Welcome to the Prep Blog for 2017! This blog is one of the many tools which help us to keep you informed about all the exciting things we have going on in the Prep classroom (in addition to our regular newsletters, assemblies and diary notes). At Grovedale West Primary School (GWPS) we like to regularly use the blog to help students to reflect on past learning experiences which helps them to make connections with new learning tasks and to build upon their understandings.
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What a terrific start!
What an amazing time we have had getting to know the Preps during the last two and a half weeks! We have been highly impressed by the calm and positive approach they have taken into their first two weeks of school. The children have had a fantastic time settling into their new learning environments whilst getting to know their teachers and making many new friends along the way.
The Prep team would like to say a massive thank you to all the Prep parents for being so supportive of your children during our first two weeks of the year. We have been so pleased to see you taking on a guiding role with the children’s morning routine, whilst also allowing them the opportunity to take responsibility for, and develop their independence with these tasks. The Prep Team are really looking forward to getting to know your children even better over the coming weeks and are excited about creating learning opportunities which will help them to progress with their learning in a fun and engaging environment.
Here are some photos of the Preps enjoying their first two weeks of school: