Wow! Another week has flown by and we have had such fun with all our learning. The highlight this week has been the Jurassic Garage visit which was on Tuesday. All the students thoroughly enjoyed learning about the animals and their needs and were very excited and engaged during the experience.
Ask your child all about the visit!
In English we have been busy with our unit 3 phonemes (v, w, y, z, j, n, k, e) as well as reviewing the phonemes we have already learnt (s, m, c, t, g, p, a, o, r, l, d, b, f, h, i, u). We have been using all of these phonemes to read and write an increasing number of exciting 3, 4 and 5 phoneme words. We have also added a new set of camera words to our word bank.
Ask your child to share with you their new camera words: all, is, me, no, they, said.
The children are doing a wonderful job with their home reading. They love reading their books and have taken responsibility for their own learning by regularly changing their readers.
As your child comes home with their reader and reads it with you, ask them to make predictions about what might happen in the book and to tell you about the story when they are finished.
We very much appreciate the time and effort you are putting in reading with your child. We have also been exploring imaginative and informative texts and making comparisons between these two text types.
Ask your child, “What are the features of imaginative and informative texts?”
We have been exploring our understanding of numbers and have been practicing counting forwards and backwards, ordering numbers and gaining an understanding of teen numbers. We have also started to learn about sharing and making fair shares. We have also continued to develop our skills when we are explaining our thinking and strategies when solving addition and sharing problems as well as listening to the ideas of others.
The students had such an amazing experience at the Jurassic Garage incursion and we saw a huge array of animals. The highlights were Gordon the Gecko, Hannah the Tortoise and Adam the Hedgehog. We also visited with snakes, tarantulas and salamanders. We had a lot of opportunities to touch, hold and ask questions about the animals.
Ask your child, “What animals did you see?”;”Which animal was your favourite and why?”
Hats and Water
The weather has certainly been hot and sunny recently and with the introduction of Jump Jam to our exciting outdoor activities please ensure your child has a water bottle with them that they can easily refill, as well as their school hat for outside activities.
Snack and Lunchtime
With the increase in time on campus, our students will have two eating breaks. We ask that the students have two separate containers, one for their lunch and a small bag or box for their recess snack. Could you please ensure all containers are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Feel free to pack an extra snack for afternoon time as there will be an opportunity for an afternoon snack.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Erin Torres (Head of Prep), Renee Bauer, Kate Jackson, Vanessa Perry
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