Curriculum - Prep/1 News

 P/1 – Alison McDonald & Genevieve Erskine

 

Prep/1

As we make our way towards the end of term it’s amazing to watch our young students set learning goals, practise giving and receiving feedback and challenging themselves to extend their skills, celebrating many terrific successes.

We have had a fun but busy term, with lots happening both in and out of our room.

Mother’s Day is always a special time in our class and we celebrated by highlighting the things that make our mums special. We decorated gift tags for our potted plants, made cards and wrote letters to our special ladies.

Education Week this year focused on celebrating future careers. During open morning we shared the lovely picture story book ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’. We then spent the morning exploring different STEAM activities. It was a great morning and a lovely way to work alongside our families. The morning was capped off by a sensational ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ hosted by our Junior School Council.

Our inquiry unit this term is ‘My Place on the Map’. We are investigating the geography of our local community and where we are placed more globally. This unit will also encompass how we care for our surrounding environment. The introduction of this topic was timely as we celebrated World Environment Day. After some relentless wintery weather, we made it out for our walk around Birregurra. This local orienteering provided us with some landmarks and local features to base our inquiry focus.

Although the last few weeks have been very busy with mid-year assessment tasks, the highlight has been the wonderful reflections the students have been contributing for their portfolios and reports. We are all very much looking forward to showcasing this at our upcoming Student Led Conferences.

We have had a very exciting term of teaching and learning. A big thanks to all our families and school community who support us so wonderfully.