Learning focus for Term 2 at Bronte Kids
Our learning programs are thought through and developed by our highly qualified educational leaders. The programs for each room are a combination of children’s interests and developmental needs.
The Learning themes for Term 2 include:
Within our themes we will be embedding our learning goals for the children. This term we will be focusing on social confidence and communication, physical development and connections to family, the community and the environment around us.
Social confidence will be focused on by creating small learning groups in which the Joeys can expand on ideas and show their knowledge and creativity. This will also provide the experience of a social setting where clear communication is key to a pleasant experience. This is also dependant on us as educators creating language rich environments that spark conversation. We will also provide a wide variety of activities within an interest area where cooperative play is encouraged such as math, science, cooking, music and movement, gross motor, practical life and dramatic play. Through these activities, children are learning to trust their choices about what they learn, hear, see and do. They also begin to share these experiences with others.
Our Joey group is diverse and this makes an interesting and rich community within our preschool. We hope to harness this by inviting families into our centre to share their knowledge with the children. We have witnessed how well our group responds to a family member taking part in an activity or sharing some snippet of their life or culture with us.
We will be challenging their physical development through planned outdoor and indoor activities. In particular we will be implementing life skills into the challenge such as the process of putting on pants or their shoes. This involves a great deal of physical skill and coordination. We will be focusing on gross motor skill in particular in the areas of core skills like balance and large muscle movement. Providing a variety of activities with many choices is essential to enhancing each child’s developmental progress. Activities will be designed with the developmental level of each child in mind. Patience is essential as developing independence at this stage occurs after much repetition and encouragement.