Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Crestwood Public School Term 2 2022 - to be edited

Overview of Teaching & Learning

Programming is the process of selecting and sequencing learning experiences which enable students to engage with syllabus outcomes and develop subject specific skills and knowledge. The process of programming is typically shared and offers an opportunity for collaboration, professional reflection and evaluation.


  • reflect the needs, interests and abilities of students
  • are based on syllabus outcomes and include a variety of teaching, learning and embedded assessment activities, strategies and resources to address the learning needs of all students
  • are flexible and dynamic documents that change in response to student learning needs, school context, teacher evaluation and feedback


Spelling: Students link letters to a range of sounds. Students will continue to consolidate their knowledge of single sounds and explore letter combinations to spell the long i sound.

Writing and Representing: Students explore the genre of persuasive texts. They will identify the features of persuasive texts texts such as opinions and modal language by discussing quality texts. Students will be continue to explore the writing process to plan, write, edit and share.

Reading and Viewing: Students gain proficiency in the comprehension skills retelling, summarising and making connections which are explicitly taught and modelled through whole class and group activities. In guided reading, students read fiction and non-fiction texts, appropriate for their individual ability. Teachers support students to develop reading skills such as phrasing, fluency, expression, monitoring, re-reading and self-correcting as well as comprehension strategies to build literal and inferential meaning. As well as this students engage daily with quality texts for enjoyment, to build a love of reading.

Speaking and Listening: Students will engage in critical thinking activities. They will use stimuli to discuss problems and questions as a class, in small groups, in pairs and independently. Students will deliver informal talks to their classmates.

Handwriting: Students develop a clear and consistent writing using the NSW Foundation Style to fluently write unjoined upper and lower case letters. Students will focus on anti-clockwise letters.

Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary: Students develop and consolidate understanding of grammatical concepts of verbs, clauses and compound sentences.


Whole Numbers: Students develop confidence with number sequences to 100 by counting forwards and backwards from and identifying the numbers before and after given two-digit numbers. Students will identify, sort, order and count the Australian coins and notes.

Multiplication and Division: Students will begin to skip count by 2s, 5s and 10s starting at 0. They will make equal collections of objects and describe these as 'groups of'. Students will model division as sharing into equal groups.

Patterns and Algebra: Students investigate and describe number patterns formed by skip counting and patterns with objects.

2D Space: Students recognise two-dimensional shapes including triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons. They classify shapes using obvious features such as sides and vertices. Students explore different types of lines including horizontal, vertical and parallel.

Area: Students will use uniform informal units to measure area by covering the surface in rows or columns without gaps or overlaps. They will use this skill to compare, indirectly, the areas of two surfaces.

Time: Students will name and order the months of the year, recall the number of days that there are in each month, name and order the seasons, and name the months for each season and use a calendar to identify the date and determine the number of days in each month.


Material World: Students explore the properties of materials and their uses as well as on how materials can be changed, manipulated and combined. They will explore and answer questions through participation in guided scientific investigations, record observations accurately and honestly using observational drawings, labelling, informal measurements and digital technologies and manipulate a range of materials for a purpose.

Human Society and It's Environment - History

Past and Present Family Life: Students identify and describe important dates and changes in their own lives. They explain how some aspects of daily life have changed over recent time while others have remained the same. Students respond to questions about the recent past by collecting and interpreting information and data from observations and from sources provided. They sequence personal and family events in order. They share stories about the past, and present observations and findings using everyday terms to denote the passing of time and to describe direction and location.

Personal Development, Health, Physical Education

Child Protection: Through this unit, students will describe their unique qualities and strengths and consider how these can be used to help themselves and others stay safe when responding to situations. They will understand that everyone has the right to be safe and to tell others not to touch their body when they do not want to be touched. Students will practise a range of protective strategies for responding to various situations.

Grade Sport: Students develop confidence and competence to engage in physical activity. They develop an understanding of movement concepts and the features of movement composition as they engage in a variety of planned sports and games.

Be Skilled Be Fit: Students will engage in 60 minutes of physical activity with sports teacher per week.

Creative Arts

Music: Students will participate in fortnightly music lessons with Mrs French. They will continue to learn about rhythm and beat.

Dance: Students participate in a variety of dance sequences and appreciate the elements of different kinds of dance. There is a strong focus on movement to music throughout the activities in each lesson to further develop students' understanding of locomotor and non-locomotor movement.


The focus for this term will be consolidating the comprehension strategies of predicting, questioning and visualising. Quality texts will be used during shared reading and students will respond to these texts through discussion and written tasks. Regular borrowing will continue to be encouraged as well as participation in the 2021 Premier’s Reading Challenge.