Wow! What a wonderful start to school for our wonderful new Prep students. They have explored their new learning environment, made new friends and toured the school! They’ve been building, making, reading, exploring, writing and engaging in dramatic play. Our preps have talked about the school values at SAEPS and attended their first whole school assembly. In the coming weeks, they will continue on their learning journey. In maths, they will be making patterns and counting to 10 and beyond. In reading, they will be learning about sentences, words and letters. In writing, they will be drawing pictures to show what they are thinking and having a go at writing letters they know or sounds they can hear. It’s been really exciting for the Prep teachers to have the chance to meet all the new students and their families, especially those new to SAEPS.
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As a part of our Inquiry unit, My Home, My World the Preps have been exploring places that are special to them. One of our Prep students, Axel, identified our school as a special place to him. He decided that he must take some action to care for his special place. At a moments notice Axel spoke to the whole school to tell them about his plan and ask for their help! Please watch the videos to see him in action!
On Monday we walked around St Albans as a part of our geography, ‘My Home, My World’ Inquiry Unit. We were able to explore the important features of our community. We saw many shops, medical centres, dental surgery’s, a church, schools, restaurants, banks, childcare centres, supermarkets, the train station and many bus stops. We were lucky enough to have a tour of the St Albans Library and listen to a story read by a Librarian. On the way back to school we got to play for a while on the playground at Errington Reserve which is always a highlight for the children of the St Albans community.
On Wednesday 30th of August all the Preps went for our first excursion to Scienceworks. We had so much fun exploring all the different games and activities Scienceworks has. A particular favourite was the Nitty Gritty session where students played in a cafe; making all kinds of foods and drinks.
We were all super tired by the end of the day and some of us even had a sleep on the bus on the way home!
We can’t wait for our next excursion!!
All the preps have been having a great time enjoying Book Week. We had a visit to the Book Fair and students filled their wish lists with books they would love to read.
We also had our annual Book Week Parade on Thursday. It was fabulous to see all the students and teachers dressing up.
Thank you to parents for supporting our Book Fair and for coming along to our Parade.
In our Science Inquiry unit, we have been discovering what things are made of and what their properties are. We have been labeling things around our classroom and outside and found lots of different materials. We found out that our slide is made of plastic and it is smooth. We also discovered that our number 10 numicon is made of foam and is soft and bends.
We have been having so much fun thinking of describing words to talk about how objects feel.
On Thursday the 27th of July, we celebrated 100 days of Prep!! We had such a great time doing all our special activities to celebrate our achievement.
Here are some photo’s of our celebrations 🙂