Our Foundation Teachers
FD: Kate Dyer | FH: Lauren Heard | FM: Jasmyn Willits-Steele
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 Discovery Learning. In addition to these students are also involved in:
Our school uses the Little Learners Love Literacy scope and sequence to teach phonics in a systematic and explicit way. It is carefully sequenced in 7 stages to teach children the 44 sounds of the English language and the principles of the alphabetic code.
Students are taught to read words by sounding out and blending. Decodable texts are the perfect format for students to practise these skills and takes the guessing out of reading.
To support families, we have prepared the following videos as examples of: