Prep


Term 2 in Foundation

 

 

Literacy:

This term the Foundation students will continue to immerse themselves in the PLD program. They will expand their knowledge of how to build words using different sounds together. They will continue to work on their blending and segmenting skills, to develop their encoding skills when writing unknown words. This term students will begin to focus on spelling words and participate in a variety of games and hands on activities to visually represent their words. Dictation will become a weekly activity, where students will be exposed to the same decodable passage each day to build their reading fluency. They will then have an opportunity to write some of their passage through structured dictation sessions.

Students will continue to be exposed to a variety of texts where they will explore different comprehension skills such as, retelling the story in their own words, identifying a problem and solution, and predicting what may happen next.

In Writing, students will continue to focus on their encoding skills by joining sounds together to create words. They will further develop their sentence writing skills by focussing on using a capital letter at the start of a sentence and a full stop at the end. They will explore different characters and settings within a text and have a go at creating their own Narrative.

The Oral Language topic this term is Recounts. Students will recount information based on events that happened the day before. They will add detail to their recount to include, when it happened, who it was with, what they did and how they felt.

 

Numeracy

In Mathematics this term, Foundation students will further develop their knowledge of addition and subtraction, working with numbers to 20 and beyond. They will explore aspects of measurement by timing how long different activities take, sequencing daily activities and naming and ordering the days of the week. Students will explore 3D shapes in our environment and use verbal action stories to model situations that require sharing. Through play, students will continue to discover real life examples involving money in everyday situations, such as a cafe, shop or canteen. Students will learn mathematical concepts using concrete materials, written work, games and hands on activities.

 

Inquiry

Foundation students will partake in an Inquiry unit called ‘My Country: Bunurong’ They will discover how Indigenous Australians continue to use the land in our local community in traditional ways. They will explore bush tucker, indigenous art and symbols, dream time stories and the history of our local area.

 

Well-Being

Our wellbeing topic this term is how to be a bucket filler. It will be based around the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ Students will learn how to be a bucket filler and what things they need to fill their buckets. We will use our knowledge about bucket filling to encourage people in our school community including staff, peers and parents.

Students will also continue to participate in mindfulness activities such as colouring, cosmic kids yoga and breathing exercises.

 

Term 2 Highlights

 

Some highlights of term 2 were:

Mother’s Day Challenge

Smoking Ceremony

Deadly Day

Reconciliation week

Buddy Activities

 


Micah Webb & Kate O'Beirne