Our curriculum

Introduction

CS Education Primary English Lesson Books have been prepared to reflect the Australian Curriculum which is designed to support 21st century learning. Under this curriculum, the English Content Structure comprises three strands: Language, Literature & Literacy which collectively focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. Hence, we have taken every care to incorporate an inclusive curriculum which aims to ensure that our students

♦  Learn to read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on a wide collection of texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose

♦  Appreciate, enjoy and use English language in all its variations and develop the ability to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, entertain, persuade and argue.

♦  Develop interest and skills in appreciating the aesthetic aspects of texts and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

In line with these aims, our English Lesson Books have been prepared to address the teaching & learning outcomes of the Australian Curriculum. Each Unit of the book has been organised around the key concepts of the 3 interrelated strands that support students’ understanding and learning of English.

 

  •   Writing

Students apply knowledge learned in other interrelated areas to create meaningful texts. They are taught the skills of writing a range of texts and are expected to create similar texts in the course of the term.

Further development of the writing skill is done in our Supplementary Writing Course. Here, students are taught how to apply knowledge they have learnt to write with clarity, authority and novelty a range of written texts that entertain, inform and persuade audiences. Students learn how to strategically select key aspects of a topic & language, edit for enhanced meaning and effect by refining ideas, re-ordering sentences, adding or substituting words for clarity and removing repetitions.  The learning outcome of this course sees the creation of new texts which are clear, effective, informative and innovative.

 

 

Literature

Our English Lessons incorporate a Literature Section: Novel Study with the aim of engaging students in the study of a literary text which may have personal, cultural, social or aesthetic value to them. Here, students read, interpret, appreciate and respond to the text by answering questions based on it. Usually an extension of this response is required at the end of the term whereby students evaluate the literary text they have read and respond to it in writing. Students are also exposed to other forms of literature such as poetry in the English Lessons. An extension of literary response & creation of literary texts is incorporated in the Supplementary Writing Course.