Prep

 WELCOME TO TERM 3  & PREP!

English

In English, Preps are continuing to explore the alphabet and the most common sounds letters make through the Read/Write Inc. phonics program. In Reading and Viewing, Prep students are working in a variety of group settings. They are reading aloud with developing fluency using short texts with some unfamiliar words and supportive images, such as photos and illustrations. When reading, they are using their knowledge of sounds and letters, high frequency words and punctuation to make meaning. In Writing, the Preps are building on their knowledge of the relationships between letters and sounds to write simple texts. In formal handwriting sessions, the Prep students are being taught how to form upper and lower case letters correctly. In Speaking and Listening, Prep students are given the opportunity to use and extend their skills in a variety of contexts. Prep students are also further developing their reading and listening skills via the Reading Eggs website, which includes a range of online books and reading activities.

Mathematics

In Mathematics, Prep students participate in hands on activities to develop their understandings of Number. They are learning how to connect number names numerals and quantities, count on from the largest number, connect time to different events in a day. 

Inquiry Unit

In our Inquiry Unit, the students learn about ‘A Healthy Me’.  Students will identify personal strengths, name parts of their body and describe how their body is growing and changing.  Students will also practise personal and social skills to display when interacting.  Swimming is being run for the first two weeks of the term.  Students will learn how it relates to their health, fitness and wellbeing. Students will be able to recognise and follow safety symbols and procedures at home and in water environments.

Investigations

Twice a week, students take part in Investigation sessions. The investigation activities promote creativity, imagination and scope for students to invent and explore.  Students are encouraged to share their experiences and learning with the class.  During investigations teachers observe and document student’s key skills, needs, strengths and interests to further plan and implement appropriate experiences and set further learning and development objectives.


Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4pm

Weekend: Closed

Address: 7/21 Almands Ave, Roxburgh Park VIC 3064

Phone: (03) 9303 9335

Email: Roxburgh.park.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au>