The Lower class has certainly kicked off quickly this year.
We welcomed 3 new Preps and a returning Prep. It is always so lovely to see
their keen faces and see how much they grow in such a short amount of time. The
Year Ones and Twos were also very keen to be back at school and get into
learning straight away!
This year in the Lower class we have 4 Preps, 7 Year Ones
and 11 Year Twos. As we are a Multi-age class it is essential that do some Key
Learning Areas as a whole class; whilst Maths and English are somewhat separate
and differentiated where needed.
The Preps have been enjoying learning lots of new letters
using the Jolly Phonics Program and are beginning to read new sight words each
week. They are also enjoying exploring number sense in Mathematics and will
continue to complete the Prep C2C units throughout the entire year.
The Year Ones and Twos have begun work on the English
Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) units in both English and Mathematics.
Students have been enjoying working on the same C2C in English with a
differentiation involved to suit all students. Year Ones and Twos Mathematics
lessons have been separate to cater for a more targeted approach and allow
students to gain direct instruction through Explicit teaching with the teacher.
Students have been also enjoying working on individual activities in
Mathematics that involves hands on materials and fun games.
Our whole class is involved in the same units for History,
Geography, The Arts, Technology and Health and Physical Education. Again these
units are differentiated and scaffolding is used to assist students gain independence.
2016 is going quickly already and I can’t wait to see where
this lovely bunch of students end up at the end of the year!
Mrs Nicole Epple Mrs Robyn Butler
(Teacher) (Teacher Aide)
Welcome 2016 Preps!
Damien, Toby, Emily & Lionel