Pre-Primary – Room 17

As part of our Talk for Writing program, we will be learning to retell the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. On Monday, Room 17 & 18 baked Gingerbread men in the Breakfast club. Today, both classes had a visit from Mr Mader (our Deputy Principal) who discovered that they had disappeared. He had ‘CCTV’ footage of our Gingerbread men running away. They left behind clues for us to follow, which led us around the school. We got clues from Ms Magee in the Staff room, clues from Ms Julie in the Library and searched the Music room. Finally, we followed the last clue to the Administration building where Mr Mader had found the Gingerbread men running around the office. Lastly, we got to eat them up ‘as quick as a fox’.
The children had an amazing time! Please enjoy the CCTV footage that was supplied to our classes. 

Welcome to Room 17’s webpage. My name is Miss Kelly and I have had the privilege of working at Orelia for over 20 Years. Mrs Pippa Braig teaches in Room 17 on Wednesday and Friday and Mrs Samuels is our wonderful teacher assistant.

In Pre-Primary, teachers collaborate together to deliver an Early Childhood program that encompasses academic and play based learning.

In Literacy, we have our ‘Talk for Writing’ program. Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework that enables children to imitate stories orally and develops their enjoyment of reading. This Term we will focus on the fiction texts ‘A Mouse called Maisy’ and ‘The Little Red Hen’. We will practise the stories using a story map and actions for connectives such as first, next, after that etc.

At Orelia we teach phonics using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ program. To begin the term we will be focusing on rhyming words, syllables and hearing beginning sounds in words. We will then move onto blending sounds orally to form words and segmenting a word into beginning, middle and end sounds along with letter identification.

100 Days of School is a day to celebrate the various mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100. From the very first day of school, we begin keeping track of the number of days we have been at school in anticipation of the 100th day. When we reach 100 days we have a special celebration day where each child brings in a collection of 100 items from home to share with the class and we participate in fun activities that involve the number 100.