Kindergarten

Early Stage 1 Maths resources

It is so important that school and home are both working together to support our children in all aspects of their learning.

Mathletics is a great resource which helps your child practise maths skills in a fun way.  Students will begin using this program later in the year.  You are able to access this program at home.  Just ask your teacher for more details.

Attached are some other Maths resources that you might find useful when helping your child at home with their Maths.

 

1-30 chart (docx, 10 KB)

Hundreds chart (docx, 11 KB)

Good for familiarisation with the order of numbers from 1-30 initially, and later on from 1-100

 

Ten frame (docx, 10 KB)

20 frame (docx, 10 KB)

The ten frame is helpful when practising "friends of ten" additions and subtractions. The twenty frame extends these to additions and subtractions to 20.

 

0-9 number flashcards (docx, 10 KB)

These cards can be printed and cut out to practise numbers, make 2 digit numbers and to play games.  (tip - print out 2 or 3 copies )

 

Before and after (docx, 11 KB)

This includes a blank template and examples with different numbers.  Children identify which two numbers come before or after the middle number.  (Can be done with smaller numbers and larger numbers.)

 

More to come.....

 

Kindergarten is an important year of schooling as children formally begin to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Our whole school community will help your child adjust to school and help them to feel comfortable.

When to start school

Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday.

When to start your child at school is an individual decision. You may want to discuss this with us or with your child's preschool teacher, carer or doctor.

Transition to school

We have a set of planned activities to assist your child to make a smooth transition to Kindergarten. Research indicates that children who settle quickly into school are more likely to be socially competent and achieve better results. Contact us to find out about our activities and how you can be involved.

Preparing for Kindergarten

You can help your child prepare for Kindergarten and be organised for the first day. Watch what happens on a typical day in Kindergarten classrooms. Visit our school to help your child feel more comfortable and to start getting to know people there.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment

The best start assessment is a tool to help teachers assess your child's skills as they enter school, and to tailor teaching to their individual needs. Teachers will sit with your child when they start school to assess your child's literacy and numeracy skills so that they can develop an appropriate teaching program that caters for your child.