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Planning for Saxon - Kindergarten

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Saxon Aged 5.6yrs; 2012

Our Family Learning Motto.

We desire books that feed the mind and nourish the soul

1. English
Writing
Copywork
Story Writing & Illustrating
Narrations

Reading
Spalding Phonics
All About Spelling
Resources
Fitzroy Readers
Qld Readers
DK Readers
Usborne Readers
Effective Reading Workbooks
Ridout Workbooks
Starfall - Computer Phonics

Literature
Term 1: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter -Beatrix Potter
Term 2: Little Old Mrs Pepperpot - Alf Proysen
Term 3: Winnie-the-Pooh -A.A.Milne
Term 4: My Naughty Little Sister - Dorothy Edwards

Extra Reading - Chapter Books
Happy Times in Noisy Village (Astrid Lindgren)
The Children's Book of Virtues (William Bennet)

Picture Books
Immerse the children in picture books that are rich in lanugage and have inspirational illustrations.
To select at least two books daily.

Poetry
Daily Read & Enjoy
Resource
Child's Garden of Poetry - RL Stevenson

* Saxon will also be joining in with Ignatius' Little Saints Preschool Program.

2. Mathematics
Saxon is advanced in maths, able to read numbers up into the hundreds, tell time and count by 2s,5s, and 10s and has strong computation skills.
We will be strengthening his basic knowledge and introducing him to new concepts such as measurement, weight etc.
Resources
Living Maths Books
Singapore Maths Program
Math-drills.com 6000+ free math worksheets with answer keys
Math Worksheets

3. Science and Technology
Learning will mostly be interest led.
Exploring the human body, basic earth science and the natural world; animals and the environment. A particular emphasis on Australian Nature Study.
Will also join in with the older children’s science studies and experiments.
Nature walks & keep a nature notebook.
Resources
Various DK books (of which we have many)
Various Australian nature study including Wonderland of Nature - Nuri Mass
The World of Plants
Living Books from Branch Library and our library.
Science and Nature TV Series and DVDs

4. Human Society and Its Environment
History
Resources
How People Lived by Chris and Melanie Rice (Dorling Kindersley)
Australia From the Beginning - Eve Pownell
Historical Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection.

Geography
Resources
Children Just Like Me -Annabel and Barnabas Kindersley
Geography Picture Books; Branch Library and our collection

5. Creative and Practical Arts
Art
Use a variety of different mediums.
Resources
Discovering Great Artists - Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art - Fiona Watt
Blogs; Deep Space Sparkle
Art Projects for Kids
Harmony Art Mom

Picture Study
DK Children's Book of Art
Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids
Various other resources from Branch Library and our collection

Music
Listen and Dance to variety of artists.
Enjoy our variety of instruments.
Learn new songs/hymns

6. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Term 1 & 4 – Swimming Lessons
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Team

Biology & Nutrition
Cover basic anatomy and physiology.
Be aware of basic medicinal remedies and have a basic understanding of nutritional health.

Faith
Resources
Catholic Mosaic Picture Books
New Catholic Picture Bible -Fr Lovasik
Leading Little Ones to Mary
The Mass Book for Children - Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Little Acts of Grace- Rosemary Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
Catholic Children's Treasure Box - (Maryknoll Sisters) series

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