Category Archives: Foundation

My Family

Category : Foundation , System

We have a great start to our My Family Unit this term!

We have started the unit with the students drawing and discussing who they live with in their homes. This gave the students the opportunity to talk about how their families are the same or different as well as tot talk about the different types of homes we all live in. Next week we will draw a family map which will help students to discuss their extended families. 

An important part of the Literacy Curriculum is speaking and listening. One of the ways that we support students to develop these skills in Prep is through show and tell. Because our focus this term has been My family the students have been asked to bring in a photo of their families and talk about them . Having a prompt for talking has helped the students to develop confidence about what they are sharing and also helps their audience to come up with some great questions


Me at School

Category : Foundation

Me at School

It has been a very busy term in Prep, as the students have settled into school and made new friends.

Our topic for Integrated Curriculum has been Me at School. In this topic we have looked at how to be a good friend, our emotions, what to do at school when you have a problem and the difference between kinder and school.

 As we have moved through the topics the Preps have become more confident in sharing their ideas with each other and have had some insightful conversations. Another activity we did was for the students to collectively come up with rules for their learning areas. The Kookaburras came up with some fantastic ideas such as

  • Looking after our things by putting them away when we are finished
  • Moving safely
  • Listening to others so we all have a turn to talk

The final stage of this topic was a cross curriculum activity where each student created a book called At School I...

We wrote the books in our writing sessions with each student taking on the roles of illustrator and author  to create the texts, illustrations and both the front and back covers of their own book.

     

 

Today we finished the books in class and each student was able to review how their writing had progressed over this term. The students will share their books on the kinder visits early next term and then they will take their books  home to be shared with their families.

Next term's subject is Me and my family and will be a great opportunity for students to learn about each other and the diverse community we live in.


Term 1 Prep Information session

Category : Foundation

Thank you to everyone who came along tonight. I have attached the slides here for those who could not make it and so you can take a look at the links : Prep family Information  

Please let us know if you have any other questions.


Play

Category : Foundation

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!

 

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Welcome to the Prep Blog 2019

Category : Foundation

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

 


Parent Helpers!

Category : Foundation

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!


Capacity

Category : Foundation , System

 

Here are some students in action, exploring some stations as part of our mass and capacity unit.

 


Jobs in our community

Category : Foundation

Here is a video we showed in assembly for any parents unable to make it. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/286840730


3/4 Learning Area celebrates Book Week 2018!

Thank you everyone for making this such a special week!

 

 


Matific!

Parents Please Help!!! We have entered all students into this competition, they will be coming home with log ins soon. It starts August 14th and ends August 20th. You can download the app or use on laptops. The more the students play, the more points and chances we get! Thanks in advance for your support.
More details can be found here: https://www.matific.com/au/en-au/matificgames/warmup