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WHPS Prep Information


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WHPS Prep Information

  1. 1. White Hills Primary SchoolWhite Hills Primary School Educating for the Future
  2. 2. Routines are Important!Routines are Important!  Music on the PA each morning to get organised.  Readers out and into the tubs. 
  3. 3. Morning Activities. Term 1Morning Activities. Term 1  Games to play  Friends to talk to  Books to read  Writing table  Dress ups .
  4. 4. Reading ProgramReading Program We have a special reading day where we read to our teacher. Teachers keep records of children’Teachers keep records of children’s reading,s reading, to make sure they are make sure they are progressing. Matching children to textMatching children to text is an essential part of our Reading an essential part of our Reading Program.
  5. 5. Shared ReadingShared Reading  Reading a ‘Big Book’ together, develops confidence to join in and share reading experiences. • Shared reading provides daily opportunities to teach reading strategies.
  6. 6. Guided ReadingGuided Reading  Teachers select text to match the reading needs of each child or group of children. Don’t interrupt … ‘Guided Reading Session’ in progress!
  7. 7. ReadingReading  It is important to read every morning and every night.  Sometimes we read to a Mum.Sometimes we read to a Mum.  Sometimes we read to a Dad.Sometimes we read to a Dad.  We can even read to nanny!We can even read to nanny!
  8. 8. Writing ProgramWriting Program Teachers work with small groups of writers and with individual students.  From the beginning, children are encouraged to write every day.
  9. 9. Modeled and Shared WritingModeled and Shared Writing  The teacher models writing on the whiteboard or IWB.  Children are then encouraged to ‘have-a-go’ themselves.  Sharing the Pen or writing together develops confidence to compose and write messages.
  10. 10. Learning About PrintLearning About Print ‘p’ pancakes and ‘t’ tiger toast. ‘g’ Greasy chips and ‘m’ mice at school. We learn about letters and the sound they usually make.We learn about letters and the sound they usually make.
  11. 11. Speaking and ListeningSpeaking and Listening Children are encouraged to share their experiencesChildren are encouraged to share their experiences orally through Show and Tell.orally through Show and Tell.
  12. 12. Information TechnologyInformation Technology  Students use desktops and Ipad’s for creation and expression.  They will be introduced to many educational programs, websites and blogs.
  13. 13. Support ProgramsSupport Programs  The Cubby Room is used for children who may benefit from extra assistance or extension with language, maths and fine motor skills.  Small Groups – 6-8 students, specifically focused on a skill.
  14. 14. Speech and LanguageSpeech and Language Development.Development. Children requiring extra assistance with speech and language development are given speech activities by a trained aide who is guided by a speech therapist.
  15. 15. School Entry SurveySchool Entry Survey  At the start of each school year, all children are assessed in literacy and numeracy.  These results assist teachers in developing appropriate programs in response to their learning needs.
  16. 16. MathematicsMathematics Maths occurs every day.Maths occurs every day.  Children are encouraged to look for Maths in every day, real life situations.
  17. 17. Student of the WeekStudent of the Week  Children look forward to their turn to be ‘Student of the Week’.  This program helps children to get to know and appreciate each other, and to build self esteem.
  18. 18. Buddy ProgramBuddy Program  All preps are assigned a Grade 5 buddy for their first year at school.  They also help the Preps in the playground. ‘We love working with our Buddies.’
  19. 19. Exploring with ConfidenceExploring with Confidence • The Prep PlaygroundThe Prep Playground • The Prep SandpitThe Prep Sandpit
  20. 20. As part of ourAs part of our ‘Sun Smart Policy‘Sun Smart Policy’’, hats are, hats are compulsory for all outdoor activities fromcompulsory for all outdoor activities from September through to May.September through to May. Hats are available through our uniform shop.Hats are available through our uniform shop.
  21. 21. LunchLunch TimeTime All the Preps eat their lunch together, underAll the Preps eat their lunch together, under teacher supervision, in the Prep lunch area.teacher supervision, in the Prep lunch area. In the classroom, we have ‘Brain Food’ time, such as fresh fruitIn the classroom, we have ‘Brain Food’ time, such as fresh fruit and vegies. Preps keep water bottles in the classroom,and vegies. Preps keep water bottles in the classroom, so they can get a drink whenever they they can get a drink whenever they want.
