Kindergarten/Year 1 Daley
Welcome to K/1D's Homepage!
To the Parents/caregivers and children in K/1D
Hopefully this sheet will help to answer any questions you have regarding your child's schooling. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to approach me after class or make a formal appointment through the school's front office.
Students in Kindergarten have settled into the primary school routine extremely well. Similarly, the Year 1 students are adjusting to a new teacher and responding well to the change. To assist the class in developing a routine, daily routine cards are displayed in our room. For consistency, most days involve two hours of literacy (Reading, writing, spelling, grammar) in the morning, followed by mathematics after recess.
Composite Class Structure
Due to the number of enrolments in Kindergarten and Year 1 this year, a composite class has been established to help cater for the individual needs of all students. For various class-based and primary-based activities, students are grouped according to their academic levels. Please be assured that the needs of all students will be met.
All writing and colouring materials required for Kindergarten and Year 1 are provided by the school. For health and safety reasons, please do not send pencil sharpeners, erasers or textas to school. These items are often lost and misused at school (e.g., ink markings on uniforms). Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
All students are required to have a folder/A4 pencil case to protect their home reader book. Each night, students will be required to read the book that is sent home with them. Home reading books will be levelled according to your child's reading level. The home reading program is very successful in helping children develop reading skills. Children will receive special milestone certificates as they reach 25 nights, 50 nights, 75 nights and 100 nights of home reading. I strongly urge all parents to dedicate a small portion of time each night to listening to your child read. Assisting children in their reading development is crucial in the early years of schooling.
Students will attend one library session each week. This will be each Wednesday morning from 8.30am – 9.30am. Students will require a labelled library bag in order to borrow books.
If you are able to dedicate any of your time throughout the week to help out with changing home readers, reading groups or maths groups, please see me. Any help is always appreciated. Please be sure to sign in at the school office prior to coming into the classroom. A ‘prohibited employment declaration' form must also be filled out by any person who works in the school.
Homework will be given out each Monday during class. Students will receive a coloured sheet (green= Kinder, blue = Yr 1) along with a sight work practice sheet. Please keep these sheets in a clear display folder or paste one edge into a homework book (as the sheets are back to back). Homework is due Friday and if handed in late, will not be marked until the following week.
Black shoes are to be worn every day except Fridays when white joggers are acceptable. School hats are compulsory everyday (No hat, no play policy).
We have sport on Friday morning at 9.50am. The current program is being run by "Sport in Schools". This involves a variety of activities covering a wide range of sporting skills. Alternative sport is organised for those who don't participate in this program. I encourage all parents to consider the Sport in School program as it is a great opportunity for children to use equipment that is not available to our school.
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday at school please send in cup cakes or individual bags, pieces/ slices. Please avoid nut-based products.
Please be mindful of children in our school that suffer food allergies. Please no nuts or nut based products and/or egg products in school lunches.
Fruit Break (Crunch and Sip)
Each day at 9.30/9.45am children are given a five minute break to have a piece of fruit or vegetable and a drink of water.
Drop Off/Pick up
Thank you to all parents for remaining under/near COLA in afternoons. As you can understand this is a busy time when students and teachers are packing up, handing out notes and giving information for the following day. When children see and hear family and friends outside they are often distracted which makes this a much longer process.
News items may be brought in from home, however, these are the child's responsibility to care for. We request that all children place their toys in the storeroom during class time. We cannot guarantee the safety of these items during breaks. Please do not send expensive or irreplaceable items. As we progress throughout our units of work your child may be required to give a topic talk rather than news. You will be informed of this closer to the dates. (No ‘McDonald's' toys please).
I thank you in anticipation for your assistance with the above information. Please do not hesitate to speak with me to discuss any needs your child might have. I am confident that this year will be extremely productive and educationally enriching for all of the students at Wadalba Community School.
Miss Leah Daley