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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindy ready for the Easter Egg HuntOur teachers this year are Mrs Attwood, Mrs Butler, Mrs Kinnear, Mrs Waterford and Miss Koch.

We are a grade of enthusiastic students who have been keen to learn to read and write since the beginning of term one. All of our Kindergarten teachers are currently undertaking training in L3 (Literacy, Language and Learning in the Classroom), and they are so pleased with our results. It is important that we practise our reading and writing at home so that we can become more confident in all areas of Literacy.

In Kindergarten we engage in a variety of Mathematical activities using our Smartboard, classroom computers and hands on learning experiences. We like counting to 100 and using objects to add on, take away, make groups and share into groups.

Kihleika

We love our classrooms and throughout the year we have been decorating them with visual arts activities related to our grade themes. In term one we made characters from Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales and dressed up for a parade in our school hall. In term two we focused on our ‘On the Farm’ unit and in term three we are creating gardens in our rooms with caterpillars, butterflies, worms, snails and frogs. In term four we will be making sea creatures to transform our classrooms into an underwater learning environment.

We enjoy Mini Minstrels music lessons with Mrs Oliver where we sing, play instruments and move to music. Kindergarten are currently preparing two special songs for the Inverell Eisteddfod, where we will go on the stage at the Town Hall to sing for our friends and families in the audience.

When we came to school we learnt about the "You Can Do It!" characters who have helped us become successful and confident learners. Gabby Get Along, Pete PerKK on Nursery Rhyme Daysistence, Connie Confidence, Ricky Resilience and Oscar Organisation have helped us to collect keys for our key books and most of us have achieved awards at assemblies throughout the year.

We like to stay active and healthy by beginning the day with PE and eating our favourite healthy fruit. Each week we participate in a variety of sports activities to develop coordination and movement skills. Later in term 3, we are looking forward to our Infants Athletics Carnival where we can put all our skills into action.

We love coming to school at Ross Hill everyday where we can play with our friends in the "You Can Do It!" garden, read books in the library and use the fixed equipment around the school. Our classrooms are bright, colourful and friendly places for us to learn. In Kindergarten, we enjoy showing visitors the wonderful learning that we do everyday inside and outside our classrooms.

Kindy Kids in Action
Milly
Kindy Kids in Action
Montannah
Kindy Kids in Action
Micaiah, Emarni, Jessica, India
Kindy Kids in Action
KW


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  Kindergarten Life
A journal about life in kindergarten at Ross Hill.

Cooperative Play in Kindy

This term we commenced our ‘Cooperative Play’ afternoons. These sessions involve all five Kindergarten classes combining to help develop our social and creative abilities. We get to play, share and establish new friendships.

Cooperative Play
Christine, Jamara and Emma
Cooperative Play
Emarni and Ella
Cooperative Play
Jack and Ashtyn
Cooperative Play
Cooperative Play

 

30th July 2013

 


Autumn in the Park with Kindergarten

During Term 2 Kindergarten students participated in an ‘Autumn in the Park’ excursion. We enjoyed a range of activities such as leaf building, leaf rubbing, egg and spoon races and playing with the parachute. We had loads of fun and couldn’t wait to get back to school to share our exciting adventures.

Clay with Parent helpers
KV
Clay with Parent helpers
KW
Clay with Parent helpers
Logan

 

25th June 2013

 


Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Day

As part of our Term 1 unit on Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales, Kindergarten are having a fun filled dress-up day and we would like to invite you to come along and share in the fun. The day will start with a Dress-up Parade of characters in the school hall at 10:00am. To ensure that our costumes remain a surprise, could you please send your child to school in their costume. Parents please meet us at the hall. For more information download the note.

5th March 2013

 


Notes from Kindy Teachers

You can download notes from the first two weeks of kindergarten at Ross Hill here:

Week One (Jan 30th)

Week Two (Feb 18th)

 

18th February 2013

 


Clay Pigs in the Artroom

On Friday 8th June, KF visited Mrs Walburn in the art room to make clay pigs. This art lesson linked with our learning about Farms and farm animals. We all had lots of fun gettting our hands dirty and learning about clay and how to mould it to specific shapes. Thank you to our helpers on the day; Mrs O'Brien, Tony and Julie, Lea, Jaime, Heidi, Krista and Joanne. A special thank you to Mrs Walburn for her excellent teaching of the skills we needed to make our pigs. We can't wait to do it again!!

Clay with Parent helpers
Clay with Parent helpers
Clay with Parent helpers
Darcy and his Grandmother
Clay with Parent helpers
Hunter and Dad
Clay with Parent helpers
Kalem and Mum
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12th June 2012

 


Kindergarten Autumn Excursion

Next week, as Kindergarten Rewards Day, the Ross Hill Kindergarten classes are walking to Campbell Park for some fun autumn activities. We will leave at approximately 10:30am and be back at school around 1:00pm in time for lunch. While we are there we will be having a picnic recess, participating in group activities and then returning to school.
Excursion Date: Thursday 24th May, 2012

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22nd May 2012

 


Kindergarten Music

On Friday the 18th of May 2012 KF and KH students had a shared music lesson with Mrs Oliver. We loved our singing and keeping the beat on our knees. Most of all, we loved playing music with our boomwhackers. .

Callan and Jack
Callan and Jack
Indiana and the Boomwacker
Indiana and the Boomwacker
Mrs Oliver and Kalem
Mrs Oliver and Kalem
Sophie playing the Boomwhacker
Sophie and the Boomwacker
18th May 2012

 


Rewards Day

It's hard to believe that our Kindergarten students have been at school for six weeks! They have learnt so much about school already! Nigel at Kindergarten Rewards DayKobi at Kindergarten Rewards Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During Week 5, the children rotated around all Kindergarten classrooms for special activity time as part of their Rewards Day. It was a great opportunity for all Kindergarten students and teachers to get to know each other and all children enjoyed visiting other classrooms.

Our Kindergarten children are very lucky to have such a great team of Release Teachers on Wednesdays. On this day the students enjoy time in the library, music and sport as well as their regular lessons. Below are some photos taken of the children having a ball in the hall during sport. Hunter at Kindergarten Rewards Day

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13th March 2012

 

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