since the elementary school textbooks (for grades 5 and 6) are the same across the whole country, i decided to make a list of all the content (expression and vocabulary) that appear in those books to inform my teaching of my middle school students.
this way i know that i don't have to fully teach from scratch how to read ordinal numbers and dates because that was covered in reasonable depth in grade 6 lesson 4: "when is your birthday?" and similar content, like the names of rooms in houses that appears in the grade 2 textbook that i use.
anyways, here are the text files where i wrote all this down. it's worth remembering that elementary school kids had little to no formal instruction on grammar, just memorizing key expressions, and that even the more studious kids could use a refresher.
i hope you find it useful.
EDIT: for those reading this in 2013 and on: i should add that this is for the national textbooks that will be in use until the end of the 2011 school year. (so your middle school kids that started in 2012 have all seen this content, but kids starting middle school in 2013 will not.)
the ministry of education is publishing guidelines of what key phrases and vocabulary need to be in the new grade 5 and 6 elementary school textbooks that will be used from 2012 on (and that will apply to kids starting middle school from 2013 on), so hopefully someone else can do that research when the time comes and post an overview of all the elementary school content.