Year Level Description
AIM Stage 2a: Exposure, Learning
This stage is completed over three years, begun in Year 2 and concluded in Year 4.
With frequent teacher support, students continue to build on and acquire functional aural and oral literacy, and explore in-depth the story of Cat and the Moon, The Three Little Pigs 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 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 simple 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.
Intercultural Knowledge and Language Awareness
- 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.