Play is a very important part of learning. During Developmental Play, students get to practice the skills we have been learning in class and often feel more confident to express their ideas. Working with their friends they learn to negotiate and how to listen to others ideas. They also use this time to work with new friends and learn to see the value in others. But most of all play is fun!
It has been a great start to Prep this year.
As well as learning about the routines of school and how to make new friends we have made a start with out literacy and numeracy subjects.
In writing today we had a go at drawing and writing a response to our science experiment!
In Numeracy we have been working on matching numerals to collections. This has led to some great discussions around which numbers are larger and the students have been using the language of more and less.
In our classrooms we have WOW work walls. These walls will show the amazing work that the students have been doing.
Wee look forward to seeing everyone at the Prep BBQ next week and the information session on the 27th
We have been very lucky with all the wonderful parent helpers we have had so far this year and the students love seeing their family members in the learning space with them.
It is not too late to help out either with reading or with one of our upcoming excursions.
To help with these events you will need a working with children check, which you can apply for at http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au and unfortunately, we can’t have younger siblings tag along.
As part of our inquiry unit we will be exploring our local area and will be going for a community walks on the morning of Monday the 22nd of October, we would love to have some parent helpers to come along and help us investigate our environment and the types of rubbish we find.
Prep B and C will bb 9:50 to 10:40 (just after assembly) and A will be 10:40 to 11:30.
Swimming runs from the 3rd of December to the 14th of December and we will need parent helpers to walk with us to and from the pool. We will know session times closer to the date but it is likely to be after lunch.
Please see one of the Prep teachers to sign up to help!
On Monday, 20th August we will be celebrating Book Week. At assembly we will have our Book Week parade where students come dressed as their favourite character. Please start talking to your child about their outfit for Book Week. It is great if they can use clothes and props from home. We love the homemade variety!!
Following the assembly, students will be involved in cross-age art activities based on the short-listed books.
It promises to be a fun day for all!