Level 7 Possums, School Readiness Stage 1 (3 – 4 years)

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Possums love to hang, swing, climb, run, gallop, hop and somersault, in fact they love all movement! They are also becoming far more social and enjoy playing with other children and able to work more independently from their parent.

Level 7 Possum School Readiness Stage 1, runs for a full year with each term building on the skills and abilities acquired in the previous term. During this year we start to introduce activities that encourage the children to think and move automatically at the same time. This is critical for efficient and inspired learning at school.

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LEVEL 7 POSSUMS ACTIVITIES FOR AUTOMATIC THINKING AND MOVING

To ensure your child is ready for kindy, prep and school, our Level 6 Possum program:

  • Provides Sensory Motor Perceptual Stimulation equipment circuits that promote sensory integration and laterality. It is very important for those children of this age who need further consolidation of these stages.
  • Encourages automaticity of movement patterns by increasing the number and complexity of cross pattern activities e.g. crocodiles, the use of the opposite arm or leg in throwing, walking, running, marching, as well as hopping, marching and skipping.
  • Encourages greater team work, lining up and following 3 or 4 instructions from the teacher or the CD’s for both the dances and the exercises.
  • Includes lots of activities like games and relays where children need to remember instructions and perform the actions at a faster speed in a group situation with less help from their parents.
  • Help develop visual and auditory sequencing that are critical skills for reading, writing and following instructions. These tasks require advanced processing from the brain and when a child can achieve them it indicates that this is happening.
  • Incorporates specific activities that help your child to consolidate their left and right side awareness as well as directionality which is important for reading and writing as it helps them to see the difference between “b” and “d” and “p” and “q”.
  • Auditory work including counting and activities that require attention and concentration.
  • Word sequential visualisation work, using a word sequential reading series, and visual exercises.
  • Fine motor skill development through finger plays and action rhymes as well as crossing under the overhead ladder and swinging on the trapeze.
  • Balance and coordination by climbing, swinging, hanging, tumbling and moving along equipment in specific and challenging ways.
  • Group work with and without parents.

CHILDREN WILL MOVE TO LEVEL 8, EMU SCHOOL READINESS CLASSES STAGE 2 WHEN THEY ARE:

  • In the year before going to Prep
  • Ready for challenging balance and motor tasks
  • When they can follow complex instructions