Welcome to your child’s first year at school.
Our Foundation class is located in the new BER building. Our teachers work closely together to provide a safe and stimulating environment in which your children can feel happy and secure.
The implementation of the You Can Do It! program across the curriculum ensures our students are able to develop into confident, persistent, resilient, organised and friendly lifelong learners.
The Foundation year is a busy one. Our students participate in Physical Education, LOTE – Italian, Library, Visual Arts and Music classes each week.
Foundation students also participate in a range of annual events across the school including our Mid-Year Concert, Cross Country, Multicultural Day and Swimming.
Our Foundation/Year 5 buddy program is also a highlight for our students and develops close bonds between our students, which for some children last many years after school.
Reading, writing, spelling and speaking & listening are based upon the Early Years Literacy program. Students participate in an uninterrupted 2-hour block each morning in order to develop the fundamental skills in the above areas. Reading with parents in the first 15 minutes of each day is a favourite activity for many Foundation students.
Mathematics has a very ‘hands-on’ approach in Foundation. We learn about space, chance & data, measurement and number through a variety of interactive activities and games in which we practice skills that we will use throughout life. Problem solving and understanding strategies are also practiced here.
Integrated Studies topics link our learning to the world around us. Our topics rotate through a 3-year cycle, incorporating Level 2 in our school. Our students learn through an investigative model where they can make observations and predictions, research, draw conclusions and develop a variety of higher order thinking skills. Our Integrated topics for 2014 are:
Across all of these curriculum areas we regularly monitor and assess the progress of our students. We modify and alter our curriculum in order to ensure we are meeting the needs of each and every one of our students.
We look forward to working together with you to ensure that your child has the best possible start to their schooling at Belle Vue Primary School. Read More »
In Years 1 & 2 (VELS Level 2) we aim to provide students with a safe, happy and supportive learning environment in which they can reach their maximum potential.
The focus of our curriculum is to consolidate and build on the foundations of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills using various text types such as narrative, recount, procedural and persuasive, to name a few. The four features that are key to improving writing in the primary age range are Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (V.C.O.P.). Throughout the school week, children developtheir writing and editing skills with a focus on V.C.O.P.
Students further develop their basic understanding of numerals and numbers systems. With emphasis on a hands on approach, areas covered in Numeracy at Level 2 are; Number, Space, Measurement, Chance and Data and Working Mathematically. Students work in pairs, co-operative groups and as a whole class to develop skills and understandings over many projects.
Computers and digital learning technologies are used daily to enhance learning and provide a different medium in which to learn at Level 2.
As part of the school camps program, students in level 2 are offered the opportunity to sleep over for one night at school in Term 4. This promotes their readiness for attending camp in further years.
The Integrated Units covered throughout Level 2 are:
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- Under the Sea
- My Family and Me