In Term 2, the Prep children will be learning the following:
Learning strategies: comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary. Individual strategies will be communicated via reading diaries. Children will be conferenced and will participate in strategy groups.
Letters and Sounds:
Most children will be learning/revising single sounds through the introduction of a sentence per week. Each sentence will have common words and children will engage in meaningful activities associated with the letters/sounds and words.
Cued articulation (example can be found here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPLnfNciLbA
Tasks related to body language, voice projection and formal/informal language.
Recounts of familiar experiences.
Responding to picture prompts.
Using knowledge of sounds to write 3 letter words correctly, sound out and write unfamiliar words and continue to write sentences independently.
Counting fluently forwards and backwards from 0-20 and 20-0.
Counting on and back from any starting point between 0 and 20 and 20 and 0.
Representing 2 digit numbers (place value) and recognising the difference between a number and a digit.
Recognise numbers 0-20 and write numerals 0-20.
Model numbers 0-20, e.g. represent a number using objects.
Compare numbers, e.g. more than/less than.
Automatically recognising number representations, e.g. 4 dots is 4.
Matching numerals with quantities 0 – 20, e.g. find the group that has 6 objects.
Simple addition, e.g. 2 + 3 = 5.
Simple subtraction, e.g. 4 – 2 = 2.
Measurement, geometry and data representation:
2D shapes, e.g. revise common shapes and count how many sides they have.
Time, e.g. connecting o’clock times with familiar events.
Graphing and following directions.
Length, e.g. comparing the length of two objects, e.g. the pencil is longer than the eraser.
Weight, e.g. comparing the weight of different objects, e.g. the book is heavier than the feather.
Capacity, e.g. compare the capacity of different sized containers using the language of – full, empty, holds more, holds less.
Welcome back week: rules, protective behaviours, settling in.
Growth mindset: strengthening our brains, mistakes, working hard, challenges.
Friendships: respect, honesty and kindness.
Emotions: resilience, feelings, problems.
Resolving conflict: resilience and responsibility.
Logging on, navigating around a Chromebook (e.g. keyboard), creating Google Docs and using features, e.g. inserting an image.
Throwing and catching, kicking, games (to practise skills).
‘Animals Around The World’. Discovering native animals around the world with a particular focus on Australian native animals. Based on student interest.