We are once again learning from home as we rapidly charge towards the end of term. This has been such an eventful year for our Prep children, yet it is amazing to see the wonderful progress they have made with the terrific support of their families.
We have continued to use the Seesaw digital platform as our online classroom. The versatility of this program allows us to present and share video and audio content to support our literacy and numeracy programs. The children have enjoyed sharing pictures and comments from home, giving them another opportunity to connect with each other.
Our morning Zoom catch ups have been a terrific way to implement our ‘Sounds Write’ program. This has been great fun as we use our whiteboards to develop our word building and sound swapping skills. The ‘Big Book’ mentor texts have been introduced in multimodal forms, an engaging way to develop early vocabulary and language skills. This is essential as our young learners begin to develop reading and writing independence. In having families support these activities we are continuing to upskill our parents, a valuable resource as they support home literacy.
In numeracy we have explored counting and number patterns with a specific focus on building number fluency and accuracy. The Seesaw recording tools have benefitted the children in sharing their understanding and new learning. The range of interactive activities have been particularly useful as students negotiate more complex and abstract math concepts.
We are very much looking forward to settling back into our school routines soon and continuing to share our learning journey.
- Mrs McDonald