A Fearless Start To Kindergarten
Wollondilly Anglican College’s Transition program is specially designed to assist children to adapt to and learn the structures of schooling prior to starting in Kindergarten. Our 2 or 3-day programs provide wonderful opportunities for your child to begin socialisation with a larger group of children and adults. The programs have greatly assisted our students in making a smooth and fearless start into full-time schooling in Kindergarten.
Why Transition over Daycare?
Many Daycares will provide a level of education that is very much determined by their children’s own interests and willingness to participate. Our programs take a more structured, although at the same time, gentle approach to learning. Children spend part of each day in structured learning situations where they are shown and helped to follow instructions and participate in a positive and helpful manner. These are essential skills that are used to help your child successfully transition into a normal school environment.
What do Transition students learn throughout the year?
Throughout the year, your child will be introduced to Early Stage One outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy. Examples include;
- Learning numbers 1 to 10
- Counting to and from 20
- Addition and subtraction
- Single consonant sounds and short vowel sounds
- Rhyme, segmenting and blending
- Learn to write simple CVC words as well as learn
- How to hold a pencil, write letters and numbers.
- Development of fine and gross motor skills
- Families and communities
- Australian and farm animals.
- Exposure to varied and rich sources of literature
- Devotions and Christian studies
- Singing and dancing each day.
What does a normal day look like for Transition?
Each day starts with roll call and devotions, this also includes and time for singing and dancing. A Phonics lesson is usually the first formal lesson of the day. Students will then have a ‘Fruit Stop’ that involves some free play and a snack of fruit to break up classroom time. Transition then also participate in a Mathematics lesson and a literature lesson (Prelit) each day. During the week, each class will participate in group rotations, fine motor activities, Library lessons, PE lessons.