Term 2 in Foundation

Welcome to Term 2! It has been wonderful to see the Foundation students' enthusiasm and energy as they returned to school this Term. We have an exciting, busy term ahead!

Thank you very much for attending our Spa last Thursday. It was so lovely to see the children’s enthusiasm and excitement as they treated you to some special pampering.

Our central idea for our unit of inquiry this term is: 'We can learn about living things through observation and investigation.' We will be continuing to work on this unit throughout the term and explore adaptation and change, lifecycles, interdependence, and habitats. So far, the children have been really interested in animals and insects, and over the next few weeks, we will start to explore the features and needs of plants. If you have any great books or websites that you have found about living things or observe something interesting in your backyard, please feel free to share photos or links with me via email.

Our focus in maths this term will be on numbers, shapes and data. So far, we have learned some new maths games to help us understand that numbers can be constructed in multiple ways, for example, by combining and partitioning to make 10. We will continue to work on constructing numbers in different ways by modelling and solving number problems. We will also explore how shapes can be described and sorted based on their properties. We will connect our data investigation to our unit of inquiry by collecting information to find out about the world around us.

We have just finished learning all of our Set 1 individual speed sounds as part of our 'Read Write Inc' program. The children are not expected to be able to read and write each sound independently at this stage; however, many of the children are becoming very confident in identifying and writing most of the sounds that we have learned. We will continue to work on blending our sounds by 'Fred Talking' to read and write decodable words. Please try to help your child to remember to return their reading folder each Friday.

Kind regards,

Foundation Teacher