Monday, 10 February 2014

Communicate: The Who, the What and the How! Year One Learning Sequence

The Australian Curriculum:English Rationale states that :
It is through the study of English that individuals learn to communicate with, and build relationships with, others and with the world around them.

Texts provide the means for communication.
They can be written, spoken or multimodal, and in print or digital/online forms.

So WHO do students communicate with as per the Australian Curriculum?  One way to reflect on this question would be:
1.Using the Year Level Description identify WHO students at your year level need opportunities to communicate with.

2. Is this WHO you would typically plan for the students to communicate with?

3. View the YLD before and after yours. How does it build in terms of WHO students communicate with?
The Year One learning sequence contained in this post was developed by Year One teacher Jenny Russell from Woodlands PS in our work as a Teacher Development School.

The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions. 
You can access The Australian Curriculum by clicking this link:
Click HERE  for the Year One Communicate sequence. This will allow you to download/view the teacher's lesson plan.When you click the link it will open in Google Docs. When that screen opens, click on FILE and then DOWNLOAD.

Our next Woodlands Australian Curriculum Implementation (WACI) Club is on February 27  from 4pm to 5pm at Woodlands PS.  We are focusing on developing learning sequences linked to
Create Written Narratives

  To register please go to the Institute for Professional Learning Online Calendar which can be accessed through the Portal via Professional Learning.
Or please email

WACI Club also operates via

 The Collie-Preston Network! 
And from Craigie Heights PS!
(all WACI Clubs form part of the Teacher Development School initiative)

You can register NOW on the IPL Calendar for :

Collie-Preston WACI Club on  20 February  from 4:00 - 6:00pm at 
Dalyellup College Library.  This WACI Club will focus on the SCSA Assessment Principles and Judging Standards. It is a FREE event. In IPL please search for "Assessment Principles and Judging Standards" to register.


Craigie Heights WACI Club is on 27 February from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at

Craigie Heights Primary School. This WACI Club will focus on Create Texts. It is a FREE event. Please register via IPL.

Woodlands Teacher Development School now has an app available through the app store for FREE. Download the app to keep up to date with events, information and blog spots in regards to Australian Curriculum: English! Search for Woodlands Teacher Development School in the App Store!

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Copyright notice for use of Australian Curriculum material
In regards to the planning tool in this post:

© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority 2013.
This is an extract from the Australian Curriculum.
ACARA neither endorses nor verifies the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no responsibility for incomplete or inaccurate information. In particular, ACARA does not endorse or verify that:

  • The content descriptions are solely for a particular year and subject;
  • All the content descriptions for that year and subject have been used; and
  • The author’s material aligns with the Australian Curriculum content descriptions for the relevant year and subject.
You can find the unaltered and most up to date version of this material at This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

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