PO Box 30 George St Pinjarra
Telephone (08) 9530 5500 - Fax (08) 9531 2480
Email admin@stjoespinjarra.wa.edu.au

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PO Box 30 George St Pinjarra
Telephone (08) 9530 5500 - Fax (08) 9531 2480
Email admin@stjoespinjarra.wa.edu.au

Pre-Primary

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Term 4 in Pre-Primary

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We cannot believe that we are nearly in Year 1! We have been doing so much exciting learning this term to help get us ready for Year 1 and we cannot wait for Christmas!
In Maths this term, we are learning how to record and represent data on a graph and share equally. We are also learning about time, position and practising our numbers to 30.
In English, we are learning to read by blending our sounds together and remembering our sight words. We are continuing to practise writing sentences, remembering a capital letter at the start of the sentence, finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end of our sentence.
In Geography this term, we are learning all about our world and the places in our own community of Pinjarra. We have also been preparing for a Remembrance Day Service we will lead for the whole school.
In Religion, we are wondering about our bodies and the exciting and incredible things we can do because God gave us our bodies. We are learning that followers of Jesus use their bodies to show love and kindness towards others. When we use our bodies in loving ways as Jesus did, we are living as God wants.
We are exploring the different special times people wait to share love, laughter and gifts as well as the joyful and exciting feelings they experience while waiting. We realise that God who created these waiting feelings must love us very much.
We have also been learning protective strategies and behaviors to help keep us safe.
Georgie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful Pre-Primary parents for their ongoing support this year. It has been both a pleasure and privilege teaching your child and they will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We do not take for granted the incredible job we have and the important role we play in helping shape the minds our students.
Thank you for trusting us. God Bless xox

Click here to see how much our Pre-Primary Students have grown.


Term 3 – Wow Wee!

We cannot believe how fast the term has flown by! We have been doing so much exciting learning this term and we have so much more to look forward to!
In Maths we are learning how to measure length and area and add and subtract to ten. We are also learning about 2D and 3D shapes and patterns.
In English we are learning to read, blending all of our sounds together and remembering our sight words. We have also begun to practise writing sentences, remembering a capital letter at the start of the sentence, finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end of our sentence.
In Geography this term we are learning all about our world and the places in our own community of Pinjarra.
In Religion we are wondering about our memory and bodies. We are reminded that Jesus showed love in many different ways and that we can show love just like Jesus did. We are also learning that Jesus communicated with others in loving ways and we can communicate to God through Prayer.


Term 3

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Pre-Primary Assembly

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This term, the Pre-Primary students participated in their very first school assembly. The students loved sharing with the school all of the wonderful learning that happens in Pre-Primary. The students performed ‘Words make the World Go Around’ by Justine Clarke and Josh Pyke and they managed to WOW all the Mums, Dads, Nannas, Pops and teachers with how brave and confident they all were standing up in front of the school.
Now the school really knows what SUPERSTAR learners the Pre-Primary students are!


Walker Learning

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Walker Learning
In Pre-Primary, our favourite days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday when we get to do Walker Learning Investigations. Students look forward to being ‘focus children’ and sharing special things in their life with the class.
This term we have been tinkering away at a printer, serving up fresh tea, coffee and cake at our Café, writing letters to our friends and building submarines and buses in the box construction area.
Also this term, we introduced a new role of ‘Reporter’ to our Walker Learning Investigations. The reporter is given a specific task by the teacher that they must complete during the Investigation period. Students have to complete the task and fill out the ‘Reporter’ activity sheet they have been given. Tasks always relate to the learning we have been doing in class, providing students with an opportunity to practise their writing skills as well as consolidating their learning. Recently, the reporter has been tasked with finding different materials in the class that they can use to model addition and subtraction problems to 10.
During our ‘Investigation Reflection’ time, the reporter shares with students their given task and findings.
Please take the time to look through some photos of Investigation time in the Pre-Primary class.


Dino World Incursion

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The Pre-Primary and Kindy students LOVED meeting James the T-Rex at our Dino World Incursion on Tuesday the 23rd of May!
We looked at many fossils from around the world and Melanie and Rob provided us with a unique prehistoric experience, that excited everyone’s love of dinosaurs.
It was the most “roarsome” excitement for 65 million years.
Here are some photos from our incursion…


Walker Learning

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In Pre-Primary, our favourite days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday when we get to do Walker Learning Investigations. Students look forward to being ‘focus children’ and sharing special things in their life with the class.
This term, we introduced a new role of ‘Photographer’ to our Walker Learning Investigations. The photographer is given a specific task by the teacher and they must use the iPad camera to take photos. This term, students have been taking photos of letters in our class. Students have independently been finding letters in names on their pigeon holes, in displays on the wall and even in books from our reading area. During our ‘Investigation Reflection’ time, the photographer shows students their photos, explaining to the class what their task was and where the letter is in their photo.
Please take the time to look through some photos of Investigation time in the Pre-Primary class.


Nature Play with our Year 4 buddies

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Every Friday afternoon we aim at developing and nurturing the student’s connection to nature through ‘Nature Play’.
A connection to the natural world is fundamental to all aspects of child development and is a key component to building optimal mental, emotional, social and physical health for every child.
We love our Nature Play with our Year Four buddies in the nature area next to the convent.


Walker Learning

Click the picture to view a gallery of our children in Term 1.

In Pre-Primary, our favourite days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday when we get to do Walker Learning Investigations. Students look forward to being ‘focus children’ and sharing special things in their life with the class.
Why we do it? Young children learn best when they are highly engaged and motivated. This is achieved through active exploration and investigation of their environment alongside explicit instruction and scaffolding. Learning environments are set up to ensure that children have regular opportunities to construct, to create, to explore and to investigate in purposeful ways. Every day the learning spaces are filled with the richness of literacy, numeracy and oral language. Discussion of learning intentions, (which are displayed each morning for the children and on a parent information board), the conversations with focus children and the tasks given to reporters and photographers provide many opportunities for intentional and purposeful links back to literacy and numeracy.
Here are some photos of us learning through play during investigations.