Term Three - 2019
Parent Information Session Presentation (Click here)
Who can believe that we are already halfway through the year! It is so exciting to watch the students continue to grow and develop as learners!
In Reading, students will continue to be encouraged to read both fiction and non-fiction texts for enjoyment. As part of their Take Home readers, all students will be taking one non-fiction book home with them each week. Students will continue to develop their decoding skills and knowledge of letter-sound relationships. They will improve their ability to read with both fluency and expression, and our focus on reading comprehension strategies will continue to develop. Students will be introduced to all six strategies; predicting and prior knowledge, visualising, questioning, think aloud, text structure and features, and summarising. Through shared reading experiences and small group instruction, Foundation students will learn to use comprehension strategies effectively to show an understanding of the books that they read.
In Writing, students will continue to be introduced to high frequency words which will give them opportunities to enhance their writing fluency and spelling ability. Writing genres such as recount, narrative, information reports and poetry will be introduced and explored in our classrooms. Students will be taught how to correctly structure their writing and provided with the tools they need to further engage their reader. Students will receive their weekly spelling words and will be encouraged to further develop their handwriting skills with the support of dotted thirds paper.
In Week 7 of this term, the students will be involved in our annual ‘Reading and Writing Together is Magic (RWTIM)’ evening, where they will have the opportunity to share the poems that they have written in class, with family and friends.
In Numeracy, students will be introduced to place value. Students will learn how to represent numbers in a variety of ways and begin to understand the value of each digit. We will continue to focus on addition and students will be introduced to subtraction. The students will be solving a range of questions, both open and closed. During the term, we will be investigating chance and probability. We will also be looking at measuring weight, length and capacity.
Our Shared Inquiry focus this term is around how we keep our bodies and minds healthy. We will be looking at what foods we can eat to help keep us healthy and strong, as well as learning about the human body. We will also be learning about how living things, like people, animals and plants, grow and change. We will investigate what all living things need to thrive, such as food, water and shelter. A visit to a local farm later in the term will compliment our learning.
As you can see, Term 3 is action packed with lots of great experiences for your child. As always, we appreciate your help and support and look forward to sharing your child’s learning with you throughout the term.
The Foundation Team
Foundation H - Kaitlyn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation M - Bronwyn Murray email@example.com
Foundation P - Julie Papazisis firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation S - Zach Schmidt email@example.com