Our Foundation Teachers
FS: Katherine Seator | FH: Kira Hannah | FP: Marina Plesa
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 Park Primary School we hope everyone had a fun and safe break! We have lots of exciting Things happening this term.
This term students will continue to develop their understanding of the alphabet, vowels and high frequency words. We will continue to focus on a different letter each week (Letter of the Week) and learn about how vowels can make both a short sound and a long sound. We encourage students to continue bringing in objects which begin with the ‘letter of the week’ to share with the class.
Week 1 - 16/7 Letter: A a Word: have
Week 2 - 23/7 Letter: E e Word: what
Week 3 - 30/7 Letter: l i Word: he/ her
Week 4 - 6/8 Letter: O o Word: or
Week 5 - 13/8 Letter: U u Word: new/ now
Week 6 - 20/8 Letter: Vowel Revision Word: our/ out
Week 7 - 27/8 Letter: Y y Word: why/ who
Week 8 - 3/9 Letter: X x Word: where/when
Week 9 - 10/9 Letter: Q q Word: Revision of all learned letters
In Mathematics will be focusing on the following topics-
Challenge Based Learning
As part of our Inquiry learning this term, we will be exploring the ‘Big Idea’ of STEM. Students in Foundation will be learning specifically about different types of Minibeasts, their habitats and needs for survival. They will also be learning about the ‘Engineering Design Process’ through our ‘Make Do’ cardboard construction program. Students will combine their newly acquired knowledge of Minibeasts and their engineering/design skills to create a Minibeast habitat of their own as part of our STEM Expo during the final week of term. ‘Minibeast Wildlife’ will also be visiting the Foundation students with live minibeasts! Our students will have the opportunity to view, touch and discover new things about each insect and ask questions about them. More information regarding our incursion will be provided shortly.