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Changes to Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual (2023). Why have these occurred?

There been changes to the teaching sequence for Year 1 in the Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual.

You can download a current version of the Teaching Sequence Manual HERE

WHY THE CHANGES? There have been three main contributing factors to the change:

Changes in state curriculum expectations, across many of the states within Australia. See how PLD aligns to the new Australian National Curriculum HERE

The Year 1 Term 3 UK Phonics Check, when presented to students in Australia suggest that Year 1 students by Term 3 should score 28/40, when reading a range of real and nonsense words.

Blog 1: You can read about the UK Phonics Check HERE

Blog 2: Preparing for the UK Phonics Check HERE

Science of Reading research suggests for Tier 1 we need to progress faster than we have in the past.

Tier 1, 2 & 3

The Teaching Sequence outlines are just guides. Also they are relevant to the Tier 1 students. Tier 2 and 3 will not progress as rapidly through the sequence.

It is the placement test that ultimately determines the plan for teaching. PLD happily provides support to guide schools though this process.

Updated on: 09/02/2023

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