St John's Primary School

Scarborough

Welcome to Kindergarten

Introduction to Kindergarten

We believe that all children are curious and have a sense of wonder about their world. Your child will bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to Kindergarten and have their own theories about the world around them.

Our role is to nurture their thirst for learning and to guide them as they seek answers to their questions. The Kindy  environment is designed to  promote learning through play, collaboration and the expressive arts.

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We Will Remember Them .. Lest We Forget

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In Kindergarten Remembrance Day is a time for us to remember the people who gave their lives during times of war and conflict.

We Will Remember Them .. Lest We Forget

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In Kindergarten Remembrance Day is a time for us to remember the people who gave their lives during times of war and conflict.

Potion Play

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Our fabulous weather provides the perfect opportunity for social and language development, exploration with colours and experimentation with volume and capacity……potion play in Kindy is fun and messy, just how we like it!

Sign Language

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Our Kindergarten children have been learning sign language and discovering that even though we are all different we are the same and are all special. 

 

Kindy Play - St Johns, Scarborough
Kindy Play

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Through kindy play, our beautiful children discover what interests them, they become connected with their own abilities and limitations, they imagine, explore and investigate in their own time. Their social skills develop as they learn how to communicate with their peers and talk to their teachers. Through kindy play the children build vocabulary and memory skills, whilst becoming more motivated to learn. We share large blocks of uninterrupted and unhurried time so that our beautiful kindy children can make sense of the world around them.

 

Fathers Day - Kindy, St John's Scarborough
Father’s Day in Kindy

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On Sunday we honour our father’s, grandfather’s and godfather’s️. We thanked them for their special contribution in our lives. In our Kindy class we understand that by strengthening the father-child relationship, children grow in emotional development. Happy Father’s Day.

 

Magic Bag In Library

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Every Wednesday during our library sessions the Pre Primary and Kindy classes discover clues about the book of the week through ‘Magic Bag.’ This is when five objects related to the book in some way e.g. setting, characters, events, moral or problem etc. are placed in the bag.  Each child has an opportunity to place their hand in their bag, revealing clues about the object and then ultimately trying to guess what the object is. It is a wonderful opportunity to foster learning, stimulate curiosity and learn about the features of books. This week we borrowed a garden gnome from Mrs Erskine for one of our mystery objects for a book called Gnome by Fred Blunt. It is a hilarious book teaching us the value and importance of using our manners.

St John's, Scarborough - Sign Language
Sign Language

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Our Kindergarten children have been learning sign language and discovering that even though we are all different we are the same and are all special. 

Bush Kindy Antarctica

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During bush kindy the children created Antarctica, which included bird watching binoculars  and of course our delicious nature soup.

Bringing Our Inside Learning Outside

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The Kindy children have been exploring outside.

Parachute Game

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Kindy class have introduced the Parachute Game. The sheer excitement and joy of hearing the children playing with a parachute made us all smile. The children were laughing, talking, socialising and most importantly playing outside. The parachute game, besides the fact that it is really fun, teaches children teamwork skills and encourages language opportunities. Rhymes and poems feature to encourage movement and communication, but basically our parachute party game was just really good fun.

St John's, Scarborough - Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey

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Kindy students recently enjoyed a Birds of Prey incursion

Building Relationships

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Buddies build relationships that encourage conversation and trust! Year 3 and Kindy students are enjoying their buddy time.

Kindy Damper Cooking

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Kindy children are learning about what ingredients grown on a farm.  By carefully measuring out the flour, butter and milk the children are making individual loaves of damper for afternoon tea.

Year 3 and Kindy Buddies

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What a beautiful start to our buddy sessions.  Year 3 students selected a piece of good quality literature to present to the Kindy children. They discussed the cover, the story and the important elements to a story. They also had a ‘get to know you’ session with each other. One of our gorgeous Kindy’s captured the session with……..“We just made new friends at our school.”

Poems and Rhymes

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Kindy have had so much fun exploring a variety of poems and rhymes. Exposure to poems and rhymes from an early age creates building blocks for language skills and language development. The playfulness accompanying rhymes encourages a love of language, expands vocabulary and fosters a sense of community.

St John's, Scarborough - Kindy - National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week

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National Reconciliation Week acknowledges the traditional owners of our country. In Kindy we learn to say sorry to our friends and to the past and present owners of our land. We understand that our differences make us special and we want to build strong relationships based on trust and respect. This week in Kindy we learnt about our history and our culture and how we can all contribute to achieving reconciliation.

St John's Scarborough - Bush Kindy Explorers
Bush Kindy Explorers

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St John's Scarborough - Kindy with a Difference
Kindy with a Difference

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A Day in Kindy - St John's School, Scarborough
A Day in Kindy

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Showcasing our Kindergarten program
Showcasing our Kindergarten Program

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St John's Scarborough - Pre Kindy Happy Mothers Day
Happy Mother's Day

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St John's Scarborough - Kindy Teddy Bear's Picnic
Teddy Bear Picnic

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Bush Kindy

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There are so many wonderful components of BUSH KINDY that need to be mentioned. The interactive nature of working collaboratively during bush kindy, enables children to develop their vocabulary. Using nature for self expression and creativity is fun and develops a love of learning. Incorporating our Literacy program into bush kindy sessions increases engagement and comprehension.  When children are outside at one with nature serotonin is released to the brain and therefore increases feelings of happiness.

St John's Scarborough - Kindy Hospital Incursion
Hospital Incursion

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To support and extend the children’s investigations on the topic of doctors and hospitals, we had an excellent presentation from Dr Clare. A brilliant hands on and well resourced incursion that is designed to empower children and care for their emotional well-being in medical settings by introducing them to equipment, and allowing them to be in control of their own experiences. Informative, interesting and FUN.

St John's Scarborough - Kindy Butterflies
Butterflies

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Our Kindy children have been investigating nature. During a recent incursion the children were able to explore insects, spiders, butterflies, scorpions, and stick insects. It was an absolutely incredible experience. Thank you to Louise and Lucy at Butterfly Dreams for keeping us in touch with the world around us.

Yoga

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We do yoga in our Kindy to enhance strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce children’s anxiety and promotes a sense of calmness. Namaste.

Quiet Critters

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To complement our yoga in Kindy, we practise mindfulness. Our quiet critters help children to concentrate on their breathing and focus on being still and calm. Quiet critters are loving and kind just like our beautiful Kindy children.  A big milestone in Kindy when you can stay still.

First Day School Video
Kindy First Week

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What an amazing start to our Kindy year. Lots of laughter and fun has filled our classroom. Our Kindy world is just the best place to be. A fabulous time for children’s first experience of school. In an environment that is organised to encourage curiosity and investigation in a fun, stimulating environment.