Grade II 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

Simple speed sounds

Complex speed sounds

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 6

 

Stage 6

 

Stage 7

 

Stage 7

Poetry

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

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th  quarter

Glow worms

Glow worms

Glow worms

Glow worms

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

Question mark and questioning words

Verbs

Common and proper nouns

Past and present tenses

Alphabetical order

Adjectives

Articles

Contractions

Prepositions

Singular and plural

Comma

Homophones

Compound words

Connectives

Exclamation mark

Speech marks

Speech bubbles

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

Poetry recitation

Describing events and experiences

Dialogue delivery

Role play

Class discussion

Listening

Students attention span should enhance

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

Make lists

Diary writing

Narratives

Captions

Titles

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Descriptive writing- person/place

Instructions recipes/activities

 

Messages- formal/informal