Welcome to Foundation and Grade One!
Reading: Students participate in a reading session every morning. This program is implemented right across the school to develop well-balanced readers. We focus on Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary. Students have Reading Conferences with their teachers to set and monitor specific individual reading goals.
Writing: Students participate in writing every day. They are exposed to a range of writing genres and text types throughout the year including recounts, descriptions, narratives, procedures and information reports. Goal setting with students allows us to target individual needs within the grades. We follow the Big Write and VCOP methodology in our teaching of writing. Big Write occurs fortnightly where we celebrate our learning throughout the unit.
Spelling: Increasing student's bank of known words and strategies for tackling new words is our ongoing goal. Students participate in Spelling Mastery four times a week at a set time, in multi-level groups. The levels range from Synthetic Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, then Level A to Level F.
Mathematics: We aim to teach at student's point of need in the areas of Number and Algebra (place value, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, counting, money and fractions). We also cover a range of Measurement (length, time, mass, capacity, volume, area, time and shape) as well as the concepts of statistics and probability (data collection and graphing).
Inquiry: Each term we have a focus of study around a single Big Question.
This year the topics are:
Term 1 Belonging
Term 2 Designing our Future
Term 3 Out of this World
Term 4 Making a Scene!
Respectful Relationships: Respectful Relationships supports our school to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours. It teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. Students participate in lessons with activities targeted at each year level.
Communication: Parents and carers are invited to contact the school to make an appointment to consult about their child’s education at any time. It is important that teachers and parents work together as a team to provide the best learning experiences for your children.
Caroline Hurse- Classroom Teacher
Mary Ann Ogle-Joyce- Education Support