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Learning in Prep Yellow!

Learning in Prep Yellow!

This term the students in Prep have been learning lots of new skills both during home learning and since they have been back at school.

Some of the areas that the Preps have been learning about since returning to school include …..

Literacy – writing recounts. The Preps were using bubbles when they were writing recounts and it looked like a lot of fun. They have also been learning how to write their work on dotted lines.        Here are some pictures of the Preps hard at work …..

In Maths, Prep Yellow have been learning how to order numbers both from smallest to largest and largest to smallest. One of the activities they did for Maths included looking through LEGO catalogs and ordering the items from the ones they wanted the most through to the one they wanted the least.

Here are some pictures of this activity …..

Overall, I think the Preps have had a great job with their learning and have earned a nice long break over the school holidays.

We look forward to hearing about what the Preps will learn about next term.

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PREP PLANNER (TERM 2 WEEK 4)

PREP PLANNER (TERM 2 WEEK 4)

Hi Prep families.

Here is the learning that the Prep Level is planning to explore over the coming week. The teachers will continue to make regular updates to your child’s Class Dojo page so please look here for your first port of call. We will also continue to update our school blog with school announcements so please regularly come back to visit this site.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Prep teachers at lhumphris@htws.catholic.edu.au (Prep Yellow) OR srooney@htws.catholic.edu.au (Prep Blue).

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Google Meet Timetable & Demo Video (using the app)

Google Meet Timetable & Demo Video (using the app)

Hi everyone,

Here is this week’s Google Meet timetable for whole class sessions.

In addition to whole class Google Meets some students may have smaller group sessions as well and may be asked to use the Google Meet app to enter their session. If you are asked to enter a special code or meeting name you may need to check in your emails for what the code is. This video may assist you with how to use the Google Meet app to do this ……

PREP PLANNER (TERM 2 WEEK 3)

PREP PLANNER (TERM 2 WEEK 3)

Hi Prep families.

Here is the learning that the Prep Level is planning to explore over the coming week. The teachers will continue to make regular updates to your child’s Class Dojo page so please look here for your first port of call. We will also continue to update our school blog with school announcements so please regularly come back to visit this site.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Prep teachers at lhumphris@htws.catholic.edu.au (Prep Yellow) OR srooney@htws.catholic.edu.au (Prep Blue).

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Prep Planner (Term 2 Week 2)

Prep Planner (Term 2 Week 2)

Hi Prep families.

Welcome to the new world of learning from home!

Here is the learning that the Prep Level is planning to explore over the coming week. The teachers will continue to make regular updates to your child’s Class Dojo page so please look here for your first port of call. We will also continue to update our school blog with school announcements so please regularly come back to visit this site.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Prep teachers at lhumphris@htws.catholic.edu.au (Prep Yellow) OR srooney@htws.catholic.edu.au (Prep Blue).

Please feel free to leave a comment on any posts made on our school blog that follow our online protocol of keeping all comments positive and keeping student’s personal identities off the Internet as much as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Google Meet Timetable

Google Meet Timetable

Hi everyone. With the first week of our home learning almost completed here is our Google Meet timetable for everyone to refer to for Week 2. Google Meet is our videoing platform for students to connect with their teachers and classmates.

Try to remember the following guidelines each time you participate in a Google Meet session …..

  1. Suitable clothing.
  2. Suitable backdrop. Open learning space (not in your bedroom) and ‘interruption free’ during the session.
  3. Be on time. Open up the Google Meet link and have everything ready 10 minutes beforehand.
  4. Microphone on mute. Turn this on red unless you are speaking.
  5. Keep our Digitech Rules eg. think before you post (or speak).

Please note that whilst we try to keep to these times as much as possible that our Google Meet timetable is subject to change. Any changes to the timetable will automatically update on this page once you have refreshed the blog page. This timetable can always be accessed via the Student Portal (just look under the Announcement section of this webpage).

Photos of our first day of Learning from Home

Photos of our first day of Learning from Home

Hi everyone,

One day down without hopefully too many meltdowns or technical issues. Thankfully, we all survived and we lived to share the story. Thanks to all the families who shared their photos from during the day. If only we could have a similar document for how the parents looked at the end of the day. …..

Feel free to keep sending your photos in to me at smullavey@htws.catholic.edu.au and I will update this document as they come through.

Cheers and keep up the great work!

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Home Learning is ‘up and running’

Home Learning is ‘up and running’

Hi everyone,

Welcome to term 2 – a completely new way of learning from outside the four walls of the school classroom. Today is a ‘settling in’ day like most of us would normally do for a new term. Our parents (who are also our first teachers) may need some guidance during the day as many of them have not been to primary school since the dinosaurs roamed the Earth (well maybe not that long).

Today, here is a simple activity for all parents to try to do sometime during today’s day of learning. I would like parents to take a picture of their child/ren completing some of their learning. It may be of them working at a desk, practising some meditation skills, watching a video that their teacher has shared with them or having a brain break doing one of Mrs. Harrison’s fantastic PE exercises.

I then would like parents to send this photo to their class teacher as a quick way of touching base with them. Class teachers may not necessarily reply to these emails as they will be teaching throughout the day but it is a nice way to show them that your child is engaged in our home learning program. I would love to put some of these photos onto the school blog as well so if you give permission for me to post a photo of your child/ren please CC me in on the email to the class teacher. My email address is smullavey@htws.catholic.edu.au

Please also note that the Prep to Year 2 online program will begin after the students have made their way through the pack that was provided at the end of last term.

Below is a list of all teaching staff’s email addresses for your reference.

Cheers and have a great day with your beautiful families.

What’s Happening in our Prep Classes?

What’s Happening in our Prep Classes?

Last week was an important week for our new Preps because it was their first full week at school (including coming to school on Wednesdays). Not only are our Prep students getting used to what happens each day at school but they are also learning lots of new skills and knowledge.

In the Prep classes the students have been working on learning the letters of the alphabet and recently they were learning all about the letter P. One of the Preps favourite things to do during this week was bringing items into class that start with P for Show and Tell.

In addition, in Maths the Prep students have been learning all about the numbers from 1 to 20. This will help them with their learning in Maths throughout their lives.

Overall, the Preps have been very busy with their learning and it sounds like they are doing really well with settling into Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s.

Here are Prep Yellow busy at learning today ……..