2016-2017  Instituto Salesiano (Primary)

P6 English Curriculum Plan

English Teachers

P6A

P6B

P6C

P6D

Kary Si

Theresa Ho

Kafy Ng

Jess Wong

 

Reading Teachers

P6A

P6B

P6C

P6D

Kary Si

Kary Si

Kary Si

Kary Si

 

Subject Objectives:

1. Interpersonal Strand:

1.1  To establish and maintain relationships and routines in school and other familiar situations

1.2  To converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas and experiences

1.3  To obtain and provide objects, services and information in classroom situations

1.4  To participate with others in making choices and decisions for carrying out events

2. Knowledge Strand:

2.1  To provide or find out, organize and present information on familiar topics

2.2  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

2.3      To identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them

2.4      To understand some aspects of how the English Language works, including how grammar features contribute to meaning and how texts are organised

2.5  To recognise and solve simple problems in given situations, and describe the solutions

 

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 singing songs and presenting short simple plays

3.2  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

 

Textbooks:

1.     General English

Primary Longman Express 6A/6B

Primary Longman Express Workbook 6A/6B

Primary Longman Express Listening 6A/6B

2.    Grammar

School Based Materials

3.    Readers

(1st term) Future Island Adventure

(2nd term) James and the Giant Peach

(3rd term) Up

 

 

 

Number of periods for English

 

1st term

2nd term

3rd term

Total

P6A

58

61

68

187

P6B

60

65

68

192

P6C

60

63

68

191

P6D

58

58

68

184

 

 

 

 

Number of periods for Reading

 

1st term

2nd term

3rd term

Total

P6A

10

10

12

32

P6B

10

10

12

32

P6C

10

10

12

32

P6D

10

11

11

32

 

 

Course Schedule

A)  General English and Readers

First term

Week

Module/unit

Topic

No. of periods

Objectives

1-4

Longman Express Module:  Changes/ Growing up

 

 

 

Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 1 (Book 6A)

When I grow up

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

Tenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2

First conditional

 

 

 

 

 

15

Language Function

Focus on simple present tense and future possibilities

Moral inputs

-      Let students think about their future career

 

1.     Use the present simple to talk about habits and things that are always true

2.    Use the present continuous to talk about what we are doing now

3.    Use the past simple to talk about completed actions in the past

4.  Use the past continuous to talk about an action that went on for some time or to describe things that were happening when something else happened

5.  Use since + a point in time, such as a day, date or time

6. Use for + a period of time

7. Use the present perfect with already, just, yet and before, to give more information about when something happened

8. Use “already” to talk about something that has happened before we expected it to

9. Use “just” to talk about something that has happened very recently

10. Use “yet” in questions and negatives to ask if something that we’re waiting for has happened

11. Use “before” to talk about any time in the past

12. Use the past simple to talk about something that started and ended in the past

13. Use “be going to” + base form to talk about plans and decisions we made earlier or to make a prediction based on a situation that is happening now

14. Use will or won’t + base form to talk about instant decisions or offers or predictions

 

1.     Use the first conditional to talk about something that will happen if something else happens first

 

5-7

Longman Express Module: Changes/ Growing up

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

 

Ch. 2 (Book 6A) Preparing for the future

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3

Relative pronouns

15

Language Function

- IT skills

- Communication skills

- Develop enjoyment of reading

 Moral inputs

-      Students appreciate the duties of different career

 

1.     Use who, which and where after a noun to give more information about people, things or places

7-9

Longman Express Module:

Happy days/ Entertainment and leisure

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch.3 (Book 6A) Entertainment and leisure

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4

Joining sentences

 

 

12

Language Function

-      Adjectives to describe feelings and effects

Moral inputs

-      To respect different people’s preferences on films

 

1.  Use relative pronouns to join two sentences together

9-11

Longman Express Module:

Happy days/ Entertainment and leisure

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch. 4 (Book 6A)

The magic of stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5: Second conditional

 

 

 

12

Language Function

-      Simple past tense to describe unlikely situations

-      Modals to express preferences

-      Connectives to express

Moral inputs

-      Students have to treasure their books.

 

1.  Use the second conditional to talk about something that we think might not happen

 

12

Revision

 

6

 

13

Exam week

 

 

 

 

 

Second term

Week

Module/unit

Topic

No. of periods

Objectives

14-16

Longman Express Module:

Caring for others/ Helping our world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch. 5 (Book 6A) Problems in our world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 7 Adverbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 8 Prepositions after adjectives

 

16

Language Function

-      Talking about problems in the world using too with different adjectives

-      Use adverbs to express degree

-      Develop student’s reading skills and stimulate their critical thinking ability

-  to know about our world’s problems

Moral inputs

-      Respect the lives of different creatures

 

1.     Use adverbs of manner to tell how an action is done

2.    Use adverbs of time to tell when an action is done

3.    Use adverbs of place to tell where an action is done

4.    Use adverbs of frequency to tell how often an action is done

5. Use adverbs of degree to answer the question “To what degree”

 

