2018 Curriculum outline Grade 1


TERM 1 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

GRADE 1

Classes: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E                                                 

Teachers: Stephanie Dimovski, Anna Lam, Hannah Dallas, Kathleen Ocallaghan and Nick Stubbings

English

Reading

Although each reading group has a focus specific to their learning needs, these are some of the reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout the term:

  • Decoding strategies such as reading on, chunking, blending and stretching of sounds and using synonyms.
  • Building our literal and inferential comprehension skills
  • Developing reading fluency and accuracy.
  • Developing and expanding our vocabulary.
  • Oral retelling, summarising, paraphrasing and linking texts to our own personal experiences and knowledge.
  • Main Idea: identifying the main idea and supporting details in fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Predicting: making predictions before, during and after reading in fiction and non-fiction texts, predicting topic-specific vocabulary that we may encounter in non-fiction texts, and being able to clarify unfamiliar vocabulary by using the glossary and context cues.

 

Writing/Word Study

In Grade 1 writing this term, we will be looking at procedural texts and acrostic poems. We will look closely at the structure, features and purpose of each text type.  In addition, we will be developing our skills in the following areas:

-Grammar: adjectives, synonyms, adverbs, commands and action verbs, and compound sentences.

-Punctuation: using commas as a list and to add extra information, and using full stops and capital letters correctly.

-Editing: students proofread and edit their own written work for meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

- Handwriting: This term, Grade 1 students will be introduced to dotted thirds, the 4P’s of handwriting (posture, paper positioning, pencil grip and pressure) and the 4 Magic Tricks (formation, sizing, CBNT – close but not touching, baseline). Each week students will undertake a targeted handwriting session, focused on correct letter formation and sizing, and writing legibly with growing fluency.

 

Spelling

Children will be given an individualised program and will take home ten spelling words from the Oxford Wordlists to learn and practice each week. Children will learn a spelling strategy weekly including: VCV words, bossy ‘e’ sound, all words have a vowel/vowel sound, recording initial consonant blends, removal and substitution of initial single sounds. Children will also look at different phonological codes and spelling patterns including –ir, er, ur, long e sound (ee, ea, a_e , silent e), oi and oy, long a sound (ai, ay, a_e).

 

 

Speaking and Listening

Students will be focussing on:

- Speaking clearly with appropriate pitch and volume.

- To listen for and reproduce letter patterns and letter clusters.

- Listening to other students sharing their ideas and views.

- Taking part in pair and group work.

Mathematics

-Number and Place Value:

* Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to at least 100. Locate these numbers on a number line. 

-Patterns and Algebra:

* Investigating number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point.

* Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and10’s starting from zero.

-Statistics and Probability

* Data collection, asking simple questions to gather responses, describing data displays and pictographs.

-Measurement and Geometry (Time):

* Naming and ordering the days of the week and months of the year.

*Describing duration using months, weeks and days.

 

-Measurement and Geometry (Location):

* Giving and following directions to familiar locations using directional location. 

 

Integrated Topic

This term we are learning about our family, people and the community. In this unit of study, students will learn that:  

  • They belong to a family and other groups within the community.
  • Individuals and cultural groups are similar and different.
  • Family and community members have many roles.
  • There have been important people of the past that have impacted today.

 

Students will also have the opportunity to interview a family member to learn a little more about their life and to also understand their family history.

TERM 2 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

GRADE 1

Classes: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E                                                 

Teachers: Stephanie Dimovski, Anna Lam, Hannah Dallas, Kathleen O’Callaghan and Nick Stubbings

English

Reading

Although each reading group has a focus specific to their learning needs, these are some of the reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout the term:

  • Decoding strategies such as reading on, chunking, blending and stretching of sounds and using synonyms.
  • Developing reading fluency and accuracy.
  • Developing and expanding our vocabulary
  • Building our inferential comprehension skills
  • Recognising cause and effect in fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Making connections between information in print and in images.
  • Making real life connections with the text.
  • Identify similarities and differences between characters, events and ideas in the same text. 
  • Main Idea: identifying the main idea and supporting details in fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Predicting: making predictions before, during and after reading in fiction and non-fiction texts, predicting topic-specific vocabulary that we may encounter in non-fiction texts, and being able to clarify unfamiliar vocabulary by using the glossary and context cues.

 

Writing/Word Study

In Grade 1 writing this term, we will be looking at recounts and information reports. We will look closely at the structure, features and purpose of each text type.  In addition, we will be developing our skills in the following areas:

-Grammar: adjectives, adverbs, common nouns, compound sentences, plural nouns, time connectives and verb tenses.

-Punctuation: using apostrophes in contractions and to show who possesses an object. Students will also be learning how to use commas and question marks correctly. We will be continuing to develop students’ understanding on how to use capital letters and full stops correctly.

