Welcome back to school and what will be a very exciting Term 4! The Prep teachers are baffled at how quickly this year has gone. We are already at the end of our first two weeks of term and we have had some exciting learning happening in the classroom.
In the first week back at school, we had Twilight Sports. The rain tried to get in our way, but luckily it held off long enough for us to complete all events. The Prep students were particularly impressive in their sprinting and obstacle course skills.
In Literacy, we have been looking at the /th/ sound. We have learnt that it makes two different sounds: a voiced and unvoiced sound. I wonder how many Preps can show their parents the two different cued articulation movements.
In Maths, we have been focusing on subtraction. The Preps have been doing a wonderful job at taking away from a larger number. They made some animal subtraction stories and used hands on materials such as teddies and counters to assist them. The students also used number lines to help them count backwards. What a terrific job they did!
In History, we have been discussing different family dynamics and the celebrations that are important to different cultures. It was so exciting to hear about the special events Laburnum students celebrate such as Chinese New Year, Diwali and Christmas.
Finally, the students have had a play around with Coding. They have programmed Beebots to move around as well as a range of apps: Light bot and The Foos. They have shown so much excitement about the concept of coding.