Room 6

Room 6 – Pre-Primary/Year 1 – Mrs Jessica Sparks

Welcome to room 6, where students are scientists, authors, explorers, thinkers, readers and creators. In room 6 there is an emphasis on learning being fun and engaging for all students, every day.

In Literacy, the students will be learning the necessary skills that they require to begin and continue reading and writing. Through the Promoting Literacy Development Program we will be focusing on breaking words down into their individual sounds (segmenting and blending), recognising and articulating letters and sounds of the alphabet, and introducing common sight words. We will also reinforce conventions of print, such as reading and writing from left to right and top to bottom. When writing, we will be using the writing in the sands program to learn and practice how to correctly form letters before beginning to write simple words and sentences. In the area of Speaking and Listening we will be concentrating on listening to instructions and directions, along with active listening and communicating with others. Through the Talk for writing Program the students will begin working on developing descriptive and expressive language skills. All of these skills become the foundation for future literacy learning.

In Mathematics we will be learning to count to from 100 from any starting point and recognise, read, and write numbers. We will name, draw and describe two-dimensional shapes and copy, continue and create patterns. The students will also learn to compare objects using length, weight and capacity.

History is centered around the theme ?All About Me?. The students will be looking at their families and discovering the similarities and differences of families within our classroom.

Room 6 will also participate in specialty programs each week. Students will partake in Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, Science, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Friendly Schools Plus, Health and Digital Technologies.

I am looking forward to seeing the students progress through the year.

Jessica Sparks

Education Assistant – Mrs Amy PrichardHi, my name is Amy and I have lived in Hedland since 2012 and prior to this I lived in New Zealand. I have 2 children Chelsea and Emily, who both attend Cassia and a dog named Winnie. We enjoy going camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

I have been working as a Mainstream EA at Cassia Primary School since 2017 and before this I have worked in Childcare and have my Bachelor of Education ECE.

My role is to assist with delivering planned educational programmes in a nurturing, supportive, inclusive learning environment, working with the students in small groups and one on one situations. I hold great passion to see children strive to their full potential with the support and encouragement needed to develop new knowledge and build upon prior knowledge and take on challenges.

I’m looking forward to working with you all for a fun, engaging year.