Year Level Description
AIM Stage 2a: Exposure, Learning
This stage is completed over two years, begun in Year 1 and concluded in Year 2.
With frequent teacher support, students continue to build on and acquire functional aural and oral literacy, and explore in-depth the story of Chicken Little and Little Dog. They expand and manipulate high frequency vocabulary, knowledge and structures for their own oral and written communicative purposes. Students read, copy and manipulate very familiar high frequency Pinyin text and characters related to the story. They explore the language and cultural aspects of popular traditional children’s stories and songs.
By the end of Year 2, students have completed two years of study of AIM Stage 2a: Exposure, Learning and are able to demonstrate the following skills.
Communication Skills Development
- Recognises recycled and newly introduced words and their gestures from all plays to date.
- Comprehends and vocalises the teacher’s gestured and spontaneous complete thoughts and words.
- Communicates spontaneously at a basic level with gestural cues.
- Incorporates new and recycled language in spontaneous communication at a basic level.
Literacy Skills Development
- Memorises, rehearses, dramatises the play with the class.
- Responds increasingly to more question types with gestural support and modelling from teacher and peers.
- Completes a greater number of simple language manipulation activities as the teacher models them with the class.
- Reads, copies and manipulates very familiar Pinyin text, some pictographic and high frequency characters.
- Uses a limited range of multimedia texts to express thoughts.
Intercultural Knowledge and Language Awareness
- Participates in the creation and maintenance of the language and cultural ambience in the classroom.
- Inductively recognises the similarities and differences between languages, for example, in-tones, script types and sentence structures.
- Views and displays an understanding of traditional stories.
- Sings popular children’s songs.