-Editing: students proofread and edit their own written work for meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

- Handwriting: This term, Grade 1 students will be introduced to dotted thirds, the 4P’s of handwriting (posture, paper positioning, pencil grip and pressure) and the 4 Magic Tricks (formation, sizing, CBNT – close but not touching, baseline). Each week students will undertake a targeted handwriting session, focused on correct letter formation and sizing, and writing legibly with growing fluency. We are focussing on the anticlockwise letters in these handwriting session which are; Aa, Cc, Dd, Gg, Hh,Kk, Oo, Pp, Qq, Xx,  and Zz

 

 

 

Spelling

Children will be given an individualised program and will take home ten spelling words from the Oxford Wordlists to learn and practice each week. Children will learn a spelling strategy weekly including: VCV words, bossy ‘e’ sound, all words have a vowel/vowel sound, recording initial consonant blends, removal and substitution of initial single sounds. Children will also look at different phonological codes and spelling patterns including –short a,e,i, short o,u, long a,e,i, long o,u sound, silent e and bossy r, oo,ou, st,sk, pr,cl and gr

 

Speaking and Listening

Students will be focussing on:

- Speaking clearly with appropriate pitch and volume.

- To listen to other students sharing ideas and views

- Listening for and reproducing letter patterns and letter clusters

- Taking part in pair and group work.

Mathematics

-Number and Place Value:

* Recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to at least 100. Locate these numbers on a number line. 

* Count collections to 100 by partitioning numbers using place value

* Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts

* Count collections to 100 by partitioning numbers using place value

-Money

Recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value

-Patterns and Algebra:

* Investigating number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point.

* Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s starting from zero.

-Measurement and Geometry (Shape):

* Identify and name familiar two dimensional shapes

* Recognise and classify familiar two dimensional shapes using obvious features

-Measurement and Geometry (Length):

* Measure and compare the lengths of pairs of objects using uniform informal units

*Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length using appropriate uniform informal units

 

Integrated Topic

This term we are learning about why animals live there? In this unit of study, students will learn:  

  • There are animals that are specific to Australia.
  • Animals move, feed and protect themselves in different ways
  • Animals live in a variety of habitats
  • Animals can respond and adapt to their environment to meet their needs
  • Animals have special external features that help them to survive in their habitats
  • Animals take different amounts of time to grow and change.

TERM 3 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

 

Classes: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E                                                         

Teachers: Kathleen O’Callaghan, Stephanie Dimovski, Hannah Dallas, Anna Lam, and Nick Stubbings

English

Reading

Although each reading group has a focus specific to their learning needs, these are some of the reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout the term:

  • Sequencing events in fiction and non-fiction texts by using time connectives.
  • Recognising the cause and effect in fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Using comprehension strategies to build inferential meaning and analyse texts in print and multimodal forms.

 

Writing/Word Study

In Grade 1 writing this term, the two text types we will be focussing on are recounts and narrative texts.

 

In addition, we will be developing our skills in the following areas:

-Grammar: using verbs that show something is being said, showing the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word and to use present, past and future verbs to tell when an event happens.

-Punctuation: understanding the components of a sentence. We will be focussing specifically on using quotation marks, exclamation marks, using time and text connectives to create flow in our writing and writing compound sentences.

-Editing: students proofread and edit their own written work for meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

-Handwriting: focussing on the correct starting point, formation and sizing, and writing legibly with growing fluency. Lower-case letters will be the main focus (Ee, Ff, Ss, Uu, Yy, Vv, Ww, Bb).

 

Spelling

Children will be given an individualised program and will take home ten spelling words from the Oxford Wordlists to learn and practise each week. Children will also learn a new spelling strategy weekly including: stretching of the sounds in words, making sure the initial and final sound have been recorded, recording initial consonant blends (e.g. sh, ch) and removing or substituting initial or final sounds. Children will also look at different phonological codes and spelling patterns including: long u sound (u, ue, u_e, ew), long a sound (air, are, ear), long ‘i’ sound (ire, ier),  the long o sound (ou, ough) and blending sounds eg (gr, fl,tr, sl, ch, sh, th)

 

Speaking and Listening

Students will  be focussing on:

- Speaking clearly, with appropriate pitch and volume.

- To listen for and reproduce letter patterns and letter clusters

- Listening to other students sharing their ideas and views.

- Taking part in pair work.


Mathematics

 

Multiplication, skip counting and number patterns

Investigate and describe number patterns formed by skip counting and patterns with objects.

 

Chance

Identify outcomes of familiar events involving chance and describe them using everyday language such as ‘will happen’, ‘won’t happen’ or ‘might happen’. Students will justify that some events are certain or impossible.