 

1. Use the correct prepositions after certain adjectives

19-20

Longman Express Module:

Caring for others/ Helping our world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch. 6 (Book 6A) How can we help?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 9 Active and passive voice (1)

11

Language Function

-      Get students to practise talking about preferences using the structures, “You can either… or …/ Which would you rather do? We’d rather…”

-      Get students to practise using the structure “Neither …nor…”

Moral inputs

-      Help those who are in need

 

1.     Use the active form when we know the subject of the sentence

2.    Use the passive when we don’t know the subject of a sentence

3.    Form the passive by using am/is / are + past participle in present tense

4.    Form the passive by using

 was / were + past participle in past tense

 

21-24

Longman Express Module: Changes/

Now and then

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch.1 (Book 6B) Unforgettable experiences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 10 Active and passive voice (2)

15

Language Function

- Using “adjective” to describe feelings

- Using “ing” nouns or noun phrases to refer to activities

 

Moral inputs

-      Develop students’ confidence in sharing their own experiences

 

1.     Form the passive by using will be + past participle in future tense

2.    Form the passive by using have / has + been + past participle

3.    Form the passive by using was/ were + being + past participle

 

25-27

Longman Express Module: Changes / Now and Then

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch. 2 (Book 6B)

My memories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 11 Gerunds/ to + infinitive

17

Language Function

-      Using prepositions or prepositional phrases to describe objects

-      Using simple past tense to talk about past states, activities or events

-      Using adjectives to describe feelings

 

 

 

 

1. Use ‘-ing’ form as the subject or object of a sentence

2. Use ‘-ing’ form after prepositions

3. Use ‘to’ infinitive between two verbs

 

28

Revision

 

6

 

29

Exam week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third term

Week

Module/unit

Topic

No. of periods

Objectives

30-32

Longman Express

Module: People and places around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch. 3 Amazing places

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 12

1.     Reported speech: statements

 

 16

Language Function

-      Use relative pronouns to link ideas or add information to a noun or noun phrases

-      Use superlative adjectives to make comparisons

-      Use interrogative adverbs to ask about location

-      Use proper nouns to refer to cities or countries

Moral inputs

-      Respect different cultures and customs in the world

 

 

 

1.     Use reported speech to tell people what someone has said. We often use ‘said’ or ‘told’ when reporting a statement

 

32-35

Longman Express

Module: People and places around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

 

Ch. 4

Children around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 13 Reported speech: commands and requests

 

 

 

  17

Language Function

-      Use relative pronouns to link ideas or add information to a noun or noun phrase

-      Use ‘such as’ to give examples

-      Use ‘ing’ nouns or noun phrases to refer to activities

 

Moral inputs

-      Be thankful and treasure one’s blessings

 

 

1.     Use told + object + (not) + infinitive when reporting a command

2. Use asked + object + (not) + infinitive when reporting a request

36-38

Longman Express

Module: The magic of nature/Taking care of the earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

Ch. 5 (Book 6B) Endangered animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 14 Personal Pronouns

Ch. 15 Possessive Adjectives

Ch. 16 Possessive Pronouns

 

  16

Language Functions

-      Using connectives to show results and express conditions

-      Future tense to talk about future events

 

Moral inputs

-      To protect the endangered animals

 

1. Use personal pronouns to substitute the subjects or objects of a sentence

2.    Use possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns to show possession

 

39- 41

Longman Express

Module: The magic of nature/Taking care of the earth

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 6 (Book 6B)

Our environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 17 Reflexive pronouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

  14

Language Functions

-      Using modals to make suggestions

-      Adverbs or adverb phrases to express degree

Moral inputs

-      To protect the environment and be a friend of the Earth

 

1. Use Reflexive pronouns to talk about the subject of a sentence when we want to emphasize who did the action

2. Use by before the reflexive pronoun to say that we did something without help

3. Use a reflexive pronoun after a verb when the subject and the object are the same

42

Revision

 

6

 

 

43

Exam Week

 

 

 

 

 

Week

Module/unit

Topic

No. of periods

Objectives

 

Assessment

1-7

Readers

Future Island Adventure

5

1.     Apply skills or information learned

2.    Think critically and in depth

3.    Understand the theme of the story

4.    Read aloud

5.    Retell the events of the story

6.    Use vocabulary correctly

7.    Distinguish between true and false of the storyline

8.    Match the words or pictures

9.    Arrange the sequence of the story

10.  Analyse the questions and explain them correctly

Open book test and comprehension test

14-21

Readers

James and the Giant Peach

5

Open book test and comprehension test

30-36

Readers

Up

5

Open book test and comprehension test

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

General English + Grammar

Reading

Dictation

Oral

2 tests        80%

2 writing      10%

1 project      5%

Participation   5%

Open book test           60%

Comprehension test       40%

 

Vocabulary             30%

Passage                55%

unseen passage         15%

Oral test        60%

Listening        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.