Topic outline

  • General

    Stage Two

     Year Three and Year Four

    Talking and Listening,  Reading, Writing
    Students communicate proficiently ideas and information in classroom, school and social situations for a range of purposes. They explore a range of roles when interacting in pairs and groups, using various listening strategies to gather general ideas from conversations, reports or spoken presentations. Students identify the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts and they shape and present ideas accordingly. They identify common organisational patterns and language features of predictable spoken texts.
    Students independently read and view familiar and challenging texts and justify interpretations of ideas, information and events, using a range of skills and strategies. They integrate a range of skills and strategies efficiently when reading and interpreting texts and visual images. Students recognise and explore the relationship between writers and readers and how writers use language to create different worlds and achieve a range of purposes. They explore the structure and grammatical features for a range of written and visual texts.
    Students write well-structured literary and factual texts in terms of topic, purpose, audience and language by drafting, revising and proofreading. They use accurate sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions to produce various texts and spell familiar and unfamiliar words using knowledge of letter-sound correspondence, common letter patterns and a range of other strategies. Students use joined letters when writing in NSW Foundation Style and develop basic desktop publishing skills.
    Students explain how they structure their writing to achieve intended purposes.
    Working Mathematically  Number   Patterns and Algebra  Measurement and Data  Space and Geometry
    Students ask questions and use appropriate mental or written strategies, and technology, to solve problems. They use appropriate terminology to describe and link mathematical ideas, check statements for accuracy and explain reasoning.
    Students count, order, read and record numbers up to 9999 and use mental and written strategies, including the formal written algorithm, to solve addition and subtraction problems involving numbers of up to four digits. They use mental strategies to recall multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and related division facts and use informal written strategies for multiplication and division of two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. Students model, compare and represent simple fractions and recognise percentages in everyday situations and they model, compare, represent, add and subtract decimals to two decimal places. Students perform simple calculations with money and conduct simple chance experiments.
    Students generate, describe and record number patterns and relate multiplication and division facts to at least 10 x 10.
    Students estimate, measure, compare and record length, area, volume, capacity and mass using some formal units. They read and record time in hours and minutes in digital and analogue notation and make comparisons between time units. Students gather and organise data to create and interpret tables and graphs.
    Students name, describe and sketch particular 3D objects and 2D shapes. They compare angles using informal means and describe a ‘right angle’. Students use coordinates to describe position and compass points to give and follow directions.