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 1!!
Behalf of Oak Park Primary School we hope everyone had a fun and safe break! Welcome to Term 1, 2019 to all our Foundation families, particularly those families that are new to
Oak Park Primary.
This term students will develop their understanding of concepts of print: How do we read a book? Where do we start and which way do we go? They will build an understanding of differentiating between a picture, letter, word and sentence. Students will be introduced to syllables and how to break words into chunks and identify how many syllables are within a word.
Week 2 - 4/2 Letter: S s Word: 'I' and 'a'
Week 3 - 11/2 Letter: F & f Word: 'the'
Week 4 - 18/2 Letter B b Word: 'is'
Week 5 - 25/2 Letter: H h Word: 'and'
Week 6 - 4/3 Letter: T t Word: 'to'
Week 7 - 11/3 Letter: R r Word: 'it'
Week 8 - 18/3 Letter: M m Word: 'you'
Week 9 - 25/3 Letter: C c Word: 'here'
Week 10 - 1/4 (last week of Term 1)
Letter: Revision of learnt letter names/sounds
Word: Revision of all learnt words
In Mathematics this term, students will be exposed to counting forwards and backwards to 10 and beyond. They will experience a wide range of ‘hands-on’ activities involving counting, recognising numerals, making collections and sequencing numbers. Students will acquire an increased understanding of numbers to ten initially and how they can be represented in different formats such as
numerals, words and pictures. They will develop an understanding of the various ways to make single digit numbers, e.g. seeing numbers as being made of two or more parts. Students will also be exploring Non-Number concepts such as measuring and comparing objects based on their length, using locational language to describe position and initial understandings surrounding time (yesterday, today, tomorrow, days of the week and months of the year).
Challenge Based Learning - Big Idea
As part of our Inquiry program, students will be exploring
the concept of ‘Resilience’. This will be their introduction to
one of our school’s three values. They will form an
understanding of what resilience means, particularly
through learning and practising the expectations and
routines of school. We will also be learning about ‘Identity’
both within the family and at school.