That all should be happening at the start of their first year of formal education by the end of first term my son moved on from sight words and was reading books at the end of the year he could read quick well and confidently. Do they bring home readers home daily?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 30 of 66
03-09-2013 13:18 #21
03-09-2013 13:21 #22
My daughter starts prep next year (will be 5) - she cant read - im not trying to teach her either though? She LOVES books and we have hundreds of them - we read every night before bed. If i dont read she looks at the pics and makes the stories up - she also 'reads' to her sister this way.
She knows all her letters by sight and can write all the letters - she can write her name, her sisters name and mum and dad etc. She is only just beginging to work out what letter belongs to what ie cat is a c - we play games in the car.
I just figured the next logical step was she would learn to read or start to learn in prep???
03-09-2013 13:45 #23
03-09-2013 14:08 #24
Kimberleygal - what you might find is that what they are expecting now, in WA schools, is more than you would have been expected to do at that year level. Most schools should be following the Australian Curriculum in Numeracy and Literacy now and the expectations are much more in line with what Vic and NSW have been teaching for many, many years. Add to that the fact that they changed the entry to mid-year, so (some) children are younger than they were not that long ago (but again, in line with other states now).
DD will turn 6 in late Dec and is in pre-primary. It is expected that they can read books themselves like "I see a dog, I see a cat" etc, she is onto the next level so a page will read something like "I like big dogs. Can you see two big dogs?" etc and the teacher anticipates she will start chapter books by mid-year1 based on her current learning. For maths they have started doing addition and subtraction of two digits in vertical arrangement (no carrying) - which I know the PPs I taught a couple of years ago were not doing.
I don't know if all the kids can do these, but they should definitely all be able to do single digit addition and subtraction.
03-09-2013 14:36 #25
I teach in nsw and no way would I expect a child who has just started school to read a book or add 2 digit numbers.
03-09-2013 14:40 #26
The Following User Says Thank You to Chippa For This Useful Post:
03-09-2013 14:41 #27
03-09-2013 14:42 #28
03-09-2013 14:46 #29
I think a lot is to do with the new curriculum. My DS1 turned 5 in late may and is in prep, he gets a buttload of reading and sight words homework, 2 home readers a night. He's recently been put up to level 7 of home readers but the class average is level 3. Some are higher some are lower. But my friend whose son was in prep in 2011 didnt even do home readers in prep (same school and teacher) yet they expect so much of the kids now.
I definitely agree with focusing on developing a love for books and reading. We have 2 huge bookcases full of books and we read constantly.
If your already reading to him, your doing a great job
Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app
03-09-2013 14:48 #30
The Following User Says Thank You to peanutmonkey For This Useful Post:
By Renesme in forum General ChatReplies: 19Last Post: 26-10-2013, 23:31
By mim1 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 11Last Post: 26-10-2013, 09:59
By threechooks in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 15Last Post: 12-12-2012, 20:52
Tags for this Thread
Transition into Parenthood / Calmbirth SydneyJulie's Transition into Parenthood and Calmbirth courses for pregnant couples will get you ready, prepared and ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
I am... #20General Chat
Loan for a businessFamily Finances
Lunch box ideas that doesn't include sandwichRecipes & Lunchbox Ideas
Pelvic floor exercises - extra helpGeneral Health
Inheritance WWYDGeneral Chat