English K-2 scope and sequences
Sample scope and sequences to support implementation of the English K-2 syllabus.
The English K-2 syllabus provides a unique opportunity for a new approach to designing scope and sequences. It encourages a more flexible approach to planning for teaching and learning.
Sample scope and sequences for English K-2:
represent ‘one way’ of sequencing learning to satisfy syllabus requirements
summarise what is to be taught, the sequence in which it will taught
identify key concepts and skills as well as the content focus for each term
are flexible and fluid – can be adapted to reflect needs, interests and abilities of all students
address all outcomes for each stage of learning
leverage ‘new’ structural elements from the syllabus: focus areas and content groups
meet requirements for compliance
save teachers time by providing a strong foundation for whole-school and stage-based curriculum planning.
These samples represent one way to plan for student learning. Schools are strongly encouraged to make changes to meet the learning needs of all students.
Access the supporting grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPC) instructional sequence (PDF 860KB) that complements the scope and sequences.
The evidence base for these resources is:
Masters and Adams (2017) The School Curriculum: about time [PDF 425KB], Australian Council for Education Research.
- NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) (2020) Nurturing wonder and passion: Designs for a new school curriculum – NSW Curriculum Review April 2020, nswcurriculumreform.nesa.nsw.edu.au, accessed 26 August 2022.
Alignment to system priorities and/or needs
These resources clearly and explicitly align to:
Curriculum planning and programming assessing and reporting to parents K-12 policy
Registration process for monitoring the government schooling system
Alignment to School Excellence Framework
These resources support the School Excellence Framework by incorporating the following domains and themes.
Curriculum: Curriculum provision, Teaching and learning programs
Assessment: Whole school monitoring of student learning
Student performance measures: NAPLAN
Effective classroom practice: Lesson planning, Explicit teaching
Learning and development: Collaborative practice and feedback; Expertise and innovation
Educational leadership: Instructional leadership
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