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“We must contemplate the import of ignoring the printed word. If you cannot read, you can do only what you are told.” Joseph P. Bean


Students continue to build on the understanding that language is one of God’s greatest gifts to us, given for the purpose of sharing ideas with others. Students listen, read and respond to a variety of texts. Utilising correct punctuation, grammar and effective language choices, they create a range of texts for different purposes and readers. They continue to develop their understanding of spelling rules and phonemic awareness, as well as grow in their understanding of how text types are structures according to the purpose and context, and to explain how language features, images and vocabulary convey meaning, understanding and interest. Students listen to others when taking part in conversations and short presentations, fostering respectful and thoughtful collaboration skills. They respond appropriately showing respect for others’ view, discovering personal and shared meaning.

Topics Include

  • Writing - variety of texts and queries
  • Phonics and spelling
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Handwriting
  • Reading, speaking and listening

Subject Length

  • 22 periods per cycle


  • Booklist items


  • Writing samples
  • Spelling assessments
  • Grammar tests
  • Reading fluency and comprehension tests
  • Oral reading and group discussions
  • Oral presentations

“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.” Nehemiah 8:8