Curriculum - Prep
In Prep children learn in many different ways through play, structured activity, games and investigation.
Prep helps your child develop important life skills
a positive approach to learning
independence and confidence
thinking and problem-solving skills
early literacy and numeracy
At St Anthony’s our Prep teachers in use the Australian Curriculum The Foundation year and the Queensland Early Years Curriculum to guide teaching and learning.
When children start Prep they move to a more structured learning environment, but they continue to learn through play.
During play children make decisions, solve problems, develop thinking and teamwork skills, communicate, and develop a positive sense of themselves.
Types of play used to help Prep children learn may include:
· manipulative—doing puzzles, making necklaces or constructions
· games with rules—playing board and card games or outdoor games with rules
· exploratory—using blocks to investigate weight, height, number, shape and balance
· fantasy—children creating props for space adventures
· physical—moving through obstacle courses, climbing, running.
Activities in Prep encourage the development of mathematical knowledge, oral language and reading and writing skills.