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Foundation Update

Welcome to Term 3! While it was beautiful to see the children engaging in our online lessons, enjoying catching up on zoom, and having fun at home, it was fantastic to be back onsite together.

This term, we have begun exploring our new central idea, ‘Products and services are created to meet the needs of a community.’ We are inquiring into;

  • Roles and responsibilities within our community
  • Products and services in our community
  • Creating Products and services for our community.

The children have been starting to think about roles and responsibilities within their families and the communities they belong to. If you have any books about roles, services, or communities, please ask your child to bring them to school to share with us. We are looking forward to seeing the parent presentations on Zoom and finding out more about the products and services you provide for your community.

In Maths this term, we have continued to consolidate our understanding of place value, numbers to 20, and skip counting. If you are interested in trying some fun family maths activities at home, there are some great ideas in this video

Over the next few weeks, we will begin to explore patterns, money, and time.

Our Read Write Inc program is progressing well, and we plan on reassessing the children in a few weeks. If you would like to further support your child with their literacy at home, I would suggest;

  • Asking your child to read the sounds on their ‘My Sound Mat.’
  • Using ‘Fred Talk’ to help your child read and spell words they are interested in and make signs for things around your house.
  • Finding authentic opportunities for your child to write, e.g., Make a shopping list, write a letter to post to a family member, create a survey, or write instructions for somebody else to follow.
  • Reading stories to your child every day. They may be interested in chapter books that you read to them or prefer picture storybooks.

Thank you so much for being so supportive of our program. We can’t wait to celebrate our 100th Day of Foundation tomorrow on Monday, 9 August!

JACQUI WISHART