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What's Been Happening in PP1
5,4,3,2,1...BLASTOFF! This term we began our thematic unit on Outer Space and things that move. We have transformed our dramatic play centre in to a space station fit with a rocket ship and a control centre. The children helped to design, build and paint the rocket ship. We have been busy writing detailed sentences using our phonics and word knowledge and have begun reading short texts with increasing confidence. We have been consolidating our knowledge of numbers 0-20 and remembering how to add small numbers together. Soon we will begin to look at subtracting numbers. We play hands on games, work in small groups and use the tablets and the Interactive Whiteboard to assist literacy and numeracy development.
Welcome back to what is looking like a very busy Term 2. This term we have put on our workboots and headed to the farm! We have assembled a Farmers Market in our dramatic play corner consisting of a vegetable and flower stall. They can sit down and order a hot chocolate at the cafe and watch the farm animals in the paddock. We are looking closely at living things and what they need to survive. In literacy we have been learning how to construct sentences in our writing books using the letters and sounds we know. We will continue to introduce a new sound and word family a week and revise our 'tricky' words. They have also started learning about the numbers 11 to 20 and are continuing consolidation of number knowledge to 10. We are also going to begin learning how to add small numbers together. The children will be involved in a range of hands on activities to assist their learning.
The Pre-Primary 1 year is off to a flying start! The children have embraced joining the Pre-Primary 1 train and chuffed into the world of Pre Primary very well despite some very hot, sticky weather. PP1 have done a terrific job at picking up the routine and are quickly gaining confidence to have a go at new things and to make new friends. Assisting them with their social skills is our PP1 Yokine Children's Hospital in our dramatic play corner, we have had some 'patients' present with some broken bones, but it is nothing our doctors and nurses couldn't fix! The students have been engaged in lessons that involve the teaching of oral language skills, handwriting, the names and sounds of letters of the alphabet and early writing and reading skills. In Maths we are concentrating on counting and number recognition of numbers 0 - 10 as well as counting and forming groups of objects with an understanding of one to one correspondence. We are looking forward to a year full of fun and new learning!