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 4 Newsletter Foundation
Welcome Back to Term 4!!
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 revise their knowledge of the alphabet (letters and sounds), similar sounding letters, letter blends and high frequency words. We will continue to explore common word families each week, which will further increase the students’ ability to quickly recognise and decode unfamiliar words when reading.
Literacy - Writing
The students have had a great start to writing on dotted thirds lined paper last term. This term, we will continue to practise letter formation with a strong focus on letter sizing and placement on dotted thirds. Throughout the next eleven weeks, students will continue to explore writing simple informative and procedural texts. We will build further upon students’ ability to use and apply a variety of conjunctions within their writing such as ‘but’, ‘or’ and ‘because’ to improve their ability to write more detailed sentences. Spelling this term will consist of the students
continuing to stretch out words to record the obvious sounds within and referring back to common word families to assist
them when spelling new words.
This term, students will continue to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts such as:
Inquiry - Discovery
As mentioned, our Discovery Learning focus this term will be cenetered on exploring the concept of ‘Forces’. We will be investigating how objects move through pushing and/or pulling and comparing factors that may affect the speed or ability for something to move. New ‘Discovery Learning Stations’ were set up over the school holidays to support our program. Some of these stations include ‘Ramps and Cars’, where students will design their own ramp and evaluate how its height, length and surface texture can affect a car’s speed, ‘Lego Mazes’; where students will design their own vertical maze and use a marble to test its effectiveness in getting an object to travel in different directions (just to name a few). We kindly ask that parents please ensure that younger siblings do not play or touch our Discovery Learning Stations during morning drop offs, these stations have been carefully set up for learning during the day.