This was an independent task and the teacher marked that she was "working towards" the learning goal of writing more than 2 ideas.
ETA - just realised this is the first week of year 1 because of the date and she had the same teacher that she had in kindy for the first two weeks last year but still, she did this independently even though it needs a lot of work.
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Last edited by BigRedV; 31-03-2016 at 20:56.
ETA - ironic to be talking about writing skills & I can see lots of typos ^^. My fingers must be getting too chubby to type
Last edited by cheeeeesecake; 31-03-2016 at 21:11.
Ok now I'm freaking out my 4yo in kinder is meant to be doing more!
Sure, academically just from what I've mentioned here, it's obvious that they didn't do as much. But the kids were so, so much happier at that school. They did so much science work, Italian classes, music classes, computer sessions, all with different teachers - not just their class kindy teacher. So I guess this all detracted from the time they spent on just literacy and numeracy to a certain extent.
Every time I went to help out, all the kids were happy, attentive, generally well-behaved and engaged.
At this school, I see its soooooo focussed on literacy & numeracy. He never mentions that they do anything else except (to use his words) 'all we do is sit and write, there are no activities to do'. They still did a lot of play-based learning last year, and I know the kindy at the Sydney school does not (best friends kid is in the Sydney kindy).
I don't know if it's the right/fair thing to do, but I compared the WA schools naplan results with the Sydney's schools results and honestly, they weren't that different for year 3, I can't remember exactly but they were virtually on par. I don't know if it's good to compare though.
Anyways, I'm not a teacher and I don't profess to know everything but as a measure of a good school, I certainly 'enjoyed' the school last year a lot more.
But yes, I agree on the national curriculum and it certainly has been a steep learning curve for us.
I'm not a teacher like I said and totally misread your question as I thought you meant the handwriting not the content.
This is from my daughter at the end of prep last year, free imaginative writing in class, spelling is pretty bad and her handwriting certainly not perfect but thought you might want to see a sample. I don't believe my sons writing in year 1 in terms of content was that great at the start but as the year progressed and they started with persuasive writing tasks and writers workshops etc he started to improve and now quite enjoys it but it didn't come easily and naturally like with my DD but his spelling is better - they are all so different
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Kinder for you, is the year before prep, right?
Where as Sydney kindy is prep for Melbourne.
Talk about confusing, between kindy, prep, pre primary, reception, you'd think we could standardise the names of the first year of full time school nationally!
I'm clueing on fast!!!
Btw, your little girl has very neat writing!
Persuasive writing is only in National Curriculum from year 2 I thought??
@misho did you know the national curriculum documents can be accessed online? You can also find some work samples for different standards of you are interested.
And I'll repeat myself because it's really true - I do think he has lovely writing :-)
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