Links to the Victorian Curriculum


Foundation to Level 2:

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)


Reading and Viewing:

  • Understand that texts can take many forms, and that imaginative and informative texts have different purposes (VCELA141)
  • Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (VCELA143)
  • Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (VCELA144)
  • Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (VCELA145)
  • Read texts with familiar structures and features, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge (VCELY152)


  • Understand that some language in written texts is unlike everyday spoken language (VCELA155)
  • Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (VCELY160)
  • Participate in shared editing of students’ own texts for meaning, spelling, capital letters and full stops (VCELY161)

Speaking and Listening:

  • Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school (VCELA167)
  • Modify familiar texts (VCELT173)
  • Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations using interaction skills, including listening, while others speak (VCELY174)

English as an additional language (EAL)

Pathway A

Speaking and listening

Level A1:

  • Negotiate simple social or learning activities (VCEALC003)
  • Understand a simple spoken text (VCEALC005)
  • Understand when a response is required and attempt to respond using either known words or non-verbal language (VCEALA008)
  • Check understanding of classroom conversations or instructions by asking other home language speakers to clarify (VCEALA014)

Level A2:

  • Negotiate familiar social and learning situations using language appropriate to the situation (VCEALC085)
  • Understand key information in a short spoken or multimodal text (VCEALC087)
  • Initiate and maintain simple conversations with others (VCEALA091)
  • Ask for translation of specific words from other home language speakers (VCEALA096)

Reading and viewing

Level A1:

  • Read short, familiar texts (VCEALC030)
  • Identify familiar words and simple sentences and match them to images (VCEALC032)
  • Understand that texts are meaningful (VCEALA035)
  • Identify purposes for reading, such as reading for enjoyment and reading for information (VCEALA036)
  • Understand and explore the basic features of different texts (VCEALL043)
  • Recognise some familiar words in context (VCEALL048)

Level A2:

  • Understand a small range of simple, familiar texts (VCEALC112)
  • Use knowledge of context, text structure and language to understand literal and inferred meanings (VCEALC114)
  • Understand that the purpose of a text is reflected in its form (VCEALA117)
  • Understand and use the basic features of different texts (VCEALL124)
  • Use developing knowledge of English to predict some words or phrases (VCEALL127)
  • Read familiar texts with some fluency (VCEALL135)
  • Recognise a small range of familiar words in different contexts (VCEALL129)


Level A1:

  • Write a simple text that fulfils a function (VCEALC057)
  • Recognise the importance of accurate reproduction of letters and words (VCEALA060)
  • Choose a topic to write or draw about (VCEALA061)
  • Understand some terminology of writing in English and/or home language (VCEALA068)
  • Write sentences or phrases that reflect own oral structures (VCEALL073)
  • Write simple repetitive modelled sentences (VCEALL072)
  • Write new words with an initial letter or several letters (VCEALL077)

Level A2:

  • Write a small range of everyday texts and personal texts (VCEALC138)
  • Demonstrate understanding that handwritten texts usually need to be planned, edited and presented (VCEALA143)
  • Contribute to shared writing activities (VCEALA142)
  • Write short, simple texts independently (VCEALC136)
  • Understand a small range of terminology of writing (VCEALA148)
  • Write sentences and phrases that reflect simple written-like structures (VCEALL152)
  • Write sustained texts using sentences based on simple repetitive, modelled patterns (VCEALL151)
  • Use some curriculum or content area vocabulary (VCEALL156)