The first few weeks have been busy already – congratulations to our winners at the House Cross Country and to Laver for being the overall winners! Thank you to our Student Government for the recent ANZAC Day Service.
We loved having our Marvellous Mums and Lovely Ladies for the morning to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend – a wonderful day to celebrate everything our Mums and Ladies do for us Preps! We think the relaxation massage by the kids on their Mums was gorgeous!
As the term continues, please assist your child with a good night’s sleep, a nutritious lunch (and fruit break snack) and having a water bottle each day. Please remind your child of the meeting place for after school pick up and let your child know if they are in after-school care. Please ensure your child has a change of clothing in their bag in case of an accident.
The term focus in reading continues with our term 1 CAFÉ reading strategies: Eagle Eye (including a picture walk), Lips the Fish (getting mouth ready with the first sound), Punctuation Panda (paying attention to full stops), Questioning Owl (asking and answering questions as you read), Auto Octopus (recognising high frequency words automatically), Tryin’ Lion (try it again).
At home, supporting your child with their reader each night is a great opportunity for our students to practice their reading skills. Our focus in writing continues to be learning correct letter formation and learning to write several sentences, including correctly spelling high frequency words (eg: the, and, to) and using punctuation correctly (capital letter at the start and full stop at the end). Many Fairy Tales and Dreamtime stories will be enjoyed this term during literacy time! Which story is your favourite?
In maths, we are learning to count forwards and backwards to 20, ordinal number (1st – 5th), days of the week and time (activities we do in the morning, afternoon and night) and volume (how much does this container hold?).
This term our Integrated Studies topics include:
During the term we have an excursion to the Ballarat Wildlife Park –permission forms have been sent home. Included in our Integrated Studies will be an opportunity for parents to help their child find recycled ‘bits and pieces’ to make a shelter – what would you put in your shelter to survive?