  22. 22. CanCan’t find someone to play with?’t find someone to play with? Come to theCome to the ‘Buddy Bench’‘Buddy Bench’
  23. 23. Integrated StudiesIntegrated Studies  We learn to look after ourselves and others. We make our class rulesWe make our class rules and learn the schooland learn the school rules.rules. • We learn about ourWe learn about our community andcommunity and other cultures.other cultures.
  24. 24. ArtArt Room - Mrs White and Mrs WatchmanRoom - Mrs White and Mrs Watchman are the art specialistsare the art specialists Specialist Areas
  25. 25. Languages Other Than English (LOTE)Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Children in Grades 1-6 learnChildren in Grades 1-6 learn MandarinMandarin..
  26. 26. WeeklyWeekly MusicMusic SessionsSessions We love going to our music lessons with Mr. MarshWe love going to our music lessons with Mr. Marsh Every 2Every 2ndnd year we hold a whole school productionyear we hold a whole school production
  27. 27. We haveWe have Phys EdPhys Ed specialists, huge sports shedspecialists, huge sports shed and undercover play areas, so we have PE alland undercover play areas, so we have PE all year round!year round!
  28. 28. P.M.PP.M.P  Our Perceptual Motor Program improves children’s fine and gross co-ordination. The program is conducted by the PE specialists.
  29. 29. Swimming –Swimming – Curriculum ExpectationCurriculum Expectation • We have swimmingWe have swimming lessons at thelessons at the Eaglehawk heated pool.Eaglehawk heated pool.
  30. 30. GymnasticsGymnastics We have 4 gym sessions at Jets Gym in Golden Square.
  31. 31. Let’s Get Moving Dance Program with Alli WattsLet’s Get Moving Dance Program with Alli Watts  We learn how to move in our special dance classes held every second year. Alternates with school production.
  32. 32. Students use the school libraryStudents use the school library weekly with their class teacher.weekly with their class teacher.
  33. 33. Performances and IncursionsPerformances and Incursions support classroom programssupport classroom programs Visiting speakersVisiting speakers Music is Fun Band.
  34. 34. The Prep TeaThe Prep Tea Fun and games at the PrepFun and games at the Prep tea. This is an introduction totea. This is an introduction to our P-6 camping program.our P-6 camping program.
  35. 35. Special Celebration Days are integratedSpecial Celebration Days are integrated with our classroom programs.with our classroom programs. Pp is for Pirate. Wacky Wednesday.Grandparents Day
  36. 36. Multi-Aged DaysMulti-Aged Days • These special daysThese special days involve the wholeinvolve the whole school, have aschool, have a ‘theme’ and‘theme’ and develop a sense ofdevelop a sense of
  37. 37. School CrossingsSchool Crossings • Bendigo Council fundedBendigo Council funded school crossing at theschool crossing at the front of the school.front of the school. • Teachers on gate duty atTeachers on gate duty at the back of the school tothe back of the school to ensure the day ends asensure the day ends as safely and happily as itsafely and happily as it begins.begins.
  38. 38. Before and After School CareBefore and After School Care • Operates every day before school fromOperates every day before school from 7.00-8.35am and after school until7.00-8.35am and after school until 6pm.Preps are cared for until 8:50 in the6pm.Preps are cared for until 8:50 in the yard and then taken to their classroom. Ityard and then taken to their classroom. It is available to all studentsis available to all students..
  39. 39. CanteenCanteen  Children are able to order lunches on Wednesdays and Fridays.  The canteen is open every lunchtime for counter sales.  Sometimes we have special lunch days.
  40. 40. The Uniform ShopThe Uniform Shop Summer and Winter uniforms are available from the uniform shop. Uniform can be ordered on QKR
  41. 41. Our school is like one big caring family.Our school is like one big caring family. Everyone is involved and valued,Everyone is involved and valued, and events are shared and celebrated.and events are shared and celebrated.