Prep


 

 

Teachers can be contacted on XUNO app and through email:

Prep A Room 2 - Judy La Motta - Judith.Landy@education.vic.gov.au 

Prep B Room 3 - Ana Carrondo - ana.carrondo@education.vic.gov.au

Prep C Room 4 - Erin Webb - Erin.Webb@education.vic.gov.au 

 

REMOTE LEARNING #6 - Term 4

 

WebEx Timetable 

 

Daily Tasks:

 

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5

Monday 4th October

 

Tuesday 5th October

 

Wednesday 6th October

 

Thursday 7th October

 

Friday 8th October

Monday 11th October

 

Tuesday 12th October

 

Wednesday 13th October

 

Thursday 14th October

 

Friday 15th October

 

Prep Students Not On-Site Overview

 

Monday 18th October - AT SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 19th October - AT SCHOOL

 

Wednesday 20th October - AT SCHOOL

 

Thursday 21st October

 

Friday 22nd October

Monday 25th October -

AT SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 26th October -

AT SCHOOL

 

Wednesday 27th October - AT SCHOOL

 

Thursday 28th October 

 

Friday 29th October

 

 

 

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The prep team would like to welcome all our new students and their families to Meadow Heights Primary!

Meet the team...
Judy La Motta (Prep A)
Ana Carrondo (Prep B)
Erin Webb (Prep C)

 

 

Term 3 Curriculum Overview

 

It’s hard to believe that our Preps at MH have already passed the half way stage of the year and are preparing to celebrate a 100 days of being at school!

Home reading will continue this term now that students have learnt all their jolly phonics single sounds as well as their digraphs. Please ensure that your child is reviewing their sounds as well as their sight and heart words.

 

Literacy

Reading and Viewing

In the area of Reading this Term, the students will be exposed to a variety of texts types to enhance their interest and understanding of the written word. Shared big books, picture storybooks and Non-Fiction texts will be utilised. Guided reading sessions will focus on the needs of individual students. Within these small group sessions students will be encouraged to use picture clues, initial letter clues and to apply known sight vocabulary to gain meaning from print. Understandings will be extended to include the strategies of self-correction, re-reading and reading-on. These small group sessions give all students the opportunity to talk, read and think their way through a text. From discussion about the text the teacher can gain insight into the student’s ability to comprehend the material being read.  All students will continue to participate in daily purposeful reading activities that focus on developing and practising the reading strategies taught in class.

 

Writing

The Students will continue to write every day. They will be encouraged to use their letter/sound knowledge to write unknown words and to use print from their environment to assist their writing.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of rich writing experiences through modelled writing. Genres such as personal recounts, factual writing and narratives will be explicitly taught. Students will continue to be introduced to common high frequency words and taught how to spell these words through daily lessons language conventions. Furthermore, we will continue with a focus on correct letter formations as we continue to write on lined exercise books.

Speaking and Listening

There are daily opportunities for students to practise speaking and listening through class discussions, share time and structured developmental play.

 

MATHEMATICS

Number and Algebra

In Number, the emphasis will be upon developing number concepts, including Ordinal Number, Addition, Place Value and counting through hands-on practical activities.

This term students will focus on:

  • Counting forwards and backwards using a range of starting points.
  • Representing numbers in a range of formats (Pictures, numbers, words, items).
  • Comparing, ordering and making correspondence between collections up to and beyond 20.
  • Counting forwards and backwards from a non-zero starting point to 20 and beyond (one more or one less, two more or two less).
  • Describe and place objects in order such as first, second and third.
  • Describe and place objects in order from first to tenth.
  • Making multiple groups of the same size.
  • Counting all to find the total of multiple groups.
  • Use toy money to ‘pay’ for goods in the classroom.

 

Measurement and Geometry

This term we will continue connecting the days of the week to familiar school routines and events. We will also look at Mass, where we will be using vocabulary such as ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ and comparing masses to see which is heavier or lighter.

 

Inquiry

This term students in Prep investigate the concept of living things. In this inquiry, students make observations of living and non-living things. They investigate the school area to find examples of each. They determine what living things can do and what they need to survive. Students identify and compare the needs of plants, animals and humans as living things.

