National Standards - After 1 Year
This information is sourced from the Ministry of Education.
The reading standard
After one year at school, students will read, respond to, and think critically about fiction and non-fiction texts at the GREEN level of Ready to Read.
Key characteristics of texts at green level:
- generally familiar contexts and settings
- one text form, and one main storyline or topic, for each text
- most content explicitly stated but also some implicit content that provides opportunities for students to make simple inferences
- illustrations that support and extend the meaning but may not exactly match the words
- many high-frequency words
- topic words and interest words (including a wide range of regular and irregular verbs and some adjectives and adverbs) that are likely to be in a reader's oral vocabulary and that are strongly supported by the context or illustrations
- some visual language features such as diagrams or speech bubbles
- sentences that run over more than one line but do not split phrases
- dialogue between easily identified speakers
- a range of punctuation, including speech marks and commas, to support phrasing and meaning
The writing standard
After one year at school, students will create texts as they learn in a range of contexts across The New Zealand Curriculum within Level 1. Students will use their writing to think about, record, and communicate experiences, ideas, and information to meet specific learning purposes across the curriculum.
Key characteristics of students' writing at this level:
Students will plan for writing, using talk or pictures. They will independently write simple texts, drawing on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them achieve their purpose. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected at this level, including those needed for spelling and punctuation, are described in the Literacy Learning Progressions.
The texts that students write will include, when appropriate:
- an idea, response, opinion, or question
- several sentences (including some compound sentences with simple conjunctions such as 'and')
- some key personal vocabulary and high-frequency words
- attempts at transferring words encountered in the writer's oral language or reading to their writing
The mathematics standard
After one year at school, students will be achieving at early Level 1 in the mathematics and statistics learning area of The New Zealand Curriculum.
In contexts that require them to solve problems or model situations, students will be able to:
Number and algebra
- apply counting-all strategies
- continue sequential patterns and number patterns based on ones
Geometry and measurement
- compare the lengths, areas, volumes or capacities, and weights of objects directly
- sort objects and shapes by a single feature and describe the feature, using everyday language
- represent reflections and translations by creating patterns
- describe personal locations and give directions, using everyday language.
- investigate questions by using the statistical enquiry cycle (with support), gathering, displaying, and/or counting category data