Room 5

Miss Katie Gale

Welcome to Room 5. Pre-Primary is an exciting year with a range of new learning experiences and opportunities. In our classroom weprovide an inclusive and supportive environment for all, embracing diversity, student needs and student achievement. 

Literacy

In Literacy we use the Talk for Writing program to develop students writing skills. This program is based on enabling children to imitate language required for a topic orally before analysing the text, innovating on this text and finally independent application, writing their own text. This term we have been focussing on collaboratively writing stories and innovating on these to create independent stories to share with the class. We will also be learning The Gingerbread Man. 

Our PLD (Promoting Literacy Development) spelling program is a synthetic based phonics approach to developing language skills. This program provides a comprehensive, differentiated and sequenced approach for phonics. We have been busy learning sounds that letters make, blending and segmenting consonant-vowel-consonant words and developing oral language. We have been developing our phonological awareness skills using the Heggerty program and refining our handwriting using the Writing in the Sand program and correct pencil grip. 

Numeracy

In Numeracy this term we have been learning to read, write and say numerals to 20. We are also learning about ordinal numbers, days of the week and two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Each concept is taught using the Explicit Direct Instruction model with the PRIME mathematics program. 

HASS

In HASS this term we have started our Geography Unit about Places. Students are learning about different places in the world, how different places are used by different people and the importance and cultural significance of certain places to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. 

Other skills we are continually developing:

  • Using manners
  • Social and emotional interaction skills 
  • Problem solving
  • Asking questions 
  • Answering questions in complete sentences