Our Foundation Teachers
FS: Katherine Seator | FH: Kira Hannah | FM: Alexandra Macias
Starting school is an exciting time for both children and parents. At Oak Park Primary School we strive to ensure that our Foundation students feel comfortable in their learning environment and are eager to learn from their very first day at school. We aim to meet the needs of all our students by providing a stimulating and engaging curriculum which includes real-world learning experiences to further develop curiosity and understanding within our students.
Our classroom based programs focus on Literacy, Oral Language, Numeracy and Challenge Based Learning. In addition to these students are also involved in:
Term 3 Newsletter Foundation
Welcome Back to Term 3!!
Behalf of Oak Primary School we hope everyone had a safe break! We have lots of exciting things happening in this term.
This term, students will continue to develop their understanding of the alphabet and high frequency words. We will continue to focus on a different letter each week (Letter of the Week). Students are invited to bring in an object weekly that begins with our ‘letter of the week’ to share with the class.
Week 1 - 15/7 Letter: 'Aa' Word: 'have'
Week 2 - 22/7 Letter: 'Ee' Word: 'what'
Week 3 - 29/7 Letter: 'Ll' Word: 'he' and 'her'
Week 4 - 5/8 Letter: 'Oo' Word: 'or'
Week 5 - 12/8 Letter: 'Uu' Word: 'new' and 'now'
Week 6 - 19/8 Letter: 'Yy' Word: 'because'
Week 7 - 26/8 Letter: 'Xx' Word: 'who' and 'why'
Week 8 - 2/9 Letter: 'Qq' Word: 'where' and 'when'
Week 9 - 9/9 Letter: Z z Word: 'were' and 'know'
Week 10 - 16/9 (last week of Term 3)
Letter: Revision of learnt letters
Word: Revision of all learnt words
Literacy - Writing
The students have made fantastic progress in Writing throughout semester one! Our ‘Beginning Writing Goals’ program was implemented in Term 2 with great success and will continue throughout Terms 3 and 4. This term, students will be learning to use conjunctions to elaborate on their ideas and to write on dotted thirds writing paper. Spelling this term will consist of students continuing to stretch out words to be able to recognise and record the initial, medial and end sounds. Students will also continue to be exposed to common word families with a focus on
word families containing long vowel sounds, e.g. ‘ame’, ‘ine’ etc.
This term, students will continue to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts such as:
Inquiry - Discovery
This term, the Foundation students will be learning about Community Helpers and their importance through our Discovery Learning Porgram. A Discovery Learning space within the middle area of the Early Years Building was created over the school holidays. The space includes a variety of ‘Discovery Stations’
based around the theme of Community Helpers, e.g.: Doctor’s Surgery, Carpenter’s Station, Cooking Station etc. Students rotate through these stations weekly to help support their understandings in an engaging, interesting and collaborative way.
Disocvery Learning will run for one hour, three times a week and will be integrated into our Literacy and Mathematics programs. Excursions to the Hilltop Aged Care Facility and Essendon Traffic School have been organised as part of the program. Payments for
the Hilltop Aged Care Excursion can be made through Compass now. Information regarding our Essendon Traffic School Excursion will be communicated soon.