Welcome to Foundation
At Glendal Primary School, we provide a safe and stimulating environment that nurtures and promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each student. Foundation is the start of an exciting educational journey.
The children are engaged in a range of ‘hands on' learning experiences that cover all areas of the curriculum, with a strong emphasis on developing their early literacy and numeracy skills.
Our Foundation students have a Year 6 Buddy. The Buddies help the Foundation students to settle into school and visit them in their classrooms to help with their learning.
Discovery Learning sessions commence in term two, where students explore, create and investigate tasks together.
Science learning covers Weather and the Night sky (Earth and Space), the needs of Living things ( Biological) Materials (Chemical) and How objects move (Physical),
History learning covers My personal history and Family traditions and celebrations. Geography learning covers Weather and Local places. Health learning covers All about me, supported by our school student well being program.
Our 'Swim and Survive' program at the Monash Aquatic centre is well attended, as learning to swim well is an essential survival skill.
Other activities will be placed on the Foundation blog, as they occur.
Parents are most welcome to help in our classrooms, in the library, on excursions and camps and on our parent group committee and School Council committees.
All parents who assist in any way must have a Working With Children Check
Resources - to use at home
Our teachers are using Apple iPads in the classrooms as a tool for learning, particularly in Numeracy and Literacy.
Literacy activities- to use at home:
Word Lists - alphabetical in groups