Saxon has been exposed to quality literature since a young age. He has a good concentration span, can write all lower and upper case letters, compose simple texts, spell familiar words, read needing help with some words.
Our desire is that by the conclusion of Stage 1 Saxon will be able toA:
communicates with more ease in situations with people he doesn't know well
narrate fluently what he has heard
improve listening skills
composes texts of length with legibility
spells with increasing confidence and success
identifies different language use has different purposes
uses basic grammatical features, and punctuation conventions and has an increasing vocabulary
thinks imaginatively and creatively when writing
Saxon has a high mathematical awareness and impressive skill set for his age, many of his everyday conversations are about mathematical concepts. He is extremely quick in his computation skills, able to add and subtract long number sentences in his head, and quite competent and confident to tackle difficult number problems. He has long been able to tell the time accurately, knows many fractions, has excellent pattern awareness and is currently learning his times tables. Many of the Stage 1 outcomes he has already mastered.
By the conclusion of Stage 1 we envisage Saxon would have only added to his strengths and mastered new skills
Uses a range of mental strategies and concrete materials for multiplication and division
estimates and measures lengths and distances using correct units
estimates and measures areas using correct units
estimates and measures volumes and capacities
estimates and measures mass
recognises 2D and 3D shapes
be able to read basic maps
Science and Technology
Saxon is aware of the world around him, observing and discussing. He has an interest in scientific concepts and happily absorbs scientific knowledge informally and through a variety of media. He will ask questions, sometimes immediately, sometimes he ponders and comes back and discusses further. He has a good knowledge of computer technology and often builds K'nex and lego models.
Our desire is by the conclusion of Stage 1 Saxon will:
continue to develop a questing mind regards 'all things science'
have a further understanding of the importance of sustainable futures
understands the importance and future use of technology
predict and record data
use everyday materials and tools to produce solutions
describe the effects of pushes and pulls on objects
describe changes that occur in the sky and landscape
describe the changes of living things
Saxon has already been undertaking formal history studies and can narrate (comprehend and 'tell back') what he has heard. Some history 'stories' really captured his imagination.
By the conclusion of Stage 1 Saxon will be able to:
to communicate family heritage stories
describe the effect of technology on people's lives
have an inquiring mind into 'all things history' and communicate what learnt