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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 understand that communication begins with God, and we can share our ideas and thoughts with others through reading, writing and speaking. Students listen, read, respond to a variety of text types, and continue to develop the skills of decoding, fluency and comprehension. Utilising correct punctuation, grammar and language choices, they will respond to a variety of genres. Through speaking and listening students engage in whole class and group discussions. They listen and speak for particular purposes, as well as plan and deliver oral presentations. Students continue to build on their fluency, accuracy and understanding of more complex texts.  They will create a variety of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using their knowledge of text structure, spelling and grammar, and show how images support meaning. 


  • 23 periods per cycle  


  • Writing - variety of text types and genres 
  • Phonics and spelling 
  • Grammar - sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, and parts of speech 
  • Handwriting 
  • Reading – fluency, phrasing and comprehension 
  • Speaking and listening 


  • Booklist items 


  • Spelling/grammar assessments 
  • Oral presentations 
  • Writing samples 
  • Reading fluency and comprehension assessments 
  • Oral reading 

“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