Prep 2

In Prep 2, our children build on their unique Prep 1 experiences within a safe, healthy and active environment. We work closely with the Prep 1 teacher to ensure there is a seamless transition. Our children experience a variety of exciting and fascinating activities which allow them to achieve success and enjoy taking more responsibility for their own learning. Here at TGA Newlands we also get the opportunity to take part in a range of different activities with our friends at Kelvinbridge and Milngavie; we particularly enjoy ceilidh dancing together during our Katie Morag topic!

By linking our class activities to books, children have the opportunity to further develop a love of reading. Our Prep 2 children will explore Journeys and Forces through the journey of food and letters, life on an island through the Katie Morag stories, become budding palaeontologists studying Dinosaurs and learn more about nature through their Planting and Growing topic. We extend our learning into the community by visiting local museums, parks and businesses. Children enjoy art activities linked to the work of Kandinsky, Mondrian and Van Gogh.

Children cultivate excellent presentation skills by making posters and menus and writing book reports and letters. Our writing is linked to real-life experiences, helping our children become confident and successful learners.

Prep 2 children develop new Numeracy concepts through active maths; once again links are made to real-life contexts, for example buying items from local shops and measuring the height of the sunflowers we grow as part our topic work.

Outdoor learning is fun and healthy in Prep 2 with children walking a Daily Mile and other activities. Celebrations and festivals are explored throughout the year and we continue our linguistic journey during our weekly French lessons.

Come and explore our fantastic learning environment in the Southside of Glasgow!