Welcome to the second semester of Prep!

This term we are learning all about Jobs in our community. We will be inviting community members in to share their jobs and will explore jobs further in Developmental Play sessions. The job unit is also integrated throughout our writing and reading sessions where we will be focussing on information texts and using graphic organisers to help us record and organise the facts we have learnt.

Over this semester, we will continue to develop the students’ social skills by following the Respectful Relationships program which concentrates on personal strengths, identifying and managing emotions and interacting with others.

In Term 4, we will be looking at the impact we have on our environment and what personal changes we can make to help look after our local environment. We will be visiting the Merri Merri Creek as part of this Inquiry and will also be looking at Indigenous story telling.

In Mathematics, we are revisiting place value. We will continue practicing counting by tens and reinforcing the understanding that 2 digit numbers are made up of tens and ones.  We will then work on subtraction and addition and learn about dividing objects into equal shares. Later in the semester, we will be looking at gathering data in order to explore statistics.

In Literacy, we will be extending the phonics skills we have covered in Semester one by exploring letter blends and word endings. In addition to exploring information texts, we will be looking into a range of narratives and will also be using these texts to help us write our own stories.

We are looking forward to celebrating 100 days of Prep in Term 3. Then in Term 4, we will be holding our Prep Breakfast which helps the students to develop their independence.  We will end the year with our swimming program, where the children will be walking to the pool and as a result, learn about safety in the community.