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Pilgrim Wood Public School









K1 – Ms. Blakley, OCT 


 Mrs. Senaratne, DECE



K2 – Ms. Gordon, OCT 


Ms. Bhogal, DECE


Ms. Whitall,EA



K3 - Ms. O'Driscoll


Mrs. Dailiwal, DECE


Ms. Nezic, EA

How can you support your child?


  • Providing educators with important information that is relevant to your individual child that supports their needs


  • Becoming involved in your child’s learning experiences (i.e. both in and out of the classroom)


  • Ask your child open-ended questions about their learning and exploration


  • Bring your family culture into the school








Full Day Kindergarten Document:


Ministry Information: Kindergarten Handbook: tariat/kindergarten/files/Kindergarte nGuide.pdf

How will I know what is happening in the

classroom and how well my child is doing?




  • classroom websites, blogs or newsletters


  • notes in mailbag


  • phone calls to discuss progress and concerns


  • emails


  • learning stories including pictures with anecdotal notes


  • mutually arranged interviews


  • classroom observations (Year 1-February and May; Year 2 - November)


  • goal setting reports (Year 2-November; Year 1-June)


  • report cards (SK-February and June)



Please do not hesitate to call the school to speak to us, or send an email, or write a note in your child’s communication book with regard to any questions, concerns, clarifications or progress updates.



Inquiry Focus in Kindergarten


Children engaged in play begin to wonder and experiment as they interact with materials, the learning environment, and their peers. During play, they test initial ideas, ask more questions, and retest their new thinking. Their theories are validated or challenged all through this process. The educators observe and wonder along with the children, and ask further questions to help the children clarify and test their theories. For example:


Inquiry Focus: Who lives in a community?


Personal Social - Dramatic play areacan be set up as a Grocery Store, Restaurant etc.


Language - Writing grocery lists, orcreate menus for restaurant. Reading and retelling stories about community helpers.


Mathematics - Representing surveydata using graphs (i.e.,Which restaurant is your favourite?)


Using 3 dimensional solids to construct community buildings.


Number search using house addresses, telephone numbers and incorporating those into our three dimensional communities



Science & Technology –Drawing andwriting plans for building specific buildings using blocks. Exploring local maps and creating their own personal maps.



The Arts – Constructing houses usingdifferent open-ended materials (e.g. clay, popsicle sticks etc.).


Health and Physical Education


Taking community walks.


Importance of Outdoor Play


The outdoor world offers an abundance of resources and materials for supporting problem solving and innovating. Educators and children can interact in a variety of learning environments, including the schoolyard, fields, and trails in the school neighbourhood. Plants and animals (e.g., an insect) that are found in the outdoors can give rise to many wonderings and discoveries. For example, the opportunity to observe the changes in the seasons from the perspective of a tree can lead to rich questions, discussion, and further learning. Children’s imaginations are activated as they try to use natural materials for various purposes and to explore and care for the natural environment.


Program Learning Areas



  • Belonging and Relating

  • Self- Regulation

  • Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours

  • Problem Solving and Innovating