Welcome to Term 4! Can you believe the children have nearly finished their first year of school? We welcome some new families to Prep this term and the children have been so impressive with showing our new students around the school and being inclusive.
The students have been super busy in class. This term they will not only be learning new things but consolidating what they have already learned throughout the year.
In Mathematics we have been learning to subitize and compare and order small collections of objects to 20. We continue to focus on Mathematical Thinking through problem solving; this allows students to analyse a problem and think deeply about the strategies that can be used to solve it. Once they have come up with a possible solution they then engage in discussion with their group members to compare ideas and to look for the most efficient strategy.
In Geography we have been discussing that the places where people live are important to them and giving a reason why a place is special. We have begun to look at maps as effective pictorial and symbolic representations of places.
In English we are continuing with our in depth study of story books, identifying the features of texts and retelling a story including the main events and characters.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Our Speaking & Listening focus for Term 4 is dedicated to our geography topic, ‘Here I Am, What’s Around Me?’. Please remember that the children need your help to prepare for these sessions and feel so much more confident when they have run through their presentation with you at home. We are looking for three things in particular; eye contact, a clear voice and being prepared.
Jump Jam in Term 2 and 3 is continuing every Friday morning from 8:00-8:15am on the field. The Year 10 and Year 6 students direct the Jump Jam by playing songs and leading the school with dances to match. The aim of Jump Jam is to foster strong friendships and relationships across all departments and build a foundation of gratitude, compassion and respect among the student body. It is one massive display of unity, positive spirit and friendship. If it is raining, Jump Jam will be held in the 4th floor gym.
LEARNING JOURNEY FOLDERS
If you have not returned your child’s Learning Journey, please bring it to school as soon as possible. We have already completed learning samples that need to be added.
The school fair is on Saturday 10 November. We are making a pop-up playground. The objective behind a pop-up playground is to use recycled materials to build a playground. We require material, boxes, pipes, tape, string and anything to decorate the playground. If you are unsure what we might need, just google ‘Pop-Up Playground’, there are heaps of photos to get some ideas.
School Fair – Saturday 10 November
Jingle and Mingle Carols and BBQ – Monday 10 December
Last Day – Wednesday 12 December
Prep Team Teachers