TERM FOUR IN PREP
In Term 4 we welcome you back to our last term of Prep.
This year has gone by so quickly, but we have one more term left
of exciting and meaningful learning opportunities.
We have missed the Preps during Terms two and three
with remote learning and are thrilled to be back in the classroom with them!
This term in reading, students will revise vital decoding and comprehension strategies
learnt throughout the year.
Our focuses will explore reading and writing for enjoyment,
giving the students more choice on our mentor text of the week.
Throughout these books, we will further explore making connections with texts,
characters and setting as well as practise comprehension strategies of predicting and summarising.
Preps are learning to extend their writing to include more than one sentence. They are reminded to always include finger spaces between words, a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end of sentences. They are also consolidating their understanding of writing a recount - using words like first, next, finally. To support oral language development, Preps will continue frequent turn and talk opportunities during lessons as well as practising speaking to an audience about our weekends.
At home it is still important that students regularly practise using their knowledge of sounds
to read words during home reading, as well as their sight words.
Our main learning intentions we will be focusing on this term in Literacy are:
I can use the words, sentences and pictures to help me understand what I read.
I can name upper and lowercase letters and the most common sound they make.
I can put sounds together to read basic consonant-vowel-consonant words; eg. dog, map, fix.
I can retell a story in order.
I can recognise some sight words within the books I read.
I can make predictions about the book.
I can put spaces between words.
I can begin to use a capital letter at the start of my sentence and for names.
I can use a full stop at the end of my sentence.
I can write some sight words correctly.
I can begin to write to show my ideas using sound knowledge
I can form some letters the right way and hold my pencil correctly.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING:
I can hear and say rhyming words.
I can put sounds together to say the word.
I can pull words apart to hear the sounds.
This term is an opportunity to revise all concepts we have covered in mathematics. In Number and Algebra, students will consolidate their knowledge of numbers up to 20, addition, subtraction, division and using toy money during play.
We will further explore measurement concepts such as capacity (full & empty), mass (heavy & light),
basic 2D and 3D shapes and the days of the week.
Finally, students will continue to develop their understanding of collecting simple yes/no data
and representing this in a table or a graph.
Our main learning intentions we will be focusing on this term in Numeracy are:
NUMBER AND ALGEBRA:
I can match number names given verbally, numerals and collections from 0 to 10, and then beyond.
I can count forwards and backwards to and from 20 and order, value and read numbers to 20
I can solve addition problems.
I can solve subtraction problems.
I can share things fairly into groups.
MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY:
I can compare objects full and empty (capacity).
I can compare and order time and say the days of the week.
I can name two-dimensional shapes.
I can name three-dimensional shapes.
STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY:
I can make a tally or picture graph using yes/no answers.
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We look forward to having another great term in Prep.
If you would like to contact us further please do so via phone or through the Sentral Parent portal.
Jessie Sinclair (P20) and Bree Bacon (P22)