English - Grade 1

Course Outline 2019/2020

Subject: English                                                                 Grade: 1/ Year 2

Term 1

Grammar and Punctuation

  • Capital letters, full stops, exclamation and question marks.
  • Nouns: common nouns, proper nouns
  • Past and present tense verbs
  • Sentence Structure
  • Use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation and command.
  • Compound sentences
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Verbs
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Connectives
  • Alliteration
  • Dictionary, glossary and indexes work.

Reading

Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Extend the range of common words recognized on sight.
  • Use phonic as the main method of tackling unfamiliar words.
  • Read aloud with increased accuracy, fluency and expression.
  • Comment on some vocabulary choices, e.g. adjectives.
  • Read and respond to question words, e.g. what, where, when, who and why.
  • Begin to develop likes and dislikes in reading.
  • Check that the text makes sense to them as they read and correct inaccurate reading.
  • Read and recite poems and comment on words and sounds, rhyme and rhythm.

Writing

  • To describe people/ objects using colour, shape, size, texture, doing, position and number.
  • Choose interesting words and phrases, e.g. describing people and places.
  • Build and use collections of interesting and significant words.
  • Understand a story has a beginning, middle and end.
  • Choose some interesting adjectives to describe settings and characters.
  • Begin to re-read and re-draft own writing for sense and accuracy.
  • Use a variety of simple organizational devices in non-fiction, e.g. headings, captions.
  • Find factual information from different formats, e.g. charts, labelled diagrams.
  • Write a poem using a variety of language features.
  • Begin to use rhyme and alliteration when writing a poem.
  • Use the structures of familiar poems and stories in developing own writing.
  • For children to write a poem based on a model.

Text types covered: Descriptive writing, narratives (fairy tales), non-chronological reports and poetry.

Speaking and Listening

  • For children to learn and recite favourite poems.
  • Listen carefully and respond appropriately, asking questions of others.
  • Discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words encountered in reading.

Term 2

Grammar and Punctuation

  • Revise Term 1 grammar and punctuation concepts.
  • Compound words
  • Adverbs and adverbial phrases
  • Compound and complex sentences
  • Time connectives
  • Prefix and suffix
  • Use past and present tenses accurately but not always consistently.
  • Use mainly simple and compound sentences, with and/but used to connect ideas.‘Because’ may begin to be used in a complex sentence.
  • Begin to vary sentence openings, e.g. with simple adverbs.
  • Present tense action verbs (commands)
  • Plurals
  • Speech marks
  • Commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular).

Reading

Fiction and Non-fiction

  • Revise Term 1 Reading Concepts
  • Predict story endings.
  • Read and follow simple instructions, e.g. in a recipe.
  • To follow instructions and ask and answer questions about them.
  • Locate words by initial letter in simple dictionaries, glossaries and indexes.
  • Explore a variety of non-fiction texts on screen.
  • Make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.

Writing

  • Write instructions with appropriate features for the text type.
  • Structure a story with a beginning, middle and end.
  • Find alternatives to and/then in developing a narrative and connecting ideas.
  • Begin to use dialogue in stories.
  • Use features of chosen text type.
  • Use simple non-fiction texts as a model for writing.
  • Use a variety of simple organizational devices in non-fiction, e.g. headings, captions.
  • Form letters correctly and consistently.
  • Practise handwriting patterns and the joining of letters.
  • Begin to re-read and re-draft own writing for sense and accuracy.

Text types covered: Narratives (traditional tales), instructions and explanation texts.

Speaking and Listening

  • Revise Term 1 speaking and listening concepts.
  • Recount experiences and explore possibilities.
  • Articulate clearly so that others can hear.
  • Vary talk and expression to gain and hold the listener’s attention.
  • Show awareness of the listener by including relevant details.
  • Attempt to express ideas precisely, using a growing vocabulary.
  • Listen carefully and respond appropriately, asking questions of others.

Term 3

Grammar

  • Revise Term 1 and 2 grammar and punctuation concepts.
  • Speech Punctuation
  • Time and sequence words
  • Homophones and near homophones

Reading

Fiction and Non- Fiction

  • Revise Term 1 and 2 reading concepts.
  • Read with fluency and expression, taking some notice of punctuation, including speech marks.
  • Identify and describe story settings and characters, recognizing that they may be from different times and places.
  • Make simple inferences from the words on the page, e.g. about feelings.
  • Talk about what happens at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a story.

Writing

Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Use the language of time, e.g. suddenly, after that.
  • Choose some interesting words and phrases, e.g. in describing people and places.
  • Develop stories with a setting, characters and a sequence of events.
  • Write recounts of events and experiences.
  • Link ideas in sections, grouped by content.
  • Write with a variety of sentence types.
  • Use dialogue in stories.
  • Use the structures of familiar stories in developing own writing.
  • Re-read and re-draft own writing for sense and accuracy.

Text types covered: Recounts, narratives in a familiar setting and by significant authors.

Speaking and Listening

  • Revise Term 1 and 2 speaking and listening concepts.
  • Explain plans and ideas, extending them in the light of discussion.
  • Demonstrate ‘attentive listening’ and engage with another speaker.
  • Extend experiences and ideas through role-play.
  • Begin to be aware of ways in which speakers vary talk, for example the use of more formal vocabulary and tone of voice.
  • Show awareness that speakers use a variety of ways of speaking in different situations and try out different ways of speaking.

Textbooks

  • Treasure House Resources
  • Treasure House Year 2 Comprehension
  • Treasure House Year 2 Composition
  • Treasure House Year 2 Grammar
  • Treasure House Year 2 Spelling
  • Treasure House Year 2 Anthology
  • Collins Dictionary
  • Collins Thesaurus
  • Rising Star Audio Spelling

Assessments: Break down of 100% mark
The final grade for the course will be calculated based on:

Multiple forms of formal and informal assessments will be used to gain knowledge about a student’s level of understanding.  Assessments will be in the areas of Grammar, Spelling, Comprehension, Composition, Speaking and Listening, Formal Assessment test dates will be posted on the communicator.

 

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