Welcome to Prep! We have had such a successful start to the year with students settling into school quickly.



This term we have a heavy focus on phonics- learning the most common sounds the letters of the alphabet make. We will be learning 3 sounds a week and will begin to learn to blend these sounds together to make small words (eg. b-i-g = big). The students are beginning to explore books and starting to recognise letters, sight words and different pictures within the texts we read. Using this information they are beginning to understand that texts can tell us different stories and information. We are also now using our individualised Reading Eggs Program on the iPads.

During writing sessions, students are developing their understanding that written texts are used to communicate thoughts. We are learning how to write short sentences including CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and some sight words (golden and blue words) through the use of dictation. E.g. The cat is on the mat. The students are learning to always include finger spaces between words, a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end of sentences. We are also focusing heavily on handwriting and learning how to form letters the correct way.



This term in Numeracy, students are working on counting forwards to and backwards from 10 together with organised 1-to-1 correspondence when counting and making patterns. We are focusing on naming and identifying two dimensional shapes and following directions for moving objects. We will finish off the term with knowing how to make tally marks and picture graphs using yes/no answers.

Topic: Getting Along

As the Preps settle into their new school environment, we are focusing on learning different social skills to assist them with play out in the yard and when working with others in the classroom. We will also be learning about identifying and correctly managing different emotions. In our classrooms we have been using the Zones of Regulation to discuss our emotions.


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We look forward to having another great first term in Prep. If you would like to contact us further please do so via phone or through the Sentral Parent portal.


Bree Bacon (P22), Jessie Sinclair (P20) and Scott Bloomfield (P21).