2018 Curriculum outline Foundation

Class: Foundation           Term:1 2018          Teachers: Bridget, Laura R, Michael, Laura M & James

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.

 

Later in the term, students will inquire into their family history. They will explore who the people are in their family and why their family is special to them. Students will investigate where their family is from, where they were born and raised and how they relate to each other.

 

Foundation Term 2   Curriculum Outline       Bridget, Laura R, Michael, Laura M, Carmel, James

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

Inquiry

 

During Inquiry this term, students will have the opportunity to explore Historical Knowledge, specifically Personal Histories. They will inquire into who the people are in their family and why their family is special to them. Students will then investigate where their family is from, where they were born and raised and how they relate to each other.

 

Important Dates

ANZAC Day Public holiday: Wednesday 25th April

Foundation Excursion – Fairy Park: Friday 4th May

Bunnings Excursion: Wednesday 9th May

Foundation Mother’s Day Retreat: Friday 11th May

Curriculum Day – Friday 1st June

Queen’s Birthday Public holiday: Monday 11th June

Parent teacher interviews: Monday 25th June

Last day of term: Friday 29th June.  EARLY FINISH. Students to be picked up from the hall at 2:30