Little Kiwis offers a professionally planned Near-Five transition programme, preparing your child for Primary School. Children will have the opportunity to improve literacy and numeracy skills, as well as learning information technology skills through computer training sessions.
Programme Procedure & Duration:
The Pre-Primary Transition Programme usually begins when children turn 4½ years old, and continues on until they turn 5 years old. This is typically a six month programme, and it seeks to assist children to achieve levels of numeracy and literacy skills that will help them confidently and competently enter into Primary School Education. The transitioning children will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour every day taking part in programme activities, during lunchtime while the younger children are sleeping. This is an excellent time for teachers to focus specifically on each of these children’s Pre-Primary needs.
- Our Pre-Primary programme is based on the five strands of Te Whariki: Well-being, Belonging, Contribution, Communication and Exploration.
- NUMERACY: Children develop numeracy skills: through numeracy activities and communication, learning with and alongside others, feeling happy to contribute and communicate while exploring.
- LITERACY: Children develop literacy skills: through literacy activities and communication, learning with and alongside others, feeling happy to contribute and communicate while exploring.
- Our children’s well-being is the first priority. We seek to interact personally with the children during this time, ensuring that they feel comfortable and socially competent in their learning.
- We make observations of the children’s learning; assess if they are comfortable taking part in the activities; assess their ability to complete them; evaluate programme content on its suitability for the age group; evaluate programme content on its effectiveness and enjoyment imparted for children’s learning.