Our school holds a Prep Information morning for parents in Term 4 parents of future Prep students are invited to attend. Parents are welcome to ask questions.
Preparatory year—a new beginning
Wooroolin State School offers a Prep Year Programme. Prep provides an important link between school and what children learn at home and in early education and care services before they start school.
The Early Years Curriculum Guidelines are designed to better prepare children for school. The Prep curriculum is based on active learning, which includes inquiry, investigation and play.
In Prep, children will be:
- constructing using blocks, collage and manipulative equipment to develop early mathematical concepts and skills
- initiating and participating in dramatic play to build an understanding of the world around them
- drawing and painting to encourage oral language, reading and writing skills
- writing stories and copying signs as part of their play, constructions and art
- playing and investigating independently, in pairs, small groups and as a whole class
- actively making choices about what and how they learn
- investigating and learning how to inquire about their interests
- planning collaboratively with the teacher using a plan-do-reflect model
- participating in music and language experiences.
These learning experiences will help children to:
- understand and use language to group, sort and describe objects and to communicate ideas, feelings and needs
- develop early literacy and numeracy skills
- become independent thinkers and problem solvers
- learn how to cooperate with others
- develop physical coordination skills
- listen, respond to and give directions
- become confident at taking risks in their learning
- make good choices.