Every year, Kindergarteners meet a lot of challenges during the transition to Primary 1. Some of them take time to adjust in the new environment, including the classroom set up, teachers, load of work, and ways of learning.
To help make the transition smooth, the Kindergarten students have been prepared to move to the next level through different collaborative activities with the Primary 1 teachers and students.
Orientation - K2 students were first oriented about the classroom environment. They experienced lining up outside the classroom and having their own table and chair. Then, the teachers gave detailed explanation about the new activities and tasks that they will have in P1. Students were also encouraged to ask questions to know more about the challenges they are going to meet.
Experiencing the Class - K2 students were given an opportunity to join in P1 classes. They were able to socialize with P1 students and do the class activities together. Most of them were ready to mingle and follow the lead of the older students while some of them took a little while to adjust. Nevertheless, at the end of the class, both K2 and P1 students enjoyed the activities.
Visiting the Primary Library - K2 students were given a tour in the library where they met the librarians. They were oriented about the environment, the rules, and the process of borrowing books. They were also given a chance to read some books which they really enjoyed.
These activities, together with the collaboration of EC and Primary teachers, K2 students will be more ready when they transition to P1. Aside from that, with the involvement and support of their family, they will be able to face the new challenges that will come along their way when they move to P1. Good luck K2 students!
We believe that you will do well in P1!