Foundation


Welcome to PCS 2019 Foundation students and families. 

Room 1 - 0JP Mrs Jo Peters,
Room 2 - 0KP Miss Kayla Papworth,
Room 3 - 0RW Mrs Rosemary Westwood,
Room 4 - 0CA Miss Caitlin Ashwood

Foundation is the ‘foundation’ year for learning. In this year the children will learn how a school is organised and what behaviours are expected in a school setting. The children learn to become increasingly independent in managing their emotions. Academically, the children learn: the alphabet code, that word sentences and pictures hold meaning and that they can express their thoughts by drawing and writing. Maths concepts are based around number – counting then simple processes and applying this learning to time, space and location and visual representation. We participate in school wide programs such as Bucket Fillers, Auslan, Maths Masters and Specialist areas.

 

Term 1

Social

  • Working both independently and in teams
  • Contributing to discussion and accepting others viewpoint
  • Understanding friendship groups and how they change

Emotional

  • Recognising own emotions
  • Recognising triggers to emotions
  • Making good decisions in response to emotions

Academic

  • Reading – concepts of print: sentences, words, letter and sounds
  • Handwriting   correct grip, position and formation of letters
  • Writing – drawing and then writing with increasing accuracy as letter/sound knowledge are mastered
  • Sentence punctuation such as capital letter and full stop
  • Speaking and Listening - Expanding vocabulary and expressing themselves clearly and audibly as well as justifying choices
  • Maths – number counting to at least 20, duration of time, orders of numbers

Specialists

0JP and 0RW

PE Mr Jarrod Jende 
Science Mr Steve Crook  
Art Mrs Nicole Jones  


OKP and OCA

PE Mr Jarrod Jende 
Science Ms Fiona Astridge
Art Mrs Nicole Jones  


Concepts around the following will be studied for Integrated Topic work titled

Me Myself I

Essential Question: How am I both the same and different form others?

Contributing Questions     Key Understandings    
1.  What makes me an individual? 1. Each individual is unique.
2.  Who and what makes up my family? 2. All families are different.
3.  What’s in my community 3. Communities are made up of a diverse group of people.


                                               

 

 

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