Instituto Salesiano (Primary)

2017~2018

P4 English Curriculum Plan

English Teachers:

P4A

P4B

P4C

P4D

Miss Ao

Mr Vu

Miss Ho

Miss Ho

 

Reading Teachers:

P4A

P4B

P4C

P4D

Miss Si

Miss Si

Miss Chui

Miss Chui

 

A) Subject Objectives

1.  Interpersonal Strand

1.1 to converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas, experiences and plans

1.2 to exchange messages through activities such as writing simple letters, making telephone calls and sending postcards and invitations

1.3 to participate with others in making choices and decisions for carting out events

1.4 to obtain and provide objects, services and information in classroom situations and through activities such as interactive games and simple open-ended role-play

 

2.  Knowledge Strand

2.1 to interpret and use given information through processes or activities such as matching, sequencing, describing, classifying, comparing, explaining, predicting, drawing conclusions; and to follow instructions

2.2 to identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them to recognise and solve simple problems in given situations, and describe the solutions

2.3 to see the need for clarifying one’s own written expression and then make changes with support from the teacher and classmates

2.4 to understand how grammar features contribute to meaning and how simple texts are organized; and apply this understanding to the use of the language

2.5 to provide or find out, organize and present information on familiar topics

 

3.  Experience Strand

3.1 to develop an awareness of the basic sound patterns of English and an enjoyment of imaginative texts through activities such as reciting poems and rhymes, singing songs and presenting short simple plays

3.2 to respond to characters and events in imaginative and other narrative texts through oral, written and performative means such as:

l   making predictions

l   making inferences

l   describing one’s feelings towards characters and events

l   relating things to one’s experiences

3.3 to give expression to one’s experience through activities such as providing simple oral and written accounts of events and one’s reactions to them

 

A)  Textbooks:

1.  General English

Lighthouse 7 & 8

Lighthouse Workbook 7 & 8

Lightup Grammar 7 & 8

Lightup Listening 7 & 8

 

 

2.  Reading

(1st term)      Movies Studio Island Adventure

(2nd term)     Fantastic Mr Fox

                    The Twits

 

B)  Numbers of Periods:

General English

 

1st term

2nd term

Total

P4A

98

108

206

P4B

99

104

203

P4C

100

109

209

P4D

101

109

210

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 

1st term

2nd term

Total

P4A

17

18

35

P4B

17

18

35

P4C

17

18

35

P4D

17

17

34

 

C)  Course Schedule:

i) General English

First Term

Week

Module/Unit

Topic

No. of Periods

Objectives

Tests/ Dictation

2-5

Happy days

Chapter 1 (BK 7)

I love English

 

17

1.     Use formulaic expressions to ask and talk about one’s opinion about a school subject.

2.    Use ‘why’ to ask for the reason for something.

3.    Use ‘because’ to talk about the reason for something.

4.    Use ‘too’ to show similar ideas in positive sentences.

5.    Use ‘either’ to show similar ideas in negative sentences.

6.    Use correct punctuation in writing.

Moral input

1. Love different school subjects

2. Look after your own things

Week 5

Dictation 1

6-9

Happy days

Chapter 2 (Bk 7)

Champions

 

 

18

1.  Use comparative adjectives to compare people or things.

2.  Use ‘in’ with months.

3.  Use ‘on’ with dates.

4.  Use ‘from… to’ to show the starting and finishing dates of an event.

 

Moral input

1.     Work hard to achieve goals

Week 7

Test 1

 

Week 9

Dictation2

10-14

Changes

Chapter 3 (BK 7)

Growing up

19

1.  Use expressions to ask and talk about qualities that people have.

2.  Use superlatives to compare more than two people or things.

3.  Use ‘better’, ‘best’, ‘worse’ and ‘worst’ to compare how good or bad people or things are.

 

Moral input

1.  Learn to be a good student

Week 11

Test 2

 

Week 13

Dictation3

15-17,

19-20

Changes

Chapter 4 (BK 7)

R U OK?

 

 

 

 

 

19

1.  Use abbreviations and contractions to write messages.

2.  Use the simple future tense to ask and talk about future actions or plans.

3.  Use ‘more ... than’ to compare two

people or things for adjectives with three or more syllables.

4.  Use ‘the most’ to compare more than two people or things for adjectives with three or more syllables.

Moral input

1.  Be curious about the future

Week 15

Test 3

 

 

21

Revision

22

Exam Week

 

Second Term

Week

Module/Unit

Topic

No. of Periods

Objectives

Tests/ Dictation

 

23-25,

27-28

Our world

Chapter 5 (BK 7)

On the go!

