Term 3 in Prep:

In Term 3, the Prep children will be learning the following:

English:

CAFÉ Reading:

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 focussing on their individual strategies.

Letters and Sounds:

  • Some 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.
  • Some children will begin learning about digraphs (when two letters make one sound, e.g. /sh/).
  • Cued articulation will be used as a visual aide for remembering single sounds (example can be found here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPLnfNciLbA

Writing:

  • Recounts of familiar experiences.
  • Narrative writing.
  • Poetry.
  • Responding to picture prompts (‘Rocket Writing’).
  • Students will continue to focus on their individual writing goal and will be conferenced weekly in a small group.

Maths:

At the beginning of each lesson, students will revise some number skills including:

  • Counting fluently forwards and backwards from any starting point.
  • Forming numerals.
  • Recognising numbers.
  • Comparing numbers (more/less).

Students will be explicitly taught the following:

  • Matching numerals with quantities, e.g. find the group that has 6 objects.
  • Automatically recognising number representations, e.g. 4 dots is 4.
  • Addition.
  • Subtraction.
  • Sharing.
  • Money.
  • Ordinal numbers.
  • 2D shapes, e.g. revise common shapes and count how many sides they have.
  • 3D objects.
  • Time, e.g. connecting o’clock times with familiar events.
  • Graphing – answering yes/no questions, recording information on a graph and analysing information.
  • 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.

Social/Emotional Learning:

  • Welcome back week: rules, student to teacher feedback, growth mindset, NAIDOC week activities, settling in.
  • Our school values will be linked to all lessons taught: respect, resilience, persistence, responsibility and honesty.
  • Emotions and problem scale (how big is the problem?).
  • Friendships/being kind.
  • Playing with friends outside.
  • Alerting a yard duty teacher when help is needed.
  • Including others.
  • Resolving conflict.
  • Solving problems.
  • Finding things to do outside.
  • Playing safely.

Other areas:

ICT:

Logging on, navigating around a Chromebook (e.g. keyboard), typing, creating Google Slides, digital drawings, publishing a narrative.

Auslan:

Learning to sign:

  • The alphabet.
  • Likes and dislikes about activities.
  • 3 letter words (CVC).
  • Numbers 0 to 20.

Performing Arts:

Students will respond to music through movement, singing and playing instruments. They will learn about:

  • Beat
  • Pitch
  • Dynamics
  • Tempo

Inquiry:

‘The Bridge and Beyond.’

Exploring, designing and creating objects out of different materials depending on their properties. Students will need to justify their reasons for using certain materials.

PMP:

PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) is a program that focuses on improving children’s fine and gross motor skills. Students will engage in a range of activities requiring them to climb, jump, skip, bounce and balance.