Developing their science inquiry skills and understanding of science as a human endeavour, students will share and reflect on observations, and ask and respond to questions about familiar objects and events.

 

SHARE

In term three the establishment of classroom and school routines will be maintained. Children will extend their understandings of how to relate to each other in both work and play situations and will develop an awareness of behavioural expectations within the school setting.   This Term we will focus on our school value of Pride and will discuss ways in which students can instil a sense of pride. This includes pride in accomplishments, pride in work, pride in surroundings, and pride in one another.

Brain friendly practices will continue within the classroom. These will include daily check-ins as well as the use of Brain Gym activities (movement breaks to assist focused learning).

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Term 2 Curriculum Overview

 

It’s hard to believe that Term 1 of Prep came and went and now we are talking about Term 2! The Preps have had a great start to school and have picked up class routines well. Home reading will continue this term now that they have learnt all their jolly phonics single sounds. Please ensure that your child is practising the sounds daily.

 

Literacy

Reading and Viewing

We had a great start to our Literacy program in Term 1 and we are looking forward to continuing that this term. We will revise all our single sounds this term and you will start to notice your child being able to read and create words by blending sounds together. Students will receive a ring with their ‘decodable’ words and sounds to practise at home. Students will begin to be formally introduced to comprehension strategies such as predicting, making connections and summarising. Furthermore, we will continue investigating syllables and rhyme.

Writing

Now that students have learnt all their single sounds they will begin to use sound/letter knowledge to create text (writing simple sentences with familiar words). Students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of rich writing experiences through modelled writing. Genres such as Recount and Narratives will be explicitly taught. Students will continue to be introduced to common high frequency words and taught how to spell these words through daily lessons language conventions. Furthermore, we will continue with a focus on correct letter formations as we introduce lines for the students to write on in their Writing books.

Speaking and Listening

There are daily opportunities for students to practise speaking and listening through class discussions, share time and structured developmental play.

 

MATHEMATICS

Our numeracy focus will include: Number & Algebra:

  • Counting and representing numbers to 20
  • 1:1 counting correspondence
  • Number formation
  • Recognition of number names
  • Subitisation (recognising and understanding ‘how many’ without having to physically count)
  • Using number lines to find more and less

Measurement & Geometry:

  • Using everyday language of time
  • Recognition of 2D shapes

 

Inquiry

This term students in Prep investigate the concept of a family. They learn to identify different members of a family and how they are connected. They identify the people in their immediate family and investigate what makes families unique.

 

SHARE

During SHARE sessions this Term students will learn to express their emotions appropriately, solve problems, build relationships and be thoughtful class members who take responsibility and show respect.

 

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Term 1:
It has been an exciting start to the year with students and teachers getting to know each other through our Start Up program. Our classrooms are safe and engaging learning environments where children and valued and encouraged to take risks and have a go. It has been fantastic to see the children settling into classroom routines and enjoying all aspects of school life thus far!

Literacy and Numeracy programs have kick-started with students developing their knowledge and skills through fun, interactive, hands-on learning tasks that cater to a variety of learning styles and abilities.

 

Play is a very important part of our curriculum that allows children to make real-life connections to their learning and encourages communication, team work and oral language.

 

Our S.H.A.R.E. program encourages our students to https://d.adroll.com/cm/aol/out?adroll_fpc=74aba57388009a9138403d1361dc493a-1581493607132&xid_ch=f&advertisable=3VPFXJUJLZBQPCUFZKU2LSacknowledge that they are part of a learning community. Each student is responsible for taking responsibility of their actions in a way that values building safe and  positive classrooms.  Student accountability encourages student learning, and helps improve academic performance and achievements.

 

We have also been learning about how to be safe online through our Cyber Safety program in term 1. Specialists for this semester include The Arts, Physical Education and Languages: Turkish.

We have a couple of special events this term that we are eagerly looking forward to... The 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' is one.

A busy start to the year with lots more to come!

If you would like to practice the A-Z Jolly Phonics sounds at home, please use this link.

 

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