During year 1 students further develop essential foundational skills, knowledge and understandings about reading, writing, talking and listening.

Students continue to link their knowledge about oral language to their growing knowledge about written language. They contribute to class discussions, listen to, ask and respond to questions. Students discuss the meaning of texts read aloud by the teacher and they begin to use a number of skills and strategies to read and view texts.

Students ability to hear single sounds in words and simple letter sound relationships transforms into recognising and identifying more complex sounds in unfamiliar words to help them read and write a wider variety of texts.

They compose simple texts that begin with single words and sentences using handwriting and word processing. They learn about sentence punctuation, basic grammar and expand their vocabulary. 

As students progress through year 1 they learn how to read and respond to more demanding written, visual and digital texts for pleasure, to communicate and to gain information.

Students create spoken, written, visual and digital texts that become increasingly sustained as the range of contexts, audiences and purposes broadens. They use simple punctuation, spell familiar words and can discuss and use the grammar of a range of texts. 

Literacy learning in the early years provides the foundation for future literacy learning and sets the stage for students to use and apply their developing skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts and across learning areas.