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 2 Newsletter Foundation
Welcome Back to Term 2!!
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 - 22/4 Letter: W w Word: 'was'
Week 2 - 29/4 Letter: P p Word: 'said'
Week 3 - 6/5 Letter: L l Word: 'of'
Week 4 - 14/5 Letter: D d Word: 'that'
Week 5 - 20/5 Letter: G g Word: 'come'
Week 6 - 27/5 Letter: K k Word: 'are'
Week 7 - 3/6 Letter: M m Word: 'you'
Week 8 - 10/6 Letter: J j Word: 'like'
Week 9 - 17/6 Letter: Z z Word: 'with'
Week 10 - 25/6 (last week of Term 2)
Letter: Revision of learnt letter names/sounds
Word: Revision of all learnt words
Literacy - Writing
Throughout Term 1, students were introduced to Writing and how it conveys a message. Students will continue to learn basic writing skills this term and will be introduced to a ‘Beginning Writing Goals’ program within the classroom. Each student will have a set goal to achieve during each writing session which is personalised to their individual needs. Once students master their specific goal, they will move onto the next goal of the program. Some examples of goals include: constructing a sentence, spacing in between words and using punctuation.
This term, students will continue to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts such as:
Inquiry - Discovery
As part of our Inquiry program, students will be exploring the concept of ‘Discovery’. They will take part in ‘Discovery Learning’ where they will explore finding things out for themselves, looking into problems, and asking questions in relation to different topics or ideas. Some of the concepts students will been investigating include identifying observing changes in their environment and comparing similarities and differences based on their observations.