English Language

i) Verbal communication

Students will be able to:

  • use a variety of oral language appropriately with increasing confidence
  • talk about their thoughts, feelings and opinions
  • work in groups and discuss ideas
  • appreciate that listening is important in both small and large groups
  • listen with increasing concentration and consideration
  • pick out main events and relevant points
  •  increase their ability to anticipate and predict.


iii) Visual communication

Students will be able to:

  • understand that communication involves verbal, visual and kinaesthetic features
  • understand that signs and symbols carry meaning
  • begin to read a range of signs in the environment
  • read and use texts with different types of layout
  • understand information presented in a range of visual forms including television, theatre and computer
  • search for, record and present information using a variety of media 
  • begin to make choices about what is relevant and useful to them.

lii) Written communication

A. Reading

Students will be able to:

  • read simple texts with confidence and pleasure
  • use a range of strategies to decode text
  • discuss stories heard and read, demonstrating an increasing awareness of character and plot
  • understand and respond to ideas and feelings expressed
  • begin to use reference books and dictionaries independently
  • participate in daily reading for independent and instructional purposes.
B. Writing

Students will be able to:

  • write confidently with developing legibility and fluency
  • write for a variety of purposes
  • write simple, sequenced stories with a beginning, middle and end
  • begin to plan, edit and review their own writing
  • begin to spell high-frequency words accurately
  • use simple spelling patterns or spell phonetically
  • write legibly in a consistent style
  • write daily for a variety of purposes.


Specific Expectations:
  • Count reliably at least 20 objects.
  • Count on and back in ones from any small number, and in tens from and back to zero.
  • Read, write and order numbers from 0 to at least 20; understand and use the vocabulary of comparing and ordering these numbers.
  • Within the range 0 to 30, say the number that is 1 or 10 more or less than any given number.
  • Understand the operation of addition, and of subtraction (as 'take away' or 'difference'), and use
the related vocabulary.
  • Know by heart all pairs of numbers with a total of 10.
  • Use mental strategies to solve simple problems using counting, addition, subtraction, doubling and
  • halving, explaining methods and reasoning orally.
  • Compare two lengths, masses or capacities by direct comparison.
  • Suggest suitable standard or uniform non-standard units and measuring equipment to estimate, then
  • measure, a length, mass or capacity.
  • Use everyday language to describe features of familiar 3D and 2D shapes.


Overall Expectations

Students will develop their observational skills by using their senses to gather and record information, and will use their observations to identify patterns, make predictions and refine their ideas. They will explore the way objects and phenomena function, identify parts of a system and gain an understanding of cause and effect relationships. Students will examine change over varying time periods and recognize that more than one variable may affect change. They will be aware of different perspectives and ways of organizing the world and will show care and respect for themselves, other living things and the environment. Students will communicate their ideas or provide explanations using their own scientific experience.

Students will have the opportunity to identify and reflect upon "big ideas" by making connections between the questions asked and the concepts, which should be driving the inquiry. These concepts define the specific expectations within each content strand. The students will become aware of the relevance these concepts have to all of their learning.

Information Technology

Course overview

First grade students are expected to effectively use a paint program to illustrate classroom curricular projects. The awareness of the importance of design elements, creativity and personal expression are explored to communicate thoughts, feelings and knowledge. Text is incorporated in the production of books in all languages studied.

The students are expected to independently locate, open and close programs on the computer. They are introduced to the printing and saving of documents on the network. At this level, they are introduced to the possibilities of the Internet as a communication tool. Through the study on the unit of Inquiry "Communications", students learn to identify and discuss IT in daily life and the impact it has on our society.

Physical Education

Overall expectations

Students will discover the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use their bodies to solve problems, address physical challenges, function as part of a group, manipulate equipment or apparatus, and express themselves kinesthetically in a range of situations. Students will be exposed to a number of activities which will develop motor skills that may later be applied in various sports. They will become aware of a number of positive leisure time pursuits. Students will be introduced to a healthy and active lifestyle and the ways exercise affects their bodies and overall fitness or well-being.


Overall expectations

The students will develop their abilities to perform accurately and confidently in various musical activities, through singing and playing instruments. They will be able to make expressive use of musical elements in their work. They will listen with greater understanding to a range of music from different times and places, and will develop their skills in traditional notation, compositon and improvisation.

Students will identify connections and links between questions asked in their unit of enquiry and music. They will become aware of the relevance these concepts have to all their learning.


Overall expectations

Students will engage in simple conversations using greetings and courtesy expressions. They will understand and respond to basic classroom commands. Students will understand and use basic expressions related to school. They will engage in simple conversations and provide and obtain personal information. Students will be able to name some common animals, and will understand and express likes and dislikes related to domestic animals.

Students will understand and use basic expressions related to body parts and health. They will engage in simple conversations related to clothes. Students will understand and exchange information related to their family. They will understand and express likes and dislikes related to various foods. Students will engage in simple conversations related to likes and dislikes, leisure activities, sports and hobbies.

Students will understand and use basic expressions related to the calendar. Students will understand and express numbers from 0 - 31. Students will use numbers to express his/her age and date of birth.


Overall expectations

Students will continue to explore the use of a variety of materials, tools, and media and will use them to express ideas, observations and feelings. They will use first-hand source materials and outside visits as an inspiration for their work. They will exhibit an increasing ability to concentrate on and complete a piece of artwork. They will continue to work with clay and will become more aware of its different properties when wet or dry. The students will respond to both western and non-western artifacts and artworks.


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