Class: Foundation Term:1 2018 Teachers: Bridget, Laura R, Michael, Laura M & James
· Using the comprehension strategy of predicting and using our prior knowledge to help us better understand what we read.
This term in Number Maths, Foundation the students will be learning about;
In Applied Maths, Foundation students will be learning about;
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
Decoding Strategies: Using strategies to work out unknown words
Comprehension Strategies: Using strategies to help us better understand what we read
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.
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
Foundation Term 3 Curriculum Outline Bridget, Laura R, Carmel, Michael, Laura M & James
This term we will explore Chemical Sciences and Biological Sciences.
100 Days of School: Tuesday 31st July
Father’s Day Retreat: Friday 31st August
School Concert: Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September Footy Day: Friday 22nd September
Last day of Term: Friday 22nd September, EARLY FINISH. Students to be picked up from the hall at 2:30
Foundation Term 4 Curriculum Outline Bridget, Michael, Laura M, Laura R, James, Carmel
· We will learn how to infer or ‘read between the lines’
· Summarising the main events of a story
· Exploring poetry
· Length – to determine which object is longer or shorter, by using informal units to measure and record the length of items
· Data – students will be learning to record data they have collected into picture graphs
· Shapes – students will be learning to name, describe and sort common 3D objects e.g. a cube has flat faces, a cylinder has curved faces
During Inquiry this term, students will have the opportunity to explore Science Understanding, specifically Earth and Space Sciences. They will inquire into how and why the seasons and different weather conditions can affect their daily life. Through hands on investigations and experiments, students will use critical and creative thinking to demonstrate how weather affects them (the way they dress and the activities they participate in) and the environment they live in (cause and effect of climate change).
Foundation Science Incursion: Wednesday 17th October
Prep Breakfast: Friday 19th October
MFB Prep Visits: Wednesday 24th October and Thursday 1st November
Curriculum Day(Pupil Free): Monday 5th November
Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 6th November
Foundation Swimming Program: 3-6, 10, 12-14 December
Last day of Term 4: Friday 21st December (Early finish 1.30pm)