Early Learning Years Curriculum

Term One
Term Two
Term Three
Term Four

Term One

Numeracy

  • Rote counting to 10
  • Counting and sorting using small manipulative (counters)
  • Using play dough to make groups 1-5 (sets)
  • Finding numbers in the immediate environment
  • Utilising information technology to investigate mathematical ideas & represent thinking
  • Creating patterns and sequencing
  • Introducing new flipcharts on smart board
  • Introducing currency – notes and coins as part of dramatic play and expression
  • Board games
  • Music & Movement
  • New finger rhymes and action songs
  • Counting forwards
  • Participate in a production process- follow a number of steps
  • Sorting activities to teach language of comparatives.

Literacy

  • Scaffolding language- why, how, when, who, etc
  • Jolly phonics
  • Introduction to first few letters of Arabic alphabet
  • Recognises first letter of own name
  • Recognising own name
  • Using body percussion to create syllables in own name
  • Shared reading experiences
  • Using chalk on ground/surfaces as pre writing skills
  • Engages with texts and makes meaning from them
  • Literacy guessing games on the mat

Social and Emotional Development

  • Attending whole school morning assembly
  • Making a gradual transition from home to school
  • Participation in Harmony Day celebrations

Term Two

Literacy

  • Shared whole class reading
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • (Australian English & home language)
  • Storytelling, listening and retell
  • Introduction of Literacy centre games & activities
  • Understand that written print coveys meaning
  • Identify & count syllables in spoken words, rhyme recognition & production
  • Recognizes own written name (or the first letter of own name)
  • Alphabet letter shape and sound, letters a-l
  • Sight word recognition
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Place events in sequential order
  • Introduction to other languages

Numeracy & Science

  • Can name some basic shapes
  • Copying shapes patterns (A/B, AA/BB pattern)
  • Sorting activities
  • Utilize information technology to investigate mathematical ideas & represent
  • thinking. Introduction of I pads
  • Cracking boiled eggs (force & motion)
  • Rote counting /counting orally forwards & backwards
  • Understand relationship between number & quantity
  • Inquiry based investigations

Creative Arts

  • Music: Action songs and finger rhymes
  • Respond to music, artwork, dance, drama and media & incorporates creative ideas inplay
  • Visual Art: cutting, pasting, colouring and painting using a variety of materials/media
  • Connect with natural & processed materials & recycled materials
  • Painting a large mural (of the letter ‘e’ for egg)

Social and Emotional Development

  • Learning to share and take turns
  • Develop a sense of belonging, & being aware of and acknowledge differences
  • General cleanliness
  • Being an active member of the community
  • Constable Care school visit – puppet show ‘Getting to school safely’’
  • Protective Behaviour workshop- information session
  • Neighbour hood walk and play session to Hunt Street Reserve
  • ‘Better Beginnings’ Information Session for parents
  • New characters from The You Can Do It program – Connie Confidence & Oscar Organisation
  • Interact verbally and non-verbally with peers and care givers
  • Feeling safe, secure and supported in a variety of settings (excursions, incursions, class presentations)

Physical Education and Health

  • Introduction of a morning fitness program on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Gross motor skills: fundamental movement skills and group games
  • Playing safe and rules at school and at home
  • Take increasing responsibility for their own health & wellbeing
  • Show respect for the environment.
  • Demonstrate respect for plants, animals and surroundings
  • Establishment of a veggie patch & planting flowers in large pots

Term Three

Literacy

  • Shared whole class reading
  • Listening and speaking skills (Australian English, introduction to Indonesian language, ‘Noongar’ language )
  • Compound words
  • Storytelling, listening and retell. Introduction to components of text
  • Auditory skills analysis
  • News telling
  • Initiates writing or drawing to communicate an idea
  • Sight and sound of the letters of the alphabet m- u
  • Sight words recognition
  • Expressing ideas and making meaning using a range of media
  • Imaginative play
  • Uses body percussion to represent the number of syllables in spoken words
  • Weekly visits to school library with our ‘buddy class
  • Story time sessions at Thornlie public library
  • Introduction of STAR literacy model

Numeracy

  • Revision of shapes names, introduction of new shape names- pentagon and hexagon
  • Copies and continues simple patterns ( A/B or A/B/C patterns) using mall manipulative(s) on the mat
  • Making collections & subitizing
  • Role play shopping with Australian money – coins and notes. Engages in role play writing (numerals)
  • Rote counting forwards and backwards. Counting in twos
  • Uses a range of media to express ideas ( utilizes Interactive whiteboard flipcharts- egg addition, domino farm addition, counting leaves, kinder sight word memory match flipchart
  • Recalls and describes positions

Science

  • Inquiry based learning experiences
  • Participation in a production process (cooking experiences)
  • Investigation into capillary action on celery
  • Magnetic attraction and repellant)
  • Solve problems & contribute to group experiences through hands –on
  • Activities (i.e. making a baking soda and vinegar ‘volcano’)
  • Engagement with physical environment (growing vegetables & fruit in large pots)
  • Recycling activities
  • Farmyard on Wheels incursion (farm animals visit)
  • Social and Emotional Development:
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Uses feedback from self and others to build on an idea
  • Explores different identities and points of view in dramatic play (roleplaying)
  • Combines gross and fine motor movement & balance and explore
  • Completing a daily ‘yesterday, today, tomorrow’ chart
  • Awareness of healthy lifestyles and good nutrition
  • Learning new prayers (dua after waking up)
  • Showing respect for the environment
  • Class presentation during morning assembly (still in process of planning)
  • Introduction of new characters from the You Can Do It program- Ricky Resilient

Creative Arts

  • Painting a large mural as backdrop for class performance (still in process of planning)

Term Four

Literacy

  • Shared whole class reading
  • Listening and Speaking skills
  • (Australian English, home language, Indonesian, Spanish and aboriginal)
  • Storytelling, listening and retell
  • Sight and sound of the letters of the alphabet u-z
  • Identifying & clapping out syllables in spoken words.
  • Introduction to compound words
  • New sight words recognition
  • Phonemic awareness/sound blends
  • Rhyming words recognition & production
  • Initial and ending sounds in words
  • Key literacy concepts-concepts of print
  • Copying out simple sentences

Numeracy & Science

  • Introduction to symmetry
  • Copying shapes patterns (A/B, A/B, A/B/C pattern)
  • Creating & compiling graphs
  • Utilizing information technology to investigate mathematical ideas & represent thinking
  • Rote Counting /counts orally forwards & backwards
  • Introduction to basic fractions
  • Estimating using non standard units of measurement
  • Subitising

Social and Emotional Development

  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Being aware of and acknowledging individual differences
  • Make an active contribution to our classes ‘weekly helpers roster’
  • Interact verbally and non-verbally with peers and care givers
  • Introduction of new characters from the ‘You Can Do It’ Education program
  • Excursion to an indoor play centre

Creative Arts

  • Music: Action songs, finger rhymes and rhyming rhymes
  • Clapping games and listening games
  • Modelled drawing.
  • Utilising natural & processed materials and recycled materials in construction work

Physical Education and Health

  • Fundamental movement skills development
  • Group games using balls, play parachute, ropes and hoops (Still in planning process) – Participation in a early childhood sports faction carnival
  • Take increasing responsibility for own health & wellbeing
  • Participate in production processes (cooking)