What’s happening in Foundation term 4 2017

What’s happening in Foundation term 4 2017
Literacy Numeracy

This term we have begun a new reading workshop structure, where the students will participate in the following:

·Students will be introduced to new reading comprehension strategies over a 2-3 week cycle.

·So far, we have looked at Activating Prior Knowledge, Predicting and Visualising. For the remainder of the term we will be focusing on Making Connections and Questioning.

·This structure will run twice a week with the remaining three sessions continuing in the same format as previous terms through literacy games and guided reading sessions.

·Continue to use a range of reading strategies including sounding out, picture cues, pointing to the words, self-correcting and re-reading to develop their reading abilities and text understanding.

· Continue to learn and identify letter blends and simple sight words.

· Build on reading skills and strategies through guided reading sessions, literacy based games and activities.



This term we will be focusing on the following text types:

·       Weekend recounts

·       Information texts

·       Narrative writing


Speaking and Listening:

· Continue to participate in regular circle times and discussions on a range of different topics throughout the term.

·Participate in small group and independent read alouds through discussions and guided reading sessions. Identify letter blends, simple sight words, decoding strategies, rhyming words and syllables.

· Listen to and respond to a range of text types.

·Respond to posed questions and share researched information and knowledge.

·Participate in purposeful communication about a given topic.

·Show and Tell

·Presentation of Information report

Number and Algebra:

· Consolidating ability to count forwards and backwards from 0-20.

· Comparing and ordering items of like and unlike characteristics using the words ‘more’, ‘less’, ‘same as’ and ‘not the same as’ and giving reasons for these answers.

· Make, name, record and sequence numbers 0-20 and beyond.

·Connect numerals, names and quantities with numbers 0-20.

· Sharing objects into groups.

·Money – Explore why we use money, look at Australian money, identify coins and notes and how much they are worth, explore how much we pay for different items and use toy money to pay for goods in play situations.


Measurement and Geometry:

Length, Mass and Capacity

-Revisit the language used to compare the measurements of different objects.

-Patriciate in a range of hands on measuring activities to consolidate understandings of concepts.

Position and movement

–    Explore location language such as between, near, next to, forwards, towards    to describe position and movement.

   Give and follow a short sequence of directions.

3-dimensinol shapes

Revising 2 dimensional shapes including their names and characteristics.

– Introducing basic 3-dimensional shapes including cube, cylinder, pyramid, sphere and cone.


–  Introduce students to analogue and digital clocks.

– Telling the time to the hour using an analogue clock.




Statistics and Probability:

Data – Answer questions in relation to data presented in the form of a bar or picture graph.



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November 15, 2017