2017 Curriculum outline Foundation

Class: Foundation           Term:1          Teachers: Zoe, Laura, Lillian, Michael & Laura M.

English

 

Reading

 Practising independent reading behaviours such as: choosing a book, sitting quietly, handling books gently, looking at the words and pictures.

 One to one matching as we point under each word.

 Using strategies to work out unknown words. We will learn to: look at the pictures, use the pattern and use the first letter.

  Using the comprehension strategy of predicting and using our prior knowledge to help us better understand what we read.

 Practising letter names and sounds.

 

Writing

 ‘Having a go’ at writing and trying our best.

 Planning what we want to write by saying our sentence out loud before writing it.

 Saying words slowly, listening for the sounds, and writing letters for the sounds we can hear.

 Writing from left to right and from top to bottom on the page.

 Forming letters correctly.

 

Mathematics

This term in Number Maths, Foundation the students will be learning about;

  • ·         The counting sequence 0-10
  • ·         Counting small collections
  • ·         Matching number names with numerals and objects to 10
  • ·         Reading, ordering and making collections for the numbers 0-10
  • ·         Counting with 1:1 correspondence (each object counted once)
  • ·         To say which number is more, less or the same.
  • ·         Parts of numbers e.g. 4 is 3 and 1 or 2 and 2, 5 is 3 and 2 or 4 and 1 and 5 and 0.

 

In Applied Maths Foundation students will be learning about;

  • ·         When and what happens in the morning, afternoon and night.
  • ·         The sequence of the days of the week and knowing what day comes before and after.
  • ·         Describing their location e.g. next to a chair, on top of the mat.
  • ·         Answering and asking yes/no questions to collect data.

 

Investigations & the ‘Start Up’ program

This term is all about settling in and starting to become familiar with routines in both the class and the wider school.  Students will explore their school rights and responsibilities, and begin to learn about making good choices. This will help them and others to learn and feel safe at school. Children will practise social and emotional skills such as: sharing their needs and wants, listening to others, having a go with new things and getting to know their class mates.

 

Important Dates

Thursday 16th February – Foundation Meet the Teacher

Thursday 23rd February – Foundation Patent Home Reader Info Night

Thursday 23rd March – Twilight Sports

Friday 31st March – Last Day of Term

Foundation Term 2   Curriculum Outline         Zoe, Laura, Lillian & Michael, Laura M.

English

 

Reading

Decoding Strategies: Using strategies to work out unknown words

  • We will practise & revise: looking at the pictures, using the pattern and using the first letter
  • We will learn the strategy: Check the Word: Does it make sense, look right & sound right?
  • We will learn the strategy: Blend the sounds

 

Comprehension Strategies: Using strategies to help us better understand what we read

  • We will learn how to make connections between the story and own lives
  • We will learn how to justify our predictions with evidence from the text and how to change our predictions as we get new information as we read

 

  • Practising letter names and sounds
  • Learning to read some Common words as sight words
  • Identifying some features of texts such as events and characters
  • Retelling events in a text in sequence

 

Writing

  • Writing different genres: recounts, labels, lists, diagrams, letters, cards and friendly notes
  • Using ‘Look, Say, Name, Cover, Write, Check to learn to spell some Common Words
  • ‘Having a go’ at writing and trying our best
  • Planning what we want to write by saying our sentence orally before writing it
  • Saying words slowly, listening for the sounds, and writing letters for the sounds we can hear
  • Writing from left to right and from top to bottom on the page
  • Forming letters correctly

Mathematics

 

Number

  • Learning the sequence of ordinal numbers and matching an ordinal number to an object
  • Learning the sequence of the multiples of 10 (10, 20, 30, 40, 50 etc) and recognising 10 as a countable unit
  • Counting from 11-20 in the correct order and knowing which number comes before and after in the sequence of numbers 11-20.
  • Saying which collection has more or less for collections between 11-20.
  • To accurately count a collection of around 20 objects.
  • To say the teen numbers correctly, i.e fourTEEN rather than fourTY
  • Discovering the parts that make 10 e.g. 4 and 6 makes 10, 7 and 3 makes 10

