Prep

TERM 3 IN PREP

 

Term 3 is a busy term for us! We have started the term with great excitement and enthusiasm.

 

As part of our integrated studies the Prep unit of work is ‘Just Dance.’ This unit of work is based on the Victorian Curriculum area of The Arts with a main focus on strand of ‘Dance.’ During integrated sessions students will design backgrounds, investigate different types of performers and what they do, learn dance routines, practice performing on a stage and getting into character with wearing costumes. To showcase what students have learnt this term there will be a whole school concert on Thursday 14th September.

 

 

The Preps will take part in literacy workshop sessions twice a week. During these sessions students will learn the letters and sounds of our focus word of the week, practice word building, spelling, rhyming, how to blend sounds and segment the word of the week through hands on word work stations. These stations include language experience, handwriting/sentence writing, word building and ICT activities.

 

In reading, students will focus on comprehension strategies such as predicting, visualizing, retelling stories, checking for understanding, sequencing and making connections to texts (text to self). The implementation of the CAFÉ reading program will be continued in reading sessions. This program focuses on engaging all students in daily literacy instruction based around four areas of reading which are Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand vocabulary. In writer’s workshop sessions, students will continue with correct letter formation, capital letters at the beginning of sentences, full stops at the end of sentences, the inclusion of finger spaces, constructing simple sentences, typing sentences using Word processing programs e.g. Microsoft Word and learning how to write recounts, narratives and descriptive writing. The Preps will continue integrating the VCOP program into writing sessions. The letters stand for Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation. This engaging writing program is based around talk time. Students will continue ‘Show and Tell’ this term within their own class to build students Speaking & Listening skills. Classroom teachers will devise a class roster so parents know when their child will be having their turn. Some of the topics students will be focusing on this term for Show and Tell are what performer would I like to be, favourite song and dance, Book Week and Father’s Day.

 

In Numeracy sessions, students will focus on counting and comparing, will learn positional language through position and movement, sort, describe and name 2D shapes and 3D objects in the environment, addition, subtraction, division (sharing) and following a short sequence of instructionos. Students will complete a variety of activities such as maths games, interactive and hands on activities, the use of ICT through iPad apps and teacher explicit groups.

 

For classroom based Digi Tech sessions, students will continue developing their understanding of how technology works as well as building their skills in using technology. They will focus on algorithms (list of steps/instructions), tinkering, programming, Technology: Past and Present, cyber safety and exploring components of digital systems. Students will complete a variety of activities in areas of plugged learning (using a device), unplugged learning (no device), the use of robotics and software programs e.g. DB Primary and Purple Mash.

 

 

Prep Grades Special Events, Excursions and Incursions for Term 3

  • 100 Days of Prep celebration day Friday 4th August
  • Whole School Concert Rehearsal Monday 11th September
  • Whole School Concert Thursday 14th September

 

We look forward to a fun filled term with lots of learning and achievements!

 

From the Prep Team

Lesley Campbell, Pania Malesevic, Emma Jepson & Kirsty Courtis