Welcome to KG2 Swans
Ms. Emma and Ms. Leah
Kindly be informed that our Arabic books will go home with the children every Sunday and need to be returned every Thursday. Kindly follow the page mentioned in the weekly letter from Ms Saja. Please write only in PENCIL not crayons.
Kindly be informed that the children are to keep the Islamic book at home. It does not need to come back to school. Please see our KG 2 homepage for a video. Thank you so much!
Important dates and upcoming events!
21st-27th October - Mid Term Break
4th- 8th November - Safety Week
11th-15th November- Pink/Movember health Week
Kindly scroll down for all our updates and please check our KG2 Team page for updates. Thank you so much!
Parent and Student Handbook
The Parent & Student Handbook was sent home with your child today.
Kindly sign and return page 7 by Tuesday 16th October.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
What are we continuing to learn about this week...
We are guided by the interests and discussion topics of our children and we continue to talk about our families, friends and relationships. However we have moved onto discussing where we live, our neighbourhood and the community around us in more detail.
We will be talking about our neighbours, the community we live in, who lives in our community, who helps in our community and different community helpers, building and points of interest in our community (hospitals, airports, post office etc) This is a topic the children love and we can not wait to dive deeper into it. This week we are going to draw and create our community and stick it on the walls. We will then label it. We are going to colour by numbers and create some community pictures! When we talked about it today, the children were very excited and came up with some fantastic ideas, developing their vocabulary and their imagination. It would be a wonderful idea to discuss the community you live in with your child over the holiday to further develop their vocabulary.
In Maths we will continue focusing on number recognition 0-10, number value 0-10, counting objects 1-1 upto 10, rote counting 1-20, counting 100 days, writing our numbers 1-10, with our focus on numbers 1-5 at the moment, shapes and colours in our environment.
In Literacy, our vocabulary will be developed through small group and whole class discussions, videos, stories and songs. We will be exposing our children to all the letter sounds on a daily basis and these will be integrated into our centre and whole class activities.
Repetition for our children is so very important, this is how they learn and retain information. They enjoy exploring various activities and projects and are exposed to a variety of areas in one small teaching moment. For example the children learn about rote counting, numbers, pattering, sequencing, letter sounds and acquire vast amounts of vocabulary all through our daily calender in the morning. Which is wonderful to see!
Singing, music and movement also play a large role in our classrooms as this encourages rhythm, rhyming, patterns, gross motor skills and language acquisition and the children love it! We are going to continue practicing our fine motor skills and our pre-writing activities. Writing on whiteboards, colouring, using shaving foam and playdough to name a few, all of which help develop the children's arm muscles and pincer grip.
Kindly check our photographs at the end of the week to see the variety of different activities our children have been up too!
Show and Tell