Foundation

Term 4

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 including others, persistence and collaboration.

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 their knowledge of common digraphs and blends.

Students will focus on constructing sentences using their sound knowledge and further develop their reading skills through looking more closely at non-fiction texts.

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 about sequencing.

This term they will work on blends and constructing sentences.

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 revise 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

This term they will strengthen their understanding of these concepts and complete number work on the digits 15-20. They will be introduced to ordinal numbers and complete some work on measurement.

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 how to use some common software programs such as Microsoft Windows.

Topic

The topic this term is Farm to Fork As part of this unit students will complete a range of activities related to farm produce/products, healthy eating and plants. They will also go on an excursion to a farm.