The transition from preschool to Kindergarten is gentle, and creative play remains a priority. Cooperation and sharing skills are also emphasised to nurture social and emotional well-being.
The class day is structured around a predictable schedule called a ‘rhythm’, with pre-literacy and numeracy skills combined with other activities that develop cognitive learning and new motor skills.
A typical daily rhythm includes:
– Group circle time with songs, poems, movement
– Indoor, self-directed play
– Morning tea preparation, tidying up
– Craft time
– Outdoor, self-directed play
– Story time
– Bushwalk or games