Prep Newsletter, Term 1 Week 10

We made it!

It feels like only yesterday we were writing our Welcome to Prep letter and here we are at the end of Term 1! What an amazing term we have had. Every child has settled into AISHK and is working hard on their learning journey. We have been swimming, learning Chinese, experienced Assembly, taken readers home, celebrated our families and learnt to write sentences. It has been wonderful to watch the children grow in confidence and independence.

Over the holidays please encourage your child to continue being independent with their belongings, with dressing themselves and independently learning.

Thank you to those parents who were able to make it to our Prep Picnic. A wonderful time was had by all.

Speaking and Listening

Our Speaking and Listening roster will stay the same for Term 2, however, the topics will align with our new Unit of Inquiry. Please remind your child which day they will be presenting and help them prepare. The roster will start up again in week 2 of Term 2. You will be notified about the topics in week 1 of Term 2.

Literacy

We are continuing with the focus on sound patterns and rhyme. The students have enjoyed listening to a range of rhyming stories and creating their own sound patterns. To support this learning at home we encourage you to identify the words that rhyme when singing nursery rhymes or when you are reading books. Numeracy

We are now focussing on an introduction to addition. As children begin to learn about addition it is important that they know what it means: addition is joining groups of things together. We can use numbers to represent this. It is helpful if parents can model the concept of addition in everyday life. For example; at the supermarket we need 3 apples and 4 bananas. How many things did we get?

HASS
We have been focusing on celebrations and what each family celebrates. It is great for the children to hear different perspectives about what families value. These include birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Chinese New Year, Australia Day, Valentine’s day, Diwali, Halloween and St Andrew’s Day.

Things to practise over the holidays

This term the Preps have learnt so much! Over the holidays don’t forget to …

  • Read/listen to someone read every night
  • Practise writing sentences- Send us a Postcard from your holidays
  • Our address is AISHK, 3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (make sure you address it to your child’s classroom teacher)
  • Add up objects/people you see when out and about
  • Make patterns with objects around the house
  • Practise dressing and undressing yourself

Typhoon Emergency Information & Student Release Forms

We still have so many parents that have not indicated what action should be taken with their children in case of weather emergencies. This is possibly one of the most important forms you will fill out this year. The link is here and must be completed ASAP: http://www.aishk.edu.hk/parents-pack

Ms Tan

Ms Jocelyn Tan, the classroom assistant in Prep C will be leaving AISHK at the end of Term 1. We are pleased to announce that Mrs Peta Nasr will join our team in Term 2. We wish Ms Tan all the best in the future.

Save the Date

Our Mother’s Day Activity will be happening on Thursday 9th May. Look out for an invitation coming your way early next term.

ECA

Our Term 2 ECA’s are now available for booking. Please refer to our website – ECA’s    If you would like to book your child into some ECA’s please contact Ms Agnes Lam on agnes_lam@aishk.edu.hk Prep students must be taken to their ECA by an adult.

Important dates to remember

  • Term 2 will begin for students on Wednesday 24th April.
  • Swimming will continue until the end of Week 3.
  • Swimming Carnival Friday 17th May