We have L3 for K-2 at my school and at my children's school. I'm in the middle of doing my stage 1 L3 training. I've touched a bit on kindy L3 for guided writing and interactive writing and some red level reading.
I think it also depends on the school's plan/goals.
In SA, I've not worked in a school with such a huge focus on sight words. We've always used more of a phonics-based approach, with some high-frequency words to complement the phonics curriculum.
And in regards to WA bullying the parents into starting school too young - great that they've lowered the curriculum expectations to account for the fact that the kids are younger. The thing I disagree with is basically FORCING parents to start their kids in full time school at 4.5 years old,and not letting them wait until the child is 5.5, even if the child isn't ready. My 2nd is starting preschool 2 days per week next year. She will be 4.5. She is bright and capable, but socially and emotionally,there is NO WAY she would have been ready to be in school for 5 full days at 4.5y.o, or in preschool for 2 days at age 3.5, no matter how play based the curriculum is. That's where the individual needs of the child (socially,emotionally and cognitively) should be taken into account,rather than forcing kids into school too early, when Australian law only dictates they need to be in school by age 6. This is what I disagree with. As a mother AND as a prep teacher.
Last edited by cheeeeesecake; 28-08-2016 at 21:30.
I'm so confused with words people are using I'm a bit far behind with intelligence 😁 L3 etc!? What on earth is this.
Those saying 4.5 years old, just to clarify, are you saying a child who is between 4 and 10/11 months the day they start is still 4.5 or 5?
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