Welcome back! We have a fun and busy term ahead. It is hard to believe that our Preps first year of school is almost over it has gone so quickly and they have grown so much throughout the year.



This term in Reading, the students will continue to learn comprehension strategies such as predicting, making connections, retelling the story and reading with fluency and expression. We will also continue to revise and practise the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. We are becoming more confident when reading and will continue practise sounding out words, recognising sight words and answering questions about the books we read. In Writing, we are enploring using our ideas in our writing and how to put our ideas in to our writing including some of the 'WOW words' (exciting vocabulary) we have been working on. We will continue to work on our handwriting and hearing sounds in words. Each writing session we look at our criteria for writing and make sure we have remembered; spaces between words, capital letter, full stop and writing the sounds we hear. Our class teddies (Rosie, Larry, Lambie and Manny) have been busy during term three and have gone on lots of adventures with the prep children and they will continue to go on many more adventures this term.



This term in Number and Algebra, the Prep children continue to build on their understanding of numbers to 20 and then beyond. We will continue to look at subtraction problems and learn strategies to assist us when solving these. We will also look at sharing (division) and revise everything we have covered throughout the year. We are learning to describe measurement such as big/small, long/short, full/empty and are learning about measurement through inquiry. We will also collect data from our classmates and show our findings in a picture graph.


Integrated topic – Living Things

This term we are learning about Living Things and their environment. We will begin the unit looking at what plants need to survive and planting some seeds to look after. On Wednesday 7th of November we have Wildlife Exposure visiting our school so the children can meet some native animals and learn how to care for them. Following this we will learn more about our native animals and what makes a healthy habitat for them to survive in. On Tuesday 4th December we are going to the Melbourne Zoo to learn more about animals from all over the world and their habitats.


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We look forward to having another great term in Prep. If you would like to contact us further please do so via phone or through the Sentral Parent portal.


     Bree Bacon (P22) and Kate Cox (P20).