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KOTAHI - Transition to school

Konini School offers a transition to school programme open to all 4 year olds who are enrolled at our school to help prepare them for their school learning.


The Kotahi programme allows children to experience learning in a small group setting, providing opportunities for them to experience success. This helps children to feel secure, happy and ready to learn.


The Kotahi programme runs every Wednesday from 8.45am -10.30am, allowing the children to meet their future classmates as well as getting a taste of school life.  Once your child is enrolled we will send you an invitation with five Kotahi visit dates.


In Kotahi we will cover skills that will support starting school building on;


  • Reading, Writing and Maths understandings

  • Listening and turn taking skills


Each session we will work with;


Alphabet skills - talking about and recognising letters and the sounds that they make. Each session we will work with the ‘letter of the day’ through a variety of activities.


Phonics - we will reinforce the sounds of letters with songs and actions to help learn to sound out and read words.


Reading - using big books we will learn about using terminology to support becoming a reader. Reading together we will learn how letters make words and words make sentences.


Writing  - we will be working to make sure that we are learning how to hold the pencil, how to form letters, and to use letters to make words.


Maths -  we will be identifying numbers and making sets to represent numbers, counting in sequence.


Activity -  we will work on an activity to support learning the letter of the day.


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