Years I to 5
During Years 1 to 5, our aim is to develop the speaking, thinking, literacy and numeracy skills which are so vital for your child’s foundation years.
At the beginning of each term you will receive all the material for the term. This includes all unit booklets, and resources from the College library. In Term one you will also receive your Soundwaves text (Scrapbook & Student Workbook) and a selection of art materials and stationery to help you set up your school kit. In term two you will also be provided with your iMaths Student Workbook.
Our teaching staff also offer weekly Online sessions with students from each class, and this provides an opportunity for students to interact with each other under teacher guidance, to enjoy various educational games and activities together.
Children learn in many different ways, but they all benefit from hands-on participation. Children learn and interact with the world via their senses. They need to see, touch, taste, smell or hear actual objects while learning (using ‘concrete’ materials).
Just remember that you are just a call away from one of our friendly teaching staff who are ready to support you and offer you some solutions should you need them.
Reading to Your Child
Reading Bible stories, other stories, poetry and magazines or comics to your child is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy written language together. Try to find time each day to read with your child. This is an excellent way to develop oral language and the skills of prediction and reflection.
‘Prediction’ asks your child to forecast what will happen using the information they already have from the story, and also their life experiences; they use this to make reasonable judgements.
‘Reflection’ asks your child to think carefully about what they have just heard or read. It may be an important discovery for your child, a revelation, or a means for them to link ideas that have been forming for a while.