Pre-Primary – Room 17


Welcome to Room 17’s webpage. My name is Miss Kelly and have had the privilege of working at Orelia for over 20 Years. Room 17 is lucky enough to work with 3 wonderful assistants Mrs Samuels, Mrs Lynch and Ms Kat.

Room 17 has had a fabulous year so far. We have had fun learning together and have formed kind and caring relationships with our new friends.

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

In Literacy, we have enjoyed 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 have focused on the fiction text ‘Wombat Stew’ by Marcia K. Vaughan. We have practised the story using our story map and actions for connectives such as first, next, after that etc.

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 began keeping track of the number of days we have been at school in anticipation of the 100th day. On the 7th of August, each child brought in a collection of 100 items from home to share with the class. They also made 100 day biscuits and made a 100-day mask.

As part the Pre-Primary History curriculum, we have been learning about our community. We have had fun turning our home corner into a hospital and role playing doctors, nurses and patients. Earlier this term, we had a supermarket where students sorted food into categories and had fun using pretend money and writing shopping lists. For HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) week, we made an earth collage by scrunching crepe paper to represent countries. Both Room 17 and 18 drew a picture of themselves to be placed hand in hand around the earth.