Foundation

Term 3

Prep Information

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Prep Teachers

Alicia Haddow & Kerina Abbott

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a wellbeing and resilience class-based program. This term students will be learning about persistence and resolving conflicts.

Students will also participate in a peer support program. This is a peer led program that empowers young people to support each other and contribute positively to society.

Specialists

Students attend three specialist lessons per week. These are; Science, Physical Education and Performing Arts.

Science and Physical Education are on Thursday. Performing Arts is on Friday.

Literacy

Students have been introduced to all of the letter names and common sounds of the alphabet. This term they will continue to consolidate this knowledge and start to learn about blends and the common digraphs, ’sh, ch, th and wh’.

Students will focus on constructing sentences using their sound knowledge and further develop their reading comprehension skills through retelling stories and analyzing the events and characters.

Literacy homework: Read a book and practice reading and spelling high frequency words each day.

Oral Language

Aldercourt Primary School employs a speech therapist. She works with each grade once a week.

Students have been learning cued articulation.

This term they will continue to complete sound work and be introduced to nouns, verbs and adjectives

Japanese

We are lucky to have a volunteer from Monash University help to teach the students Japanese once a week.

This term students are going to learn about traditional dress, counting to 10, common phrases and Japanese stories.

Library

Students visit the library once a week. They are able to borrow a book to take home.

Mathematics

Students have been introduced to patterns, sorting, basic 2D & 3Dshapes, addition, data, positional words the days of the week, and completed number work on the digits 0-10.

This term they will strengthen their understanding of these concepts and be introduced to subtraction, money, sharing and complete number work on the digits 11-15.

Mathematics Homework: A Mathletics username and password has been pasted into the front of your child’s diary. Mathletics is an online learning resource that is designed to support the development of students’ mathematical knowledge through providing them with a range of activities that are aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

Esmart & Digital Technologies

Esmart is a framework that helps address issues of cyber safety. This term students will learn about cyber bullying and building resilience.

The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving. This term students will learn to follow, describe, create and represent a sequence of steps (algorithms) to solve a variety of simple problems.

Topic

The topic this term is Fairy Tales. As part of this unit students will complete a range of activities related to different fairy tales and will complete an author and illustrator study on Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner.