Children learn through creative, thematic units that relate to their lives and capture their natural curiosity. Learning is active, engaging and fun. Children are supported to learn and develop knowledge and skills at their own unique pace. They are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways including play.
The Winpenny Kinder Route Planner shows the units that children are learning about this year.
In Kinder 2, our students use a programme from the UK called Jolly Phonics to begin to learn how to read and write in English. Teaching is multi-sensory; visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The fun actions, stories, and songs help children to make quick progress in early reading and writing skills.
In Kinder 3 children consolidate their early reading and writing skills from Kinder 2. Using Jolly Phonics, children learn the first 42 letter sounds in English. The approach is multi-sensory, so each letter sound is learned with actions, songs and stories. Children learn correct letter formation, how to blend sounds together and segment words to read and write new words. They also learn how to read and spell ‘tricky words’, common English words that do not follow phonics rules.