrs Murphy as they explore Outdoor Learning at WKSK. There is a multitude of research demonstrating the benefits of being outdoors to children's well-being, mental and physical health, and learning skills. During this Information session you will be able to find out more about the benefits of being outdoors to your children's health and learning development, and get some practical information about places and activities.
ENGAGED ATTENTION & LEARNING
Children are spending more and more time in sedentary activities, with increased hours in front of a computer, television or hand-held screens. At the same time, academic expectations are increasing and options for physical activity at parks, playgrounds and recess spaces are diminishing. What these societal trends do is make it harder for children to engage in the active play their brains and bodies need to grow and develop.
In partnership with Linsey Irvine from Sensory Tots, this workshop explores key research findings related to how variations in the environment impact attention, communication and behaviour. Ms. Ainsworth and Ms. Irvine also explore some of the individual differences to the way children respond to environmental characteristics.
CHINESE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
DAFFODIL BULB WORKSHOP
Join Ms. Wong and Clara as they show us how to prepare and plant our daffodil bulbs in preparation for Chinese New Year.
MOONCAKE MAKING WORKSHOP
Join Michelle, Bowling, Teresa, Dennis and Ms. Wong as they show us how to make Snowy Mooncakes in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Workshop Resource: Snowy Mooncake Recipe