Welcome to Room 4, I’m Catherine Matthys an Early Childhood Teacher and Ms Dupra is our Allied Professional. We will to work together alongside Mrs Wilkie and Mrs Stewart to provide the best possible education for your child in 2022. In Room 4 we will endeavour to create a welcoming environment where all students feel safe, have a sense of belonging and will be encouraged and supported to embrace their own cultural identity as well as accepting and embracing others.
To enhance students learning I will be using Explicit Direction Instruction in all subjects. In literacy this semester we focus on developing our reading and writing skills with Promoting Literacy Development Program. The class will be focusing on correct letter formation with the Writing in the Sand program. We begin story telling with the Talk for writing program.
In Numeracy, we use the Prime Maths program firstly we are learning about numbers: recognising and writing counting forwards and backwards, how numbers represent different quantiles, moving onto one more and one less, then adding numbers together.
First semester in HASS we are studying History starting with our own families. In second semester we move onto Geography starting we places we know, places we belong to and caring for special places. Term 4, the class will be learning about the turtles that visit our Port Hedland beaches.
In Health our class will incorporate the program Zones of Regulation where we will learn to identity and label our emotions and feelings, as well as learn problem solving strategies on how to manage these emotions.
On Tuesdays the class enjoys Nyangumarta (Languages Other Than English) with Mrs. Stewart.
On Thursday the class has Art, Music, Science, dance and Physical Education programs with Ms Wilkie.
Make sure you keep checking in on our Seesaw app for all the fantastic work that your child is participating in.