Foundation

Foundation 2017





























Foundation/Prep

Term 4

2017

We are looking forward to a very busy and fun filled Term 4. Upon reflection of the past three terms we are very proud of how much our students have learned and grown. This term we will be building on and consolidating all of the learning that the students have done throughout the year.

In Literacy we will be revising all of the Jolly Phonic sounds and diagraphs, letter/sound knowledge. We will be focusing on interpreting, analysing and evaluating when reading, by making inferences and text to self-connections. The students will continue to be encouraged to practice the high frequency words in their take home reading books and we will also be working hard on correct letter formation when writing in the classroom.

In Numeracy there will be a focus on statistics and probability, pattern and algebra as well as place value.

ICT- We use our interactive big screen TV’s daily and the students have the opportunity to use the iPads during Literacy and Numeracy sessions. This term the students will continue to use the laptops to logon to our schools system, learn word processing skills on Microsoft Word and how to create images on programs such as KidsPix.

In Term 4 the students will continue to participate in a one hour Science, Physical Education and Performing Arts program with specialist teachers each week.

Our Excursion this term will be to the Arts Centre in Melbourne to experience a stage production of The Gruffalo and walk around the city.

This term we will also be celebrating our schools 25th Birthday with a Carnival which we are looking forward to and hope to see you all there!

The Foundation/Prep Team : )


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Foundation/Prep

Term 3

2017

Welcome to Term 3. We look forward to an exciting and productive term with lots of learning and fun activities.

Literacy-

In Literacy sessions the students are focusing on recognising the letters of the alphabet and the sounds that the letters make using the Jolly Phonics program. This term we will be focusing on high frequency words, the students will be given lists of high frequency words to practice reading at home. We will also have a strong focus on comprehension this term by getting our knowledge ready, making predictions and inferences as well as making text-to-self connections. The students are exposed to 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. We use the large interactive screen during literacy sessions and all of the students are participating in the Home Reading Program.

Numeracy-

In Numeracy sessions the students will be counting, recognising, making numbers and learning to write numbers. The students will also be learning about tens frames, number lines, division/sharing as well as addition and subtraction. In applied numeracy sessions the students will be learning about measurement- length, mass and capacity. The students will also participate in numeracy games and hands on activities using materials such as flash cards, counters, bead frames and dice. We also use our large interactive screen during numeracy sessions.

Investigation Time-

Investigation Time is a time for the students to engage in play based learning and language experiences. We use the Victorian Curriculum and 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.

ICT-

We use our interactive big screen TV’s daily and the students have the opportunity to use the iPads during Literacy and Numeracy sessions. This term the students will begin using the laptops. The students will be shown how to logon to our schools system, learn word processing skills on Microsoft Word and how to create images on programs such as KidsPix.

Specialist Programs-

Each week the students will participate in a one hour Science and Physical Education program with specialist teachers. This semester the students will also begin Visual Arts with a specialist teacher for one hour each week.

Incursions, Excursions, Special Activities/Events-

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

This term we are celebrating the Prep students 100 Days of School with fun activities and a special afternoon tea which all parents and carers have been invited to attend.

This term we will be celebrating Book Week with a whole school character parade and a play called ‘Puss in Boots: Pet Detective.

All students are strongly encouraged to attend these fun educational learning experiences.

 

The Foundation/Prep Team

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Foundation/Prep

Term 2

2017


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. This term we would also like to welcome Mrs. Lucy Panter to the team. Mrs. Panter will be working with Mrs. Stivala, teaching the students in Room 2.

 

Literacy:

In Literacy sessions the students are participating daily in the Jolly Phonics sound program on the interactive TV. 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 and 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 Performing Arts, Science 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 zoo related activities. 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 Foundation/Prep Team :)


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Foundation/Prep

Term 1

2017

Welcome to our new Foundation/Prep students and families!

We would like to introduce the Foundation/Prep Team for 2017.

Prep A-PA Room 2: Mrs. Terry Stivala (Team Leader) & Mrs. Heather Beatty (Wed)

Prep B-PB Room 3: Mrs. Robyn Priestley (Mon, Tues & Wed) & Mrs. Heather Beatty (Thurs & Fri)

Prep C-PC Room 4: Mrs. Sultan Durna

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 Performing Arts, Science 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 such as our Teddy Bear’s Picnic that was enjoyed by all.

This term the students will go on their very first Excursion on a bus to the Williamstown Beach. There they will look at the water and boats, build sandcastles and look for interesting things such as shells on the beach. 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 Foundation/Prep Team : )

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