Foundation

Foundation teamTerm 1 2018


Welcome to our new Foundation/Prep students and families!

We would like to introduce the Foundation/Prep Team for 2018.

Prep A-PA Room 2: Mrs. Terry Stivala (Mon Tue Wed) &

Mrs. Heather Beatty (Wed Thur Fri) Team Leaders

Prep B-PB Room 3: Ms Ana Carrondo

Prep C-PC Room 4: Mrs Nerissa Fernandez


Start Up Program-

During the first four weeks of the term the students will be participating in the Start Up program. The Start Up program focuses on the students getting to know each other, making friends, building relationships with their teachers and ensuring the students feel happy, safe and confident in their new school environment.


Investigation Time-

During the first four weeks of this term Investigation Time will be offered in the morning to encourage the students to settle in to their new classrooms. Investigation Time is then moved to the end of the day for the rest of the year.  Investigation Time is a time for the students to engage in play based learning and language experiences.

We use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework when planning and implementing Investigation Time to work towards the students achieving all of the five Learning and Development Outcomes. 1- Children have a strong sense of identity, 2- Children are connected with and contribute to their world, 3- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, 4- Children are confident and involved learners and 5- Children are effective communicators.


Literacy-

In Literacy sessions the students will be read a variety of books and encouraged to look at and take an interest in books. The students will be given opportunities to begin to write words such as their names and simple sentences. There will be a strong focus on recognising the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that the letters make as well as high frequency words.


Numeracy-

In Numeracy sessions the students will be counting, recognising numbers, making numbers and learning to write numbers. There will also be a focus on times of the day- morning, afternoon and night. The students will also participate in numeracy games and hands on activities using materials such as flash cards, counters, bead frames and dice.

 

ICT-

This term the students will be introduced to Cyber Safety through the characters in a program called ‘Hector’s Word’.

This term the students will be shown literacy and numeracy apps on the iPads and will be taught how to use them correctly.


Specialist Programs-

Each week the students will participate in a one hour of Arts, LOTE and Physical Education program with a specialist teacher.


 

 

Term 2  2018


Welcome to Term 2! Our Prep students have all settled in nicely and are becoming more confident at school every day. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive term with lots of learning experiences and activities.

 


Literacy-

 

In Literacy sessions the students are participating daily in the Jolly Phonics sound program on the interactive whiteboards. The students will experience a variety of books and are encouraged to look at and take an interest in books. The students will be given opportunities to write words such as their names and simple sentences. There will be a strong focus on recognising the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that the letters make as well as high frequency words. All of the students are participating in the Home Reading Program. This term the students will also be given lists of high frequency words to practice reading at home.

 


Numeracy-

 

In Numeracy sessions the students will be counting, recognising, making and writing numbers. There will be a focus on the days of the week and linking the days to familiar events, 2D and 3D shapes as well as addition and subtraction. The students will also participate in numeracy games and hands on activities using materials such as flash cards, counters, bead frames and dice.

 


Investigation Time-

 

Investigation Time is a time for the students to engage in play based learning and language experiences. We use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework when planning and implementing Investigation Time to work towards the students achieving all of the five Learning and Development Outcomes.

1- Children have a strong sense of identity

2- Children are connected with and contribute to their world

3- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

4- Children are confident and involved learners

5- Children are effective communicators.

 


ICT-

 

This term the students will continue to focus on Cyber Safety through the characters in a program called ‘Hector’s World’. The students will be shown literacy and numeracy apps on the iPads and will be taught how to use them correctly. The students will also have a formal introduction to digital systems.

 


Specialist Programs-

 

Each week the students will participate in a one hour Visual Arts, LOTE-Turkish and Physical Education program with a specialist teacher.

 


Incursions, Excursions, Special Activities/Events-

 

Throughout the year the students will be involved in a number of Incursions and Excursions as well other special activities/events.

 

Our Excursion will be to the Melbourne Zoo. The students will see and learn about zoo animals and participate in activities related to our Inquiry topic of Living and Non-Living things. All students are strongly encouraged to attend as there will be a big focus on the excursion within the classroom both before and after the excursion.

 

 

 

The Prep Team


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