Pre-Primary – Miss Katie Gale & Miss Sharine Morelli
Welcome to Pre-Primary in Room 5! I am Katie Gale and this is my 5th year teaching at Cassia Primary School. I am so excited to teach Pre-Primary this year with Sharine Morelli. In Room 5 we aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment where all students feel a sense of belonging and develop the skills to become life-long learners. Students in this classroom will be encouraged to try their best and develop a growth mindset when it comes to attempting tasks, they will be valued for their ideas, their efforts and who they are as individuals.
In Literacy we will be using the Promoting Literacy Development program to develop sound/letter knowledge and develop the skills to blend and segment words, important pre cursors for reading and writing. Phonological awareness skills are also being developed by the introduction of the Heggerty program into our literacy blocks. We use Talk for Writing to develop story telling skills, teach text structures and provide multiple opportunities for oral language and vocabulary development. Pre-writing skills are developed with the Writing in the Sand program and a range of fine and gross motor activities in the classroom.
In Numeracy this year we will be using the Prime maths program to support the delivery of the Pre-Primary Numeracy curriculum. The program is inviting and sequential in concepts so that students are consistently building their numeracy skills and knowledge. Students will also be provided with a range of hands on numeracy activities and games to develop these skills in the classroom.
In History we will be learning about our families, the similarities and differences of family structures and home culture within the community and how special each family is and also talk about the different places we come from.
Students will also enjoy specialised programs each week where children will gain the opportunity to learn different skills and interests. These include Music, Art, Sport, Science and Languages.
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Hi, my name is Sharine Morelli. I am a mother of 2 young boys and have been working at Cassia since term 4 of 2020. Before that I was a Qualified educator at a local daycare centre, and have had my diploma in Early Childhood Education since 2009. I am really looking forward to working in Room 5 this year and building positive relationships students and families. I am excited to support students in their love for learning and social emotional development.