Kids get into spirit of the alphabet
IT WAS a sight to behold at St Catherine’s Catholic School assembly last week as their two prep classes dressed as letters of the alphabet to show other classes what they’ve been learning.
Prep teacher Sarah Rogers said the morning was a great success for the students.
“They sang a song, ‘What did the letters say’. It’s a takeoff from ‘What did the fox say’,” Ms Rogers said.
“They sang that and did all the Soundwaves chants and actions.
“For every letter of the alphabet there is a little chant and an action.
“It’s about working on letters and sounds. It’s a really good grounding for their reading,” Ms Rogers explained.
With help from fellow prep teachers Emma Hiscox and Bobby-Lee Griffiths, all 56 prep students across two classes fronted the assembly.
Every fortnight at St Caths, each year level takes turns in putting on a performance to showcase what they’ve been learning.
Ms Rogers said that while some of the kids were hit with stage fright, all students helped each other on stage. She also wanted to thank all the parents for their amazing job with last-minute costumes.
The program is part of the school’s Soundwaves approach to learning which encourages a phonemic approach to spelling and helps students to develop an understanding of language, spelling and reading.
“It works to the relevancy of their learning style,” MsRogers said.
“Some kids learn visually and some by movement and some by listening.
“It covers all those areas,” Ms Rogers said.
SHOW AND TELL: St Catherine’s Catholic School prep students dressed as letters of the alphabet at assembly.
St Catherine’s Catholic School prep students dressed as letters of the alphabet at assembly last week.
Cienna Read, Maggie Muller and Zara Zareh in their costumes.