How does it feel to be part of a family?


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Term 1 Inquiry - Our Families | Posted on February 18, 2018

This week we will be considering how it feels to be part of a family. This supports our whole school Inquiry focus for the term, which is “Our Identity”. I’d like all children, if they haven’t already done so, to bring in a photo of their family that I can mount on coloured card and add to our family board in the classroom. As part of our Speaking & Listening program, children will get the opportunity to tell the class a little bit about their family, and when they are listening to others talk, they will learn how to ask “thoughtful” questions.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Doye 😄

Partner reading and using the school crossing safely


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Literacy Learning | Posted on February 16, 2018

Hi everyone,

This week we have introduced Home Reading. I hope you are all enjoying listening to your child read aloud and helping them to use the pictures, as well as the repetitive structure of the books, to successfully read their first books! Don’t forget to get them to point to the words as they read. Some children may also start to recognise high frequency words. It is important that children read every night, even if it is the same book two nights in a row.

We have been working on a routine for Partner Reading in the classroom. This is where the children share their book with a classmate. We sit elbow to elbow, knee to knee, one person is the reader whilst the other is the listener. We are trying hard to remember that the reader opens their book, points to the words and uses the pictures to help them read. The listener sits with their hands in their laps, listens to the reader and helps them if they get stuck. Discussion about the book is encouraged!

Today, we learnt how to cross at the school crossing safely. Mr O’Brien did a wonderful job as our Crossing Supervisor. We learnt to stay behind the yellow line and wait for two blows of the whistle before crossing. And of course, we never run, but walk sensibly to the other side of the road. Well done Prep C!



Learning Japanese


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 16, 2018

Today we went to LOTE and learnt a song in Japanese.

Tiger Toast & the Teddy Bears’ Picnic


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Important Information for Parents | Posted on February 15, 2018

Dear Parents,

Next week we will be learning about the letter ‘Tt’. The Prep Team has organised some fun language experiences to introduce this sound.

On Tuesday 20th February we will be making ‘Tiger Toast’ for morning tea. Please let the classroom teacher know if your child has any food allergies or particular dislikes. It may be a good idea to send along a snack on this day just in case they don’t like the Tiger Toast. We will be using wholemeal bread, butter/margarine, cheese slices and Vegemite. Each class needs 1-2 parent helpers (11.30-12.30). If you would like to help, please let you class teacher know.

On Thursday 22nd February we have planned a Teddy Bear’s Picnic commencing at 12:15. We will meet at our classroom and then walk down to the playground together.

We look forward to seeing the variety of well-loved teddies or soft toys that students are invited to bring along to school for the day. Your child will not need to bring any special food, just his/her usual lunch and water bottle. We will have some teddy bear biscuits for each prep student as a special treat; if you do not wish your child to be given a biscuit, please let their teacher know. Parents and families are welcome to join us for the picnic. Each class would appreciate the offer of a few picnic rugs for the event.

If you would like to take your child home early from the Teddy Bear’s Picnic this is fine. Please sign them out at the office and let the Class Teacher know that you are taking them home early J

In class we have started to discuss how families are different and special. We would very much appreciate a photo of each family to add to our class displays and provide a prompt for the children to talk about their families.

Thank you again for your patience and support in accommodating the early pick-up times during the important transition sessions. We look forward to meeting you again on the Meet the Teacher Evening on Tuesday 20th February.

Warm regards,

The Prep Teachers

Year 4 Buddies


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Year 4 Buddies | Posted on February 15, 2018

On Wednesday, Prep C met their Year 4 buddies. Our buddies helped us to borrow a library book. We are looking forward to catching up with them again next week.

Prep C Parent Rep


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Important Information for Parents | Posted on February 10, 2018

Dear Parents,

An important part of our school’s KidsMatter program is to encourage more parent involvement in our school community and activities, as well as ensuring that new families to our school feel a part of our community.

I would like to invite one or two parents from Prep C to become our Parent Reps. The role would involve informing other parents about activities that are happening at school or organising social events such as a coffee morning for mums and dads or a play in the park after school.

If you would like to be our class representative or share the role with another parent, please let me know.

Thank you

Mrs Doye 😄

First Week Reflections


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in First Week of Prep | Posted on February 9, 2018

Wow! What an amazing start we’ve had in Prep C. The children are feeling confident in their classroom and in their playground. Today, we ventured out of the Prep Playground onto the Basketball Courts and into the Sensory Garden. This week, we have had Digi Tech (IT), PE (Sport) and Music. We have learnt our classroom rules, explored shapes and completed our “First Week in Prep” book. We have been practising writing our name the school way and have enjoyed many picture story books together. We have learnt the alphabet song and laughed at the funny pictures that go with each letter and sound. We have made new friends, learnt how to navigate our lunch boxes and still had time for some developmental play. We have also learnt how to pack up quickly and quietly. I’m sure we will all sleep well this weekend! 😴

Please enjoy some photos and student reflections of our first week.


“I have learnt to look at the teacher when she is talking. You must wear your hat outside and listen to Mrs Doye”, Matilda.

“It is very important to not climb trees otherwise you will ruin nature. You should always wear your hat otherwise you might get sunburnt. Always be kind to your friends otherwise they might get hurt”, Lucinda.

“Listen to the teacher. Walk outside and inside, don’t run. Only one at a time on the monkey bars”, Oliver.


“I learnt how to turn on the computers”, Sam.

” I learnt how to make colours and frogs on the computer”, Benny.

“I learnt that the teachers name is Mrs Forward”, Adrian.




First Day of Prep


Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in First Week of Prep | Posted on February 5, 2018

What a fabulous start to school we had today! The children were very settled, happy and eager to learn how our classroom is going to work this year. Please click on the link or photo below to enjoy a little photo story of your children on their first day of prep. I am looking forward to seeing all those lovely smiling faces again tomorrow.

From Mrs Doye 😄




Posted by Jane Doye | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 30, 2018

Welcome to Prep C’s blog for 2018.

Throughout the year, this blog will inform families about important events happening in Prep and at Mount Martha Primary School. It will also be a place to share our learning.

Please subscribe so that you receive automatic email updates each time a new post appears on the blog.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year.

Mrs Doye 😄

Skip to toolbar