What a busy week in Pre-Primary!
PHONICS – sounds, sounds and more sounds!
The children have been busy learning the ‘short sound’ that the letters: s, a, t, p, i, n make. Many children are putting these sounds together to make CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words such as: sat; tap; pat; pin; and nip. This is a very important step in beginning spelling and writing skills. We are now focusing on the ‘short sounds’ that the letters: m, r, h, e, d, c make. Please encourage your child to use letter ‘sounds’ as you go about your day. For example, you could point out the letters in ‘BIG W’ if you go shopping and say “B-I-G makes BIG”.
The family photos are lovely and have been many a ‘conversation starter’ amongst the children. We often hear the children make comments such as “I have a brother, just like you!” or “You have a baby in your family!” It is wonderful for the children to see that every family is different and that they are all very special. We hope you can all make it to the ‘St Emilie’s Family Picnic’ on Friday, so we can celebrate the amazing families in our school community.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all in Week 6.
From the PP Blue and PP Gold Teams.