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Foundation Update

This term, the children have been enjoying exploring our central idea 'Products and services are created to meet the needs of a community.' It has been wonderful to see the children starting to think about roles and responsibilities, occupations, and different products and services. They have been encouraged to explore these ideas, engage in the design process, and be creative and critical in their thinking. The children have enjoyed being inventors and engineers, building bridges, inventions, and imaginary businesses at home. I have been very impressed by their ingenuity and resourcefulness.

Over the next few weeks, we will be asking the children to develop a 'Restaurant' at home where they will work on designing a name, logo, menus, table settings, and eventually following a recipe to cook a meal to share with family members. This project will require some 'grown-up' assistance but will give the children a chance to create a product and service for your family.

In Maths this term, we have consolidated our place value understanding and moved to numbers beyond 20 and skip counting. We have also begun to explore subtraction and look at measurement and money before the term's end. If your child enjoys problem-solving, make sure you have a go at our optional challenge problem on Seesaw each Wednesday.

It has been great to make literacy connections with our current unit of inquiry so that the children listen and respond to fiction and non-fiction texts that help them explore roles and responsibilities. Our Read Write Inc program is progressing well during CLP. We plan to reassess the children's progress in the coming weeks and let you know how this process will work.

I appreciate your support of our program. I am so grateful for your enthusiasm and commitment as we continue our learning at home. Please send me an email if there is any way I can support you or your child over the coming weeks.

JACQUI WISHAR
Foundation Teacher