The Western Australian Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines were released mid last year. During these holidays I have been having a deeper look at them and trying to organise the information into a format that suits my style. I started by organising the information from the Learning and Development Areas into a format that allows me to find the information I need easily. I came up with the following format which shows the focus of each learning and development area and the evidence. You can download a copy here: KINDY CURRICULUM GUIDELINES
After I put this together I wanted to see how the evidence linked to the Australian Curriculum so I sorted each of the evidence indicators into the Australian Curriculum learning areas. I decided to make these into term planners. Here’s a sample of the Health and Physical Education one.
I had difficulty finding a learning area for some of the evidence indicators or felt they spanned a number of different areas. These were put into an overarching integrated areas term planner.
These indicators, for example:
1.1 – initiate and join in play with enjoyment and satisfaction
1.1 – join in group activities, such as singing and dancing to songs
1.1 – approach new situations with a positive attitude
1.2 – make decisions and choices and describe options
I’m planning to use the term planners to help me plan and keep track of what I have covered so far.
***** UPDATE *****
You can now purchase the term planners at my teacherspayteachers store if you’re interested. LINK: WA KINDY GUIDELINES TERM PLANNERS