Ignatius has been exposed to quality literature early childhood. He has good vocabulary skills and concentration span. He can read easier texts and can compose simple texts and spell familiar words.
Our desire is that by the conclusion of Stage 1 Ignatius will be able to:
- narrate fluently what he has heard
- improve listening skills
- composes texts of length with legibility
- reads fluently
- spells with increasing confidence and success
- identifies different language use has different purposes
- uses basic grammatical features, and punctuation conventions and has an increasing vocabulary
- thinks imaginatively and creatively when writing
- Uses a range of mental strategies and concrete materials for multiplication and division
- estimates and measures lengths and distances using correct units
- estimates and measures areas using correct units
- estimates and measures volumes and capacities
- estimates and measures mass
- recognises 2D and 3D shapes
- continue to develop a questing mind regards ‘all things science’
- understands the importance and future use of technology
- predict and record data
- use everyday materials and tools to produce solutions
- describe the effects of pushes and pulls on objects
- describe the changes of living things
Ignatius’ history focus last year included British history. This year will include a focus on Australian history.
- describe the effects of British colonisation in Australia
- understand the impact the discovery of gold had on Australia
- comprehend the importance of the early exploreres
- have an inquiring mind into ‘all things history’ and apply skills of inquiry
Ignatius has a hunger to know as much as he can in many areas including cultures and mapping.
By the conclusion of Stage 1 Ignatius will be able to:
- have an awareness of and appreciation for different cultures and customs
- have a familiarity and confidence with maps
- to be able to recognise and map the different continents and some countries.