 

Applied

  • Capacity – saying which container holds more/less or is the same
  • Length – to determine which object is longer or shorter, by measuring the lengths through levelling the two ends of the objects to find the answer
  • Patterns – copying, creating and continuing patterns. Saying which part of the pattern is repeating.
  • Data – students will be learning to make accurate conclusions about the data they have collected.
  • Shapes – students will be learning to name, describe and sort common 2D shapes e.g. a square has 4 sides and 4 corners

Investigations 

 

Investigations will give children the opportunity to have choice in their learning and to investigate and explore in a hands on way. They will learn and practise important; thinking, communication, self-management, research and collaboration skills. For example: solving small problems independently, using strategies to manage how we feel, joining in with others and persisting with learning.

Important Dates

ANZAC Day Public holiday: Tuesday 25th April

Responsible Pet Program: Wednesday 26th April

Foundation Mother’s Day Morning Tea: Friday 12th May

Queen’s Birthday Public holiday: Monday 12th June

Parent teacher interviews: Monday 26th June

Last day of term: Friday 30th June.  EARLY FINISH. Students to be picked up from the hall at 2:30

Foundation Term 3   Curriculum Outline                            Zoe, Laura, Lillian & Michael, Laura M.

English

 

Reading

Decoding Strategies: Using strategies to work out unknown words

  • We will practise & revise: looking at the pictures, using the pattern, using the first letter, checking if the word; makes sense, looks right & sounds right & blending the sounds.
  • We will learn the strategy of: Re-reading, when we notice that our reading doesn’t make sense
  • We will learn the strategy of: Trying the long vowel sound
  • We will practise using all our known strategies in an integrated way

 

Comprehension Strategies: Using strategies to help us better understand what we read

  • We will learn how to visualise as we read
  • Identifying features of texts such as events, characters, problem and resolution
  • Sharing opinions about texts and stating the basis for our opinions
  • Practising letter names and sounds
  • Learning to read some Common words as sight words
  • Retelling events in a text in sequence
  • Identifying features of information texts

 

Writing

  • Writing ‘How To’ Books
  • Writing Information books
  • Revising recounts and practising and using previously learnt genres (lists, labels, letters, cards, friendly notes, diagrams)
  • Starting sentences with a capital letter and ending with a full stop
  • Re-reading our writing to ensure it makes sense
  • Saying words slowly, listening for the sounds, and writing letters for the sounds we can hear
  • Forming letters correctly
  • Using ‘Look, Say, Name, Cover, Write, Check to learn to spell some Common Words

 

Mathematics

  • Exploring the basic number facts e.g. 8 and 1, 9 and 2, 5 and 3 etc and using these as an addition strategy. 
  • Simple addition and subtraction problems
  • Using the skills of ‘count all’, ‘count on’,  ‘count what’s left’ and ‘count back’
  • Saying which object is longer/shorter, heavier/lighter, empty/full by using informal units of measurement. 
  • Identifying, making and continuing colour, shape and number patterns.
  • Identify some 2D and 3D shapes and sorting them by their features

 

Investigations 

Investigations will give children the opportunity to have choice in their learning and to investigate and explore in a hands on way. They will learn and practise important; thinking, communication, self-management, research and collaboration skills. For example: using our mistakes to help us learn, speaking in a kind and friendly way, using our creative thinking to come up with new ideas and being reflective.

Important Dates

Dental Health Nurse: Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th July

Fire Education: Wednesday 26th July & Wednesday 2nd August

RACV Street Scene Incursion: Wednesday 9th August

English Incursion: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September

Marine Creatures Incursion: Monday 11th September

Last day of term: Friday 22nd September, EARLY FINISH. Students to be picked up from the hall at 2:30