Alhamdullilah, it is wonderful to see all the Pre-Primary students settled down now into the Early Childhood Block. Term One has flown by very quickly, and the children have shown resilience and flexibility adapting to a more structured learning program so far this year. Our teaching practices have been focusing on establishing daily routines, familiarity with the learning environment, establishing and maintaining positive adult- child relationships as well as family engagement.
Looking forward will be on continuing to encourage independent behaviour, learning through physical play, following lunchtime routines and practices, developing writing skills and using scissors. In the numeracy learning area the focus will be on understanding numbers, counting, solving number problems, sorting, noticing patterns and adding numbers. To help the students learn how to effectively use their emotions we will continue to incorporate ‘The You Can Do It ‘program within our program.
We are excited to inform you that there will be scheduled swimming lessons towards the end of this term which will take place at Leisure World in Thornlie. Sport lessons are a great way to help your child establish positive relationship with their peers as well as develop their confidence in new settings. The students have also been enjoying participating in weekly sport lessons with Sister Heba every Friday.