Topic outline

  • General

    Stage One

    Year One and Two
     
    English
    Talking and Listening   Reading  Writing

    Students communicate with a wide range of people on familiar and introduced topics to achieve a variety of purposes.

    They interact effectively, adopting new speaking skills, in order to give confident oral presentations. They listen to instructions and share ideas with peers to complete tasks. Students recognise that spoken language has a range of purposes and audiences and use this knowledge when attempting to communicate effectively with others. They investigate the different types and organisational patterns of common spoken texts and recognise features within them.

    Students read and view short literary and factual texts, using an increasing variety of skills and strategies including context, grammar, word usage and phonics to make connections between their own experiences and information in texts. Students read, interpret and discuss texts, including visual and multimedia texts, using a range of skills and strategies. They explore and identify ways texts differ according to purpose, audience and subject and understand that people produce texts.

    Students recognise the basic structure and grammatical features of a limited range of text types.

    Students write simple literary and factual texts on familiar topics for known readers by planning and reviewing their writing.

    They write using basic grammatical features and conventions of punctuation, showing awareness of different purposes, audiences and subject matter. Students spell using knowledge of sight words, letter-sound correspondence and other strategies. They write using letters of consistent size and slope in NSW Foundation Style and use computer technology to produce texts, recognising simple conventions, language and functions.

     

    Mathematics

    Working Mathematically  Number   Patterns and Algebra  Measurement and Data  Space and Geometry

    Students ask questions and use objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems. They link mathematical ideas and use everyday language, some mathematical language and diagrams to explain how answers were obtained.

    Students count, order, read and write numbers up to 999 and use a range of mental strategies, informal recording methods and materials to add, subtract, multiply and divide. They model and describe objects and collections divided into halves and quarters. Students sort, order and count money and recognise and describe the element of chance in familiar activities.

    Students describe, create and continue a variety of number patterns and relate addition and subtraction facts to at least 20.

    Students estimate, measure, compare and record using informal units for length, area, volume, capacity and mass. They recognise the need for formal units of length and use the metre and centimetre to measure length and distance. Students use a calendar to identify the date and name and order the months and the seasons of the year. They use informal units to compare and order the duration of events and tell the time on the half-hour. Students gather, organise, display and interpret data using column and picture graphs.

    Students identify, describe, sort and model particular 3D objects and 2D shapes. They represent and describe the position of objects.