English K–6 scope and sequences
Sample scope and sequences to support implementation of the K–6 outcomes and content from the English K–10 syllabus.
The English K–10 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–6:
- include content points that are organised under the relevant focus areas, outcome codes and outcome statements
- demonstrate continuity of learning
- consider how parallel syllabus content is connected to content from other focus areas
- 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’ of sequencing learning to meet syllabus requirements. Schools are strongly encouraged to make changes to meet the learning needs of all students.
Sample K–2 scope and sequences
Sample grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPC) instructional sequence
Access the supporting grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPC) instructional sequence (PDF 860KB) that complements the scope and sequences.
Sample 3–6 scope and sequences
The evidence base for these resources is:
Masters and Adams (2017) The School Curriculum: about time, 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,, accessed 26 August 2022.
Alignment to system priorities and/or needs
These resources clearly and explicitly align to:
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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