3-5 Preschool Room - Kinda Koalas Room


Our Preschool Room caters for children aged 3 years to 5 years old. Our preschool curriculum and our school readiness program is conducted by creative and qualified educators, who ensure that fun is still incorporated into learning. Our educators have an enthusiastic and empathetic approach to their teaching, where intentional teaching and children's interests are married and collaboratively taught.

Our preschool room ensures that we give the children the nurturing environment they need to make their transition from preschool to kindergarten as smooth as possible.

*Developmental goals, objectives and strategies for the children are supported by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)


Physical:

  • Dresses and un dresses with little or no support.
  • Jumps, hops, runs, skips, gallops and walks independently.
  • Climbs with ease, and uses alternate feet and steps.
  • Combines two to three tasks at once.
  • Transfers body weight to achieve tasks such as throwing balls, sliding down slippery dips, digging etc.
  • Increases body agility when climbing playground equipment.
  • Enjoys learning simple musical songs and sings along. Begins to learn lyrics.
  • Feeds without spills.

Social:

  • Enjoys playing with other children, in a group or one on one.
  • Develops closer bonds and relationships with peers, parents, relatives and teachers.
  • Shares, and is cooperative with others.
  • Manipulaties objects to create an idea and relate it to a story.
  • Develops independence and social skills they use for learning, such as Show and Tell.

Emotional:

  • Understands feelings and emotions and can identify these to a situation.
  • Likes to give and receive.
  • Will praise themselves and will be boastful of their actions.

Cognitive:

  • Understands opposites - big - small, large, little, round, square.
  • Understands directions and positions. 'Sit in the middle of the circle.'
  • Uses objects and materials to build and create objects. For example: painting a picture to depict something; using clay or play dough to create an object; using sand to build a castle.
  • Answers simples questions.
  • Follows rules, direction and instruction linked to an outcome.
  • Counts through memory recognition, and begins to associate literacy and reading skills.
  • Copies letters and begins understanding the direction of how to write letters.
  • Can match numbers, letters, colours and shapes.
  • Engages in dramatic play, enjoys dressing up in characters.
  • Begins to hold a pencil using the pincer grip.

Language:

  • Speaks fluently, and has a broad range of vocabulary.
  • Tells stories and depicts stories through imagery.
  • Participates in conversation with more than one peer.
  • Experiments with new words and begins to question word meanings.

Reading Skills:

  • Begins to recognise own name.
  • Engages in shared reading of familiar books and repetitive texts.
  • Spends time looking at other prints, books and language patterns; such as different languages.

Literacy Skills:

  • Engages in drawing where writing behaviour occurs.
  • Begins to form letters, numbers and shapes and identifies these.
  • Writes own name, through copying the text.
  • Demonstrates preference of writing hand; left or right hands.
  • Imitates variety of shapes.
  • Draws images and tells the story behind it. Depicts the images in the drawing and relates it to their immediate life and environment.
  • Independently cuts shapes with scissors.

Phoenemic Awareness:

  • Repeats familiar rhyming verses.
  • Understands verses that rhyme together and can memorize jingles.
  • Identifies long sounds and short sounds of the alphabet.