Foundation

Term 3, 2018


A warm welcome back to all of our families and our Foundation students – we have missed them all so much! We are very well rested and look forward to continuing with all of the fantastic learning that has been happening so far! Term three is a great time of year to consolidate all of our amazing achievements. We have many exciting things to look forward to. We will be having a visit from the people at Bravehearts with some very important messages. We also have our swimming program happening every Friday, combined with PMP activities for those students not attending swimming. Indonesian classes are beginning for Foundation students and continuing for the remainder of semester two.

Wandong Primary School would like to thank all parents and guardians for your positivity and ongoing support throughout the year.


Specialist Staff in semester two 2018:

Performing Arts- Mrs Robyn Beer

Science – Mrs Rachael Williamson

P.E- Mr Cal Fearn

Indonesian- Mrs Melene Lowe

 

Our Team in 2018:

Foundation G- Mrs Shara Hall

Foundation J- Mrs Fiona Jacobs (Transition Co-ordinator)

Foundation N – Mrs Jacqui Nelson (Unit Leader)

Foundation K- Ms Tess Kingsford


There are also many support staff working in the Foundation Unit.

 

Buddies:

The grade 5/6 Buddy Program will continue throughout the term. Teachers continuously schedule ‘Buddy Time’ for students to share work and practice speaking and listening amongst different groups of people.

 

Literacy:

Term 3 sees the introduction of the THRASS program in classrooms. We would like to continue our work with consistent use of our Home Learning Folders daily and incorporating regular handwriting practice that focuses on formation and placement of letters. Bingo games continue to be a big hit in all of the classrooms during the first hour of school, with teachers tailoring the games to current learning progressions.


Numeracy:

Number Fluency is happening daily across the Foundation cohort. Ask your child (or their teacher) about their goal and help them with some practice.

We are beginning with some revision of Place Value and then moving back into Addition and Subtraction, with a sub-focus on Mass and 3D shapes. We also continuously work with patterns, including number patterns and skip-counting. ‘Ty’ and teen numbers will be explicitly taught throughout our Maths learning in the first few weeks of term.