Foundation

Welcome To Term Two

 

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We can’t believe we are already in Term Two! And we are very excited for the fun and exciting term we have ahead of us.


In Reading, students will continue to practise and develop strategies that will enable them to become independent readers, such as stretching out the sounds and looking for chunks. In addition to this, students will be encouraged to read around difficult words and finish the sentence, before predicting the unknown word. Students will be formally introduced to the comprehension strategies, Predicting and Thinking Aloud. To develop students’ comprehension skills, we encourage you to discuss your child’s texts while they are reading. Please ask your child questions relevant to the story and discuss what is happening/ has happened, as they read.


In Writing, we will focus on using letter-sound knowledge to write words and simple sentences. The students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of rich writing experiences. They will continue to be introduced to common high frequency words and taught how to spell these words. We will continue with our focus on correct letter formations.


In Numeracy, we will continue to focus on developing and improving counting skills. Students will focus on improving their ability to count to 20 and beyond. Students will be learning to add collections using concrete materials and the strategies ‘count all’ and ‘count on’. They will be solving a range of addition questions, both ‘open’ and ‘closed’ and will learn to present their findings by writing a number sentence, drawing a picture and/or making a model.


Our ‘Healthy Heroes’ Shared Inquiry this term will focus on the people who help us in our community. We will also be looking at who keeps us healthy and safe and what actions we can take to keep ourselves safe.


We are having a wonderful time learning in our Foundation classes and look forward to sharing your children’s amazing development with you!


The Foundation Team

Foundation H –Kaitlyn Hayes – hayes.kaitlyn.k@edumail.vic.gov.au        

Foundation M– Bronwyn Murray – murray.bronwyn.f@edumail.vic.gov.au         

Foundation B- Tess Bullock- bullock.tess.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Foundation S- Zach Schmidt- schmidt.zach.t@edumail.vic.gov.au            

Foundation P- Julie Papazisis- papazisis.julie.j@edumail.vic.gov.au