Welcome to Foundation!
The Foundation year at Pearcedale Primary School is based on the belief that all students can learn. At Pearcedale Primary School our Foundation teachers provide quality curriculum, researched interventions and enriching extensions to provide outstanding education for all.
In the classroom, teachers foster a safe and happy learning environment where students are valued, praised and encouraged to take risks or ‘have a go’. Play is an important part of the curriculum where learning is related to real life, as children are encouraged to make sense of the world around them through real life experiences. Our Foundation teachers understand and nurture each stage of development and support students to achieve their personal best across all areas of the curriculum.
The learning experiences in Foundation are individually planned and implemented to cater for all students. Teachers work collaboratively to ensure that the learning activities and resources cater for varying abilities. The Foundation team establishes a pathway for each child to learn, discover and grow to prepare them for the learning journey ahead.
The Literacy Program enhances each child’s literacy skills and knowledge and develops the foundations for future learning. Our Literacy program is built around three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Through fun, interactive and interest based activities students develop their reading, phonemic awareness, creating, speaking and listening as well as writing skills and come to enjoy and appreciate the English Language. The use of digital technologies in each Foundation class within the Literacy program is an integral part of teaching and learning.
The Mathematics program involves students’ actively developing their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills to become competent maths learners. In each classroom students mathematical learning is enriched through hands on, fun and interactive programs, utilising the various ICT resources available. Students’ learning is further enhanced by participating in individualised ‘Booster Groups’, which are designed to support, consolidate or extend mathematical concepts. The Foundation team collaboratively analyses formative assessments to accurately group the children according to their needs.
At Pearcedale Primary School, our Foundation students participate in a range of specialist programs which aim to provide opportunities for all students to develop and nurture a range of interests. The students participate in Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Digital Technologies, Auslan, Library and Prep Sport. All of these programs are coordinated by a specialist teacher that plans and implements a fantastic program.
You want to help your child develop their literacy and numeracy skills, but working out how can be tricky. How do you find activities that reinforce and build on the concepts and skills your child will encounter in the classroom? The answer: this website. Everything here supports the Australian Curriculum for primary school, and is child (and parent) friendly. Browse by your child’s year level, or search for a topic, and the website will suggest ideas, activities, games and videos you can use to support your child’s learning.