*** Responsible Pet Visit ***

Today Kathy came to Oatlands Primary School to teach the Preps about being a Responsible Pet Ownder and also ways to be safe around animals. We learnt the correct way to approach a dog, how to stand with correct body posture, how to ask for a pat and how to safely pat a dog. We also learnt what we should do if a dog is aggressive towards us. We met a beautiful dog. We learnt a lot today and it was great fun 🙂

 

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Week 4 Prep Learning Concepts :)

Week 4

The week beginning the 3rd of August we will be learning:

  • Correct formation of the letter Gg
  • The sound for the letter Gg – Guinea Pigs are Giggling G g g  
  • Revise the sounds for all of the letters learnt so far s, m, r, t, f, c, h, a, l, b, e, j, k, d, w, y, n
  • Reading – sentences and words
  • Café – cross checking (accuracy)
  • Story writing – recording beginning sounds and words, writing from left to right, capital letters and full stops
  • Maths – counting forwards and backwards, numbers beyond 10, before and after, shapes, colours, more and less, more about addition
  • Integrated – Hot weather

Remember to continue reading with your child each night, practise the sight words daily, and practise formulating oral sentences to include a sight word! Have fun 🙂

Making 3D Shapes

This week we are learning about 3D shapes and have been discussing cubes, spheres, cylinders and cones! We have learnt that 3D shapes are solid shapes and can be found in lots of different environments, even our bedrooms. We have sorted many different solid shapes found in our classroom,  used playdough to make the 3D shapes and put our paper rolling skills to good use and made some colourful cylinders! We made our cylinders look extra special by decorating them with lots of different materials.

Our Next Learning Concepts Are….

Week 3

The week beginning the 27th of July we will be learning:

  • Correct formation of the letter Nn
  • The sound for the letter Nn – Nice Neat Nurse N n n  
  • Revise the sounds for all of the letters learnt so far s, m, r, t, f, c, h, a, l, b, e, j, k, d, w, y
  • Reading – sentences and words
  • Oral language – Creating sentences including a given common word. Eg: ‘were’ We were at the park yesterday.
  • Café strategy – Cross Checking (accuracy)
  • Story writing – recording beginning sounds and words, writing from left to right, capital letters and full stops
  • Maths – counting forwards and backwards, numbers beyond 10, before and after, shapes, colours, more and less, more about shapes and objects
  • Integrated – Cold weather

Ladybug Roll & Cover Addition Game

This week in Prep HW we have been learning all about addition. We have been using dice, unifix, counters, pictures and our fingers to help us solve simple addition problems. Mrs Houghton introduced the game ‘Ladybug Roll & Cover’ to us which we have been playing at the beginning of each Maths session.  Our game board has the numbers 2-12, as these are the numbers you will get when you add two dice together. We took turns rolling the dice and adding the numbers together.  Then we covered their sum.  If that number had already been covered up,  the turn was over.  The person with the most counters on the board is the winner! 

 

This Week’s Learning Concepts…

Week 2

The week beginning the 20th of July we will be learning:

  • Correct formation of the letter Yy
  • The sound for the letter Yy – The Yak is Yawning Y y y
  • Revise the sounds for all of the letters learnt so far s, m, r, t, f, c, h, a, l, b, e, j, k, d, w
  • Reading – sentences and words
  • Café strategy – Check for Understanding (comprehension)
  • Story writing – recording beginning sounds and words, writing from left to right, capital letters and full stops
  • Maths – counting forwards and backwards, numbers beyond 10, before and after, shapes, colours, more and less, beginning addition
  • Integrated – Finding out: The Four Seasons

Prep HW’s Learning Concepts Term 3 Week 1

The week beginning the 13th of July we will be learning:

  • Correct formation of the letter Ww
  • The sound for the letter Ww – We are Walking W w w
  • Revise the sounds for all of the letters learnt so far s, m, r, t, f, c, h, a, l, b, e, j, k, d
  • Reading – sentences and words
  • Café strategy – Check for Understanding (comprehension)
  • Story writing – recording beginning sounds and words, writing from left to right, capital letters and full stops
  • Maths – counting forwards and backwards, numbers beyond 10, before and after, shapes, colours, more and less
  • Integrated – Weather and Seasons