Foundation Students have had a bumper start to Term 2!
From the Foundation Team: Jane, Eleanor, Katrina, Tess, Mark, Kimalee, Julia
Signs and Symbols
As part of our investigations into how Signs and Symbols Communicate a Message, Foundation students have had exciting incursions from many people who help to keep us safe in the community. We learnt about Road Safety with Anne from the RACV, the life of a Police Officer from Nick at North Melbourne Police Station, what to do in a medical emergency from St John's Ambulance, and how to stay safe and protect others with the Fire Department. We even got to squirt the hose and climb inside the truck!
You may have noticed signs popping up all over the school made by the Foundation students. They had to choose the colour, shape, message and location of their sign in order to help our very own 'Safety Officer' Tyson. If you see any of these signs that have fallen down, please return them to they Foundation wing so that their designers can reinstall them, and help keep our school beautifully free from litter on the ground. Two examples are at the start of this newsletter.
This term we have commenced Community Reading, where families join us each morning to practice and share our reading in the classroom. It has been wonderful to see such a supportive response from so many families who are able to spend time with us - the children just love the opportunity to demonstrate their amazing development in reading!
We have loved getting to know and care for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden through our Gardening sessions with Joanna on Fridays. So far we've collected and planted seeds, learnt about compost and worms, helped get garden beds ready for new plants, made lovely plant-based bookmarks, and discussed safe behaviour in the garden.
Foundation students also enjoyed their very first opportunity to share their learning with their families and demonstrate the role they take in being responsible for their own learning success. It was wonderful to be a part of this shared experience and see the pride in student and parent faces alike. Thank you to all the parents who attended, observed, listened, questioned, and learnt about their children's growth at NMPS so far.