Prep Newsletter | Term 2 Week 6

It has been a fantastic two weeks and the Prep students have had a great time! The highlight was definitely the Prep assembly, everyone did a wonderful job at performing in their class songs and remembering all their dance moves. We have also had Jurassic Garage visit us this week at school and the students very bravely handled a number of animals.


Over the fortnight, Prep have had lots of fun further exploring their rhyming unit. Students listened to the stories ‘Rhyme Crime’ by Jon Burgerman and ‘There’s a Wocket in my Pocket’ by Dr Seus. The children showed great teamwork when they worked together in small groups to find the rhyming pairs from the story.  We have also been discussing our favourite rhyming pairs from the books and the students did a great job at creating their own.

Ask your child if they can identify any rhyming words in the stories you are reading at home. 


In our InitiaLit programme, we have been learning all about the sounds ‘n’, ‘g’, ‘e’ and ‘l’. Over the last fortnight our tricky words have included said, are, he, she, me, be and we. The students have continued to work on their decoding and blending skills. They have been introduced to capital letters and are beginning to understand the appropriate times to use them.

In our storybook sessions we have been focusing on two books, ‘Two Mates’’ by Melanie & Maggie Prewett and ‘Superworm’’ by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. The words we concentrated on were mates, mope, mutter and cunning. Throughout the storybook sessions we have been working on recapping and discussing what was our favourite part of the story.

Ask your child to put the new tricky words into a sentence.


We have been learning about our new topic of ‘sharing’. The students have had lots of enjoyment over the role play scenarios of sharing ice cream, sweets and toys fairly. They have also been practising sharing cookies with two groups or more.

Ask your child to show how they would share a pack of sweets between two people! 


In our Science unit on Living and non-living things, we have been exploring the concepts of what humans need to survive. We have discussed the differences between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. We have started to look further into wild animals versus pets. The class pets have been very well looked after by all the children and have been a great way to consolidate the students’ knowledge on what animals need to survive. We have been very fortunate to have the Jurassic Garage company come visit us with all their animals. The students had lots of fun petting the animals and listening to the interesting facts. This was a great chance for the children to discuss the needs of different animals.

Ask your child which was their favourite animal from the Jurassic Garage visit! 

Kate Jackson (Head of Prep), Madeleine Priebee and Sophie Blackburn