On Entry Testing:
Mrs Leahy began the PP On Entry Testing last week and will continue on Monday and Tuesday this week. We have Miss Povey in again to take the class. The testing is a time consuming process where each child is tested on literacy and numeracy skills while in a one on one situation with the teacher. These tests provide us with extremely valuable information on each child. Hopefully it won't take too much longer.
This fortnight we are learning the H E R M D C set of letters. Please practise these at home using the letter cards sent home at the parent information meeting (or other letters you may have). If you have any questions or need any suggestions regarding the letters or sounds don't hesitate to come and see us. Keep practising the S A T P I N letter sounds as well.
We are focusing on the numbers 3 and 4 this fortnight during numeracy. We will look at what the numbers look like as a numeral, word, dot pattern, tally and with concrete objects. We are practising counting carefully making sure we touch each item as we count it (1-1 correspondence). Another important skill we practise each day is subitisation. Subitising is the ability to 'see' a small amount of objects and know how many there are without counting. Subitising is what tells you what number you roll on a six sided dice – most adults no longer have to count the pips after playing board games for a while.
Our focus in science is 'How the Sun changes everything'. So far Freda the frilled neck lizard has been in our classroom showing us how the sun impacts her and her reptilian friends.
Each child will receive a comprehension pack today (Monday). Normally they will be handed out on Thursdays and you need to make sure they are returned to the classroom each Wednesday.
Each pack contains a book and a question sheet for you and your child to read together.
We are happy to have two parent helpers each day if people are keen to come in. If you could write your names down on the day you intend to come in that will help us better plan our activities.
There will be a general assembly this Friday where Star Citizen certificates will awarded.
Thankyou for your wonderful support so far. Here a some photos of the awesome kids in PPL!!!!
Mrs Leahy and Mrs Martin
Sand tray writing
Cooking up a feast!!
Camping out and keeping warm by the fire.
H h h h Heavenly Herbs
'We love colouring in!!'
Creating natural remedies