Australian Curriculum - Year 1

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Language
Literature
Literacy

Language variation and change


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Understand that people use different systems of communication to cater to different needs and purposes and that many people may use sign systems to communicate with others


Language for interaction


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Understand that language is used in combination with other means of communication, for example facial expressions and gestures to interact with others

Understand that there are different ways of asking for information, making offers and giving commands

Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressions


Text structure and organisation


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Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways


Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts

Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commands

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links


Expressing and developing ideas


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Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstances


Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs)

Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning

Understand the use of vocabulary in everyday contexts as well as a growing number of school contexts, including appropriate use of formal and informal terms of address in different contexts

Know that regular one-syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words

Recognise and know how to use morphemes in word families for example ‘play’ in ‘played’ and ‘playing’


Sound and letter knowledge


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Manipulate sounds in spoken words including phoneme deletion and substitution

Recognise sound --- letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends

  • Study the Easy Readers to identify words with the same onset (e.g. Consonant Beginning Blends stories) and rime (e.g. Short Vowel stories) as other words (Developing Literacy).

Understand the variability of sound --- letter matches

  • Identify words in the Easy Readers that demonstrate the different sound production of certain letters e.g. The Amazing Ape – ‘w’ sound in ‘one’, ‘o’ sound in ‘was’, ‘s’ sound in ‘face’ and ‘raced’ (Developing Literacy).

Literature and Context


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Discuss how authors create characters using language and images


Responding to Literature


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Discuss characters and events in a range of literary texts and share personal responses to these texts, making connections with students' own experiences

Express preferences for specific texts and authors and listen to the opinions of others


Examining Literature


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Discuss features of plot, character and setting in different types of literature and explore some features of characters in different texts

Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme



Creating Literature


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Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication


Texts in Context


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Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences


Interacting with others


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Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions

Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and pace

Make short presentations using some introduced text structures and language, for example opening statements


Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating


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Describe some differences between imaginative, informative and persuasive texts

Read supportive texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and rereading

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features


Creating Texts


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Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams

  • Use the Storytime stories to springboard ideas for short text creation e.g. Wendy and the Pirate
  • Write a recount about a time when you helped someone.
  • Draw a treasure map writing the names of the landmarks you have drawn.
  • Write an imaginative text about a place you would like to go for a holiday.

Reread student's own texts and discuss possible changes to improve meaning, spelling and punctuation

Write using unjoined lower case and uppercase letters

Construct texts that incorporate supporting images using software including word processing programs


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