Prep Teaching Team
Prep A – Yolanda (M-W) and Mollie (Th-F) (PLT Facilitator)
Prep B– Julia
Prep C– Paige
Prep D– Bre
Prep E- Caroline
Term 4 Curriculum
In Reading this term, Prep students will continue to foster a love for reading by being immersed in both fiction and non fiction texts. They will develop their ability to retell several events from a simple story in order. We will also focus on developing their automatic recognition of 50 high frequency words.
This term we will also explore the contribution of words and images to meaning and use two or more sources of information to self-monitor (e.g. picture and word). The students will revise a range of comprehension strategies which have been explored in previous reading units.
This term the Prep students will be further supported to become independent writers through the explicit teaching of re-reading and editing processes. They will develop their sentence fluency by re-reading their own writing to themselves and others. We will continue to guide discussion through questioning and providing opportunities for students to share their thinking.
This term we will encourage students to increase their writing stamina by writing more facts or ideas about a topic. Students will continue to focus on using topic specific words in their writing to add detail and technical vocabulary in order to communicate with their readers effectively. Additionally, we will guide students to organise their writing, so that they can record several ideas about a common topic in a logical sequence.
This term in Mathematics, we will focus on connecting number names (words), numerals and quantities (materials) focusing on expanding our knowledge beyond 10. Our lessons will also focus on practical situations that model sharing using concrete materials, worded problems and open ended tasks.
The students will also be introduced to money as we support them to solve problems that represent simple, everyday financial situations. In addition, the students will try their hands at coding as they learn to create short sequences of instructions, or simple procedures, to solve mathematical problems.
Lastly, the students will investigate capacity by using direct and indirect comparisons of objects to decide which holds more or holds less and explain reasoning using everyday language. Throughout the term we will continue to practise skip counting and enjoy the interactive, hands-on nature of Numeracy.
Other Learning Areas:
Our OLA focus for this term is healthy bodies and emotional literacy. Students will learn about their physical health, including diet, exercise, personal hygiene, and respecting each other’s bodies. They will learn about water safety by participating in the swimming program at the end of the year.
Students will also explore questioning by learning to identify, describe and use different kinds of question stems to gather information and ideas. They will be supported to consider personal reactions to situations or problems and how these reactions may influence thinking. They will also consider ways to express and describe the thinking activity, including the expression of feelings about learning, both to others and themselves.