Prek1-K1 (1years - 1 1/2 years)
Students are introduced to:
1. Primary colors
2. Numbers 0-10
3. 2D shapes
4. The letters of the alphabet through music, dance, and play.
K2/K2+ (Ages 2 years – 2 ½ years)
Associate print with picture without assistance.
Listen to stories, poems, and non-fiction materials for enjoyment and information.
Respond appropriately (e.g., recall details from a story or picture with assistance) to a variety of materials read aloud to him/her (e.g., frequently told stories, familiar poems, letters)
Understand simple written materials such as stories, poems, informational materials (being familiar with letters and words, signs, labels)
Students will be introduced to:
K3- (Ages 3 – 3 ½ years)
Identify letter-sound relationships when reading (e.g., identify the letters of the alphabet, identify short and long vowel sounds and use them to decode words, match sounds to appropriate initial and final blends, read simple words in context that contain diagrams, recognise that words often consist of beginning, middle, and final sounds)
Demonstrate understanding that letters represent sounds and that written words convey meaning ( e.g., read short labels, familiar signs; uses phonics to recognize words)
Use language patterns (e.g., word order) and sound patterns (e.g., rhyme) to identify words and to predict the next word.
Demonstrate understanding of a story by making predictions (e.g., anticipating what might happen next; filling in the next word during collaborative reading, arrange pictures and sentences in the correct order) and relating new information to prior knowledge.
Use pictures and other features of books and written materials (e.g., title, illustrations) to gain meaning from the printed text.
Understand concepts about print (e.g., hold a book right side up, understand that print carries message, turn pages from front to back of the book, recognise where print begins on a page, that words have spaces between them, that words are spelled with upper - and lowercase letters and know how to turn to front middle or end of book)
Respond to literature through writing poetry, singing, dramatizing, choral speaking and drawing (e.g., identify stories written by a few Bahamian authors, identify and explore favourite authors, illustrators, and titles)
Follow predictable book patterns to create their own stories by making connections between their own experiences and those of storybook characters
Monitor their own reading by correcting miscues and re-reading
Read aloud familiar stories, poems, and passages with attention to rhythm, flow, and meter
Students will be introduced to:
K4-Grade One Readiness ( Ages 4- 4 ½ years)
Read a variety of simple written materials (e.g., pattern books on specific themes, stories, chart stories, poems, interactive software) for different purposes (e.g., recall the sequence of events in a story or poem, the main idea and significant details, predict story outcome)
Read aloud in a way that communicates the meaning
Read independently, using reading strategies appropriate for this grade level (e.g., classify and categorize pictures, words and concepts, use context clues to gain meaning of unknown words, arrange pictures and the events of stories, in order, locate details that recall specific information from a selection, identify the main idea of a familiar story, identify information presented in a story to draw conclusions, predict possible outcome of a selection using story characters, determine cause and effect relationships)
Express clear responses to written materials, relating the ideas in them ( thoughts, feelings, experiences) to their own knowledge and experience
Demonstrate knowledge of letter-sound relationships when reading (e.g., identify the sounds associated with long/short vowels, identify the sounds associated with consonant blends, identify the sounds associated with consonant diagrams)
Identify and explore favourite authors, illustrators and titles of children's literature (fairy/folk tales, poetry, and plays), including those by Bahamian authors
Interpret literature through a variety of activities including writing, art, music, and drama)
Demonstrate ability to use textbooks as study tools to gain information
Students will be introduced to the 5 core subjects of the MOE;