Foundation begins with a two-week Introductory Module. This is followed by a series of four-week English and Integrated modules, and four-week Mathematics modules.
The teaching and learning in Foundation is based on the Victorian Curriculum. The curriculum, which is written by the Department of Education and Training, sets out what every student should learn. The curriculum is the knowledge and skills students need for life-long learning, social development, and active and informed citizenship.
Your child will be provided with a wide range of experiences with language and texts. They will engage with purposeful listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing activities for different purposes and contexts. They will listen to, read, view and interpret spoken and written texts, and texts with pictures. Your child will create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, including retellings, reports, performances and poetry.
The curriculum aims to extend your child’s abilities and provide the foundation for continued learning. An integrated curriculum approach is used to give meaning and purpose to activities. Aspects of Health and Physical Education, History, The Arts, Science, Technologies and Geography are incorporated into the four-week modules.
Your child will access mathematical ideas connected to everyday life. They will develop a sense of number, order, sequence and pattern. Your child will understand quantities and their representations by playing and experimenting with a range of materials. They will learn about attributes of objects and collections, and explore position, movement and direction. Your child will develop an awareness of the collection, presentation and variation of data, and use them to make predictions about chance events. They will pose mathematical questions, identify strategies to investigate solutions and use reasoning to solve problems.
You must have reliable internet access to enrol in Foundation. As your child’s supervisor, you will explain the learning tasks.
You need to be able to communicate with your teachers regularly through telephone, email, video conferencing or another means.