Rounding out our year in Foundation

It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through our final term of Foundation! We are making tremendous progress with our learning this term and are having a fun, productive last term together.

The children are all very enthusiastic about their literacy and are enjoying their Read Write Inc sessions. In Maths, we have been exploring place value, problem-solving, addition, and subtraction. We have been working on explaining our strategies when we solve a problem. The children have also enjoyed connecting with stories as part of our unit of inquiry, and we are excited to have another author workshop later this term. Vikki Conley will run a creative writing workshop for Foundation and explore character development, idea generation, and creative expression.

We are also looking forward to a special event with our Year 6 Buddies. For the last couple of months, the Year 6 students have been working to make a unique picture storybook for each Foundation child. On Thursday 1 December, the Year 6’s will present their books, and we will have a Teddy Bear Picnic together.

Last week we began rehearsing our Nativity Play for Perberkoong. The children all know their part in the play, and we will spend a lot of time practicing over the next few weeks. Perberkoong will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 30 November at the Senior Campus Bush Chapel. The event is free, but the school asks that you RSVP via the link provided in the event notice in this Messenger.

We will be providing the costumes for the children. On the performance night, they just need to wear a light-coloured t-shirt and pair of shorts under their costumes, a pair of white socks, and their black school shoes.

We have a very busy couple of weeks ahead, so I thought it might be helpful to remind you about a few important dates.

Key dates:

Pesta Indonesian Day – Monday 14 November

Step Up Day - Wednesday 16 November - Foundation to go to Year 1 from 10.30am to 1 pm

Team Athletics Day - Friday 25 November

Perberkoong - Wednesday 30 November at 7 pm (more details to follow)

Teddy Bear Picnic with Year 6 - Thursday 1 December

Beach Picnic - Wednesday 7 December

Also, just a reminder, the children need to have a school hat to play outside in Terms 1 & 4. It is also a good idea to apply sunscreen and insect repellent daily at home before school.

Kind regards,

Foundation Teacher