Learning letter names and sounds is an essential part of our development. They are the foundation for learning to read and write, and shape the way we communicate with the world around us. Each week in Pre-Primary we have a letter focus, starting with every student going for a letter hunt. This allows the students to look at home for objects with the matching letter sounds. Students then bring that object in to share and discuss it with the class. We also include a language experience, with this week being baking bread for the letter “Bb”.
We started by reading a story called ‘Zed’s Bread’ by Mick Manning and discussed how bakers make bread. We then went through the ingredients and watched the bread being made. The whole classroom smelled wonderful – there is nothing better than the smell of fresh bread baking!
This term we have been learning about how the seasons change and how that affects the world around us. We first went for a nature walk to look at the different types of leaves around our school, then we collected the leaves to investigate how the colours change over time. We had so much fun learning about how the leaves change between seasons!
This term we have been developing our Fine Motor skills through hands on activities. Fine Motor skills allow us to complete everyday tasks like tying our laces and hanging up washing. These skills are essential for writing and being able to control a pencil and form correct pencil grip.
Take a look at some of the writing and fine motor activities we have been learning!