 

 Mass

Measure and compare the masses of pairs of objects using uniform informal units. Lifting to compare the mass of objects using words, for example, heavier, lighter, same

 

Time

Tell time to the half-hour. Reading time on analogue and digital clocks and observing the characteristics of half-hour times.

 

2 and 3D shapes

Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features. focusing on geometric features and describing shapes and objects using everyday words such as 'corners', 'edges' and 'faces'

 

Integrated Topic

This term we are learning about communication ‘Then and Now’. In this unit of study, students will:

Explore the past and present of how school has changed over time. Discover how familiar communities and historical sites evolve and flourish by stepping back in time. Student will participate in a variety of activities that highlight differences and similarities between the past the present.

 

Students will learn…….

  • Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time.
  • How the past present and future are signified by terms indicating times such as ‘a long time ago’, now and then, old and new, tomorrow as well as by dates and changes that may have personal significant, such as birthdays, and celebrations.
  • Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications.

 

 



TERM 4 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

GRADE 1, 2018

Classes: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E                                                         

Teachers: Kathleen O’Callaghan, Stephanie Dimovski, Hannah Dallas, Anna Lam and Nick Stubbings

English

Reading

The reading and comprehension skills we will be focussing on as a whole class throughout this term are:

  • Decoding strategies such as reading on, chunking, blending and stretching of sounds and using synonyms.
  • Comparing and contrasting characters, events, and ideas.
  • Developing reading fluency and accuracy.
  • Developing and expanding our vocabulary.
  • Oral retelling, summarising, paraphrasing and linking texts to our own personal experiences and knowledge.
  • Main Idea: identifying the main idea and supporting details in fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Synthesizing: how is my thinking changing as I read the text?
  • Evaluative comprehension: comprehend text based on our previous reading experience, our life experience, and our opinions on issues relevant to the text.

 

Writing/Word Study

In writing this term, we will be exploring explanation texts and letter writing. We will look closely at the structure, features and purpose of each text type. We will be developing our skills in the following areas:

-Grammar: single and plural nouns, and creating compound sentences using connectives other than ‘and’.

-Punctuation: using apostrophes to show possession, including question marks when asking questions, exclamation marks to add effect, and including speech marks when signifying a conversation.

-Editing: students proofreading and editing their own written work for meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

- Handwriting: students will continue to apply the 4P’s of handwriting (posture, paper positioning, pencil grip and pressure) and the 4 Magic Tricks (formation, sizing, CBNT – close but not touching, baseline). Each week students will undertake a targeted handwriting session, focused on correct letter formation and sizing, and writing legibly with growing fluency.

 

Spelling

Children will continue to be given an individualised program and will take home ten spelling words from the Oxford Wordlists to learn and practice each week. Children will learn a spelling strategy weekly including: VCV words, bossy ‘e’ sound, all words have a vowel/vowel sound, recording initial consonant blends, removal and substitution of initial single sounds. Children will also look at different phonological codes and spelling patterns including – (gg, ff, ss, zz) ell (ld, lk, it, nk, sk) (sp, mp,pt, st, nt, ft) Long a sound ( a_e, ai, ay), Long e sound ( ie, ee, ea, y, ey), Long o sound ( o, ow, o_e, oa), (ou, ow, ai, oy) (oo, ui, u_e, ew, au, oe, ue, u) (er, ur, ir, ear) (or, aw, orr, ore, or) 

 

Speaking and Listening

Students will be focussing on:

- Speaking clearly with appropriate pitch and volume.

- To listen for and reproduce letter patterns and letter clusters.

- Listening to other students sharing their ideas and views.

- Taking part in pair and group work.

Mathematics

-Number and Place Value:

* Recognise and describe one half as one of two equal parts of a whole

* Recognise, describe and order Australian coins

* Count collections to 100 by partitioning numbers using place value

* Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts

 

-Patterns and Algebra:

* Investigating number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point.

* Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and10’s starting from zero.

 

-Statistics and Probability

* Choose simple questions and gather responses and make simple inferences

* Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value.

 

-Measurement and Geometry

* Tell time to the half-hour

*Measure and compare the capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units

 

Integrated Topic

This term we are learning about sound and light. In this unit of study, students will learn that: 

  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed.
  • Senses are used to learn about the world around us: our eyes to detect light, our ears to detect sound and touch to feel vibrations.

 

Students will participate in scientific experiments and observations to further develop their understanding of light and sound.

 


Important Dates

 

Curriculum Day (Pupil Free): Monday 5th November

Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday 6th November

Swimming Program: November 20th-22nd and 27th-29th

Last day of Term 4: Friday 21st December (Early finish 1.30pm)