Grade  I   English  CURRICULUM 2015 - 16

 

Phonics

Simple speed sounds should enable students to:

Use phonics effectively in reading and spelling

Split familiar compound words

Learn spellings

Build vocabulary

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

m  a  s

d  t  i

n  p  g

o  c  k

u  b  f

e  l  h

sh  r  j

v  y  w

th  z  ch

qu  x

ay  ee

ng  nk

igh  ow

oo  oo

ar  or

air  ir

ou  oy

Read Write Inc

Read write Inc

 

Reading ORT

Students should be able:

 to extend the range of common words on sight

use phonics to tackle unfamiliar words

understand context and structure of sentences

follow sequencing and order of time

predict endings

follow written instructions

scan and skim text independently

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

 

Stage 3

 

Stage 3 and 4

 

Stage 4 and 5

 

Stage 5

Poetry

Students should be able to enjoy poetry and respond to the sounds, rhyme and rhythm

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

Colour poems

Alphabet poems

Number poems

Sound poems

Food poems

Body poems

Farm poems

Season poems

Grammar and punctuation

Students should be able to:

Make the correct choice of words

Learn basic sentence structure

Maintain the correct tense

Build up on use of adjectives

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

Capital letters and full stops

A /an

He/she

Has/have

Alphabetical order-only letters

Rhyming words

Is /are

Compound words

Writing sentences

Question mark and words

Nouns

Speech bubbles

Alphabetical order-words

Was/were

I/me

They/them

Verbs

Present and past tense “ed” words

Vocabulary of chronology

Singular, plural “s” and “es” words

Adjectives

Opposites

Connectives

Commas

Verbs

Their/there

Speaking

Students should be able to hold a conversation, read and recite confidently, maintaining eye contact and clarity

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

Talking about themselves and about a picture.

Reading and reciting aloud

Retelling stories

Describing events and experiences

Listening

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

 

Listening to peers and answering questions

Listening to instructions and explanations

Listening to stories from books or CDs

Listening to accounts of different events and experiences

 

Writing

Students should be able to:

Form and place letters correctly

Spell

Extend vocabulary and use the correct tense to express their thoughts

Follow a sequence of time and events

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Describe a picture

Writing simple paragraphs with a given word bank

 

Making lists

Simple poetry with given rhyming words

Story writing with a given starter

Structured writing with a beginning, middle and end

Writing instructions

Writing about a character

Writing a story focusing on characters and setting