October 22nd, 2017
The JK department would like to apologise for the delay in the e corner. This has been due to technical difficulties as a result of the media content on the page.
Our big book for shared reading this week is Winnie the Witch.
The children will read the story and watch the animated version. They will make their own 3D Winnie.https:
Focused vocabulary this week is Halloween related vocabulary such as; witch, broomstick, wand, magic, spell etc.
The letter sound is n. Click here to hear the letter sound song.
This completes our Group 1 letter sounds; s a t i p n.
The children will be assessed on letter recognition and knowledge of beginning sounds in words beginning with Group 1 letters.
The tricky words this week are; I and The.
We are continuing to count 0-5 and working on matching objects with numbers 1-4.
We will also continue working on simple patterns. This time on identifying and completing Halloween themed patterns.
Our Topic this term is All About Me.
The children will work on their own All About Me books. They will continue to look at similarities and differences between people focusing on skin, eye and hair colour. We are also focusing on how to get along with people even if they are different from ourselves.
October 8th, 2017
Our big book for shared reading this week is ‘The Gingerbread Man’
The children will ‘read’ the book and watch an animated version too. We will discuss the characters in the story and talk about story events. They will then make their own Gingerbread Man books and use the book to re-tell the story in their own words.
The book language we will look at is. front and back cover, title and page.
The letter sound this week is ‘p’
The children will identify the letter and words beginning with the p sound. They will write the letter using correct letter formation.
The number of the week is 4.
The children will count groups of objects to 4. order numbers to 4 and write the number using correct letter formation.
Follow the link for a fun 4 activity.
The shape of the week is square.
The children will identify the shape and count the number of sides it has (4).
Our topic cycle is All About Me.
The children will use mirrors to look closely at their faces, paying attention to eye, skin and hair colour. They will then draw a self portrait and paint it to make realistic impressions of themselves.
October 1st, 2017
Our story for shared reading this is week ‘The Three Little Pigs.’
The children will become familiar with book terminology such as front and back cover, title and page.
Through shared reading we will look at reading direction and one to one correspondence between the written and spoken word.
After becoming familiar with the story the children will sequence the story events via a story map and use the story map to retell the story in correct sequence.
The letter of the week is ‘t’. Please click to hear the song. 3 t,tennis
We will sing the song, do the sound action and identify words beginning with s, a and t.
Follow the link for a fun beginning sounds web site.
The number of the week is 3. The shape is triangle.
The book this week is, ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.’
The children will order numbers to 3, count objects to 3 and start to use the mathematical language; big, medium and small.
Follow the link for a fun number 3 activity.
Follow the link to practice working with numbers to 3
They will name the shape, ’triangle’ and count how many sides it has.
Our topic cycle is ‘All About Me.’
This week we will continue working on identifying and naming body parts.
The children will paint self-portraits, paying attention to hair, skin and eye colour.
September 24th, 2017
Our rhyme for shared reading this week is ‘Hickory, Dickory, Dock’.
The children will sing the rhyme, watch an animated version and sequence the events of the rhyme in order to ‘re-read’ it to their friends.
Follow the link for an animation version of the rhyme.
The letter of the week is ‘a’.
The children will sing the accompanying song and identify words beginning with the letter sound. They will attempt to write the letter using correct letter formation.
The link below will help reinforce begging sound concepts.
The number of the week is 2. The shape is heart.
The children will sing a number 2 nursery rhyme. They will identify the number 2 and count objects reliably to 2. They will attempt to write the number using correct number formation.
Follow the links for a fun number 2 math activity and number 2 rhyme.
Our topic cycle is ‘All About Me’.
This week we talk about parts of the body. We will make life sized paintings of a boy and girl in the class and label the body parts. The children will ‘read’ and label a body in their own ‘All About Me’ books.
Follow the link for a song about the body.
September 17th, 2017
Our rhyme for shared reading this week is ‘Humpty Dumpty’. The children will sing the rhyme and watch an animated version of it. They will then sequence the events of the rhyme and practice ‘reading’ it using their finger to point to the words as they say the rhyme.
We will introduce our first letter sound ‘s’. Please remember we teach the letter sound not the name.
Please click on the icon to hear the ‘s’ letter sound song. .1 s,snake
The children will hear the song, see how the letter is written using correct letter formation and try to identify words beginning the ‘s’ sound. They will practice writing the letter and cut out pictures of things beginning with the ‘s’ sound.
The number of the week is 1 and the shape of the week is a circle.
The children will watch number rhymes, count out 1 object, match one object to the number 1 and write the number using correct formation.
Our first topic cycle is ‘All About Me’.
This week the children will draw a picture of themselves for their Portfolios.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you into our Heritage school community! We are both very excited to be teaching at Heritage again this year.
We believe that we have been given a very important responsibility in teaching your child in his/her first year at school. Junior Kindergarten is a crucial time in your child’s development as it is a time when he/she develops rapidly; physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. It is also a time when children are forming attitudes towards education which will underpin all future learning. Therefore, above all we feel that your child’s time in Junior Kindergarten should be educational and fun!
Play is the means by which young children learn and we cannot emphasize its importance enough! We believe that well-planned, purposeful play will engage your child in fun-filled learning experiences and lead to his/her success in achieving the Junior Kindergarten learning outcomes.
We are committed to creating a safe, secure and stimulating environment where your child will be facilitated in developing key learning skills such as listening, speaking, concentration, persistence and the ability to work and play co-operatively with others.
We are very much looking forward to getting to know you and the children this year.
Miss Alison and Miss Gill
Please feel free to contact us at the following e-mail address;
Each child will have a student planner in their bag at all times for communication from home and you can also call the school reception if you wish to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher.
Please make special note of the following:
Your child will need healthy food and plenty of water every day.
The school canteen is available to JK students. Coupons must be bought in advance from the cafeteria. Kindergarten children are not allowed to bring money to buy from the cafeteria.
Please provide your child with a complete change of clothes (not school uniform). In the event that the spare clothes are used, please return a new set the following day.
Please provide your child with a painting overall as soon as possible. It will remain in class all year.
Please provide your child with a large pack of tissues for use in the classroom.
Classroom supplies are provided by the school so please do not let your child bring his/her own pencil case to class.
Toys from home are not allowed at school unless specifically requested.
Footballs are not permitted as they are extremely heavy and can hurt children. Soft balls for use in the garden are fine.
If your child’s travel arrangements change on any given day, please contact the reception in the morning to let them know.
We will update the JK e corner every Sunday so that you can see exactly what we are planning to cover in class on a weekly basis. Look at www.heritageinternationalschool.com and follow the link to JK in the elementary e corner.
JK Teaching Team