The beginning of school can be a really daunting thing for all students, particularly Preps.
Before school starts, each student completes an 'Interview' with their Prep teacher which can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. This interview is an assessment of each child's starting point and it provides the teacher with time to get to know each student in a one-to-one setting. More information on this is provided during information sessions. Those dates along with our Transition times can be found here https://www.kinglakewestps.vic.edu.au/page/43/Prep-Transition
Prep students are provided with 3 opportunities to eat across each day- Fruit Snack (also sometimes known as brain food), Recess and Lunch. After lunch students are also encouraged to eat anything else if they have food left/are hungry.
This year, our specialist subjects are Physical Education, LOTE- Auslan, Performing Arts and Visual Art.
Students participate in an hour of each, every week.
Term 1- Me and My Community- we look at how to describe ourselves, who is in our family and who int he community can help us.
Term 2- Chemical Science- we explore many chemical reactions using hands on (child friendly) experiments.
Term 3- History- we discover how toys have changed over the years and compare them between the olden days and now.
Term 4- Design Tech- students are introduced to basic design briefs, follow basic instructions and create their designs.
Buddies- Prep and Grade 6 students participate in 1-2 sessions a fortnight. To read more about this head to our Transition page https://www.kinglakewestps.vic.edu.au/page/43/Prep-Transition
Easter Egg Hunt with Grade 6 Buddies Playing 'Ice Cream Stores' in the cubby house
Working in the veggie garden with a parent helper Finding shapes in the playground
Making playdough during a STEM lesson Meeting Healthy Harold the Giraffe
Taking some lap desks out at lunchtime Enjoying Milo Monday