Term 3 in Prep:
In Term 3, 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 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
- Recounts of familiar experiences.
- Narrative writing.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Logging on, navigating around a Chromebook (e.g. keyboard), typing, creating Google Slides, digital drawings, publishing a narrative.
Learning to sign:
- The alphabet.
- Likes and dislikes about activities.
- 3 letter words (CVC).
- Numbers 0 to 20.
Students will respond to music through movement, singing and playing instruments. They will learn about:
‘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 (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.