19

1.  Use expressions to give directions.

2.  Use ‘how long’ to ask how much time is needed to do something.

3.  Use the simple present tense to talk about plans or timetables.

4.  Use ‘which’ to ask a person to choose from two or more things.

5.  Use two or more adjectives in the correct order to talk about something.

 

Moral input

1. Be eager to explore new places

Week 25

Dict 1

 

 

 

 

 

28-32

The magic of nature

Chapter 4 (BK 8)

The great adventure

 

17

1.  Use expressions to make and respond to suggestions.

2.  Use ‘how far’ to ask about the distance between two places.

3.  Use ‘how long’ to ask about the time it takes to travel between two places.

4.  Use ‘be + going to’ to talk about things you plan to do in the future.

Moral input

1. Be willing to explore new places

2. Work together to achieve goals

Week 29

Test 1

 

Week 31

Dict 2

 

 

 

33-35

Relationships

Chapter 1 (BK 8)

I help at home!

 

20

1.  Use the imperative to warn others.

2.  Use ‘have to’ or ‘has to’ to talk about things people must do.

3.  Use ‘before’ and ‘after’ to describe the order of events.

 

Moral input

1. Help out at home

Week 34

Test 2

 

 

 

36-39

Relationships

Chapter 2 (BK 8)

In good shape

 

19

1.  Use formulaic expressions to ask and talk about illnesses.

2.  Use ‘should’ and ‘should not’ to ask and talk about obligations and prohibitions.

3.  Use ‘since’ to give reasons.

 

Moral input

1.  Develop healthy habits

2.  Listen to other people’s advice.

Week 38

Dictation 3

 

 

 

 

 

39-42

Changes

Chapter 3 (BK 8)

The good old days

21

1.  Use some expressions to show disbelief.

2.  Use ‘used to’ to talk about past habits at an earlier stage of someone’s life.

3.  Use ‘could … when’ to talk about what a person was able to do in a certain time in the past.

 

Moral input

1.  Learn from the past

2.  Treasure the present

Week 41

Test 3

 

 

43

Revision

44

Exam Week

 

ii) Reading

 

First Term

 

Week

Topic

No. of periods

Objectives

Assessment

2-8

Movie Studio

Island Adventure

6

- Use past tense of regular and irregular verbs to tell past event.

- Use “Let’s …” to give somebody advice in different situations.

- Use irregular superlatives (best, worst) to express one’s idea.

- Use “How + adjective/relative pronouns/ conjunctions to show one’s feeling.

- Learn the different costumes of sailors.

Open book test

 

9 -21

 

11

-  Develop skills of scanning.

-  Practice of reading menu, poster, notes and invitation.

- Develop skills of skimming and using the context to guess unknown words.

-     Practice of reading account, postcard, news and story.

 

Comprehension test

 

Comprehension quiz

22

Exam Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Term

 

Week

Topic

No. of periods

Objectives

Assessment

23-29

Fantastic

Mr Fox

6

- Use simple past tense to talk or describe about past states, activities or events in the story.

- Use “Let’s …” to give somebody advice in different situations.

- Use “have got” to talk about possessions or abstract things.

- Use 'have to' to express a strong obligation.

- Help students to think about the behavior of stealing.

Open book test

 

30-36

 

6

- Develop skills of previewing and predicting and looking for the topic sentence and main idea.

- Practice of reading play, book cover, informational report, table and chart.

Comprehension

test

37-43

The Twits

6

- Use past tense of regular and irregular verbs to tell past event.

- Use adverbs of frequency to show how often something happens.

- To demonstrate knowledge of the use of planning, editing and publishing.

Open book test

 

44

Exam Week

ëCourse progress and test arrangements will be adjusted reasonably according to the actual teaching process.

 

iii) Assessment:

     General assessment for the whole year:

     1st Term    Daily marks 20% + Exam marks 25% = 45%

     2nd Term    Daily marks 25% + Exam marks 30% = 55%

     Total:  1st Term 45% + 2nd Term 55% = 100%

 

General English

Dictation

Reading

Oral

3 Tests      80%

Writings     10%

1 Project     5%

Participation  5%

3 Dictations

Vocab        30%

Sentences    20%

Passage      50%

1st Term

1 Story open book test     60%       

1 Comprehension test      30%

1 Comprehension quiz       10%

 

2nd Term

2 Story open book tests     70%

(35%x2)

1 Comprehension test       30%

Oral test              60% Listening tests        30%

Participation           10%

 

ê Listening exam    30%

    Oral exam         70%

"Course progress and test arrangements will be adjusted reasonably according to the actual teaching process."