English Language


i) Verbal communication

Students will be able to:

  • appreciate the power of verbal language
  • use speech with increasing responsibility
  • participate appropriately in discussions
  • talk about a wide range of topics
  • use increasingly complex language confidently and creatively
  • use language with increasing accuracy, detail and range of vocabulary
  • use oral language to articulate, organize and reflect on learning
  • begin to communicate in more than one language.


iii) Visual communication

Students will be able to:

  • experience a wide variety of visual media
  • respond to viewing experiences orally and in writing
  • recognize the power of visual media to influence thinking and behaviour
  • begin to make informed choices in their personal viewing experiences
  • use a variety of media to plan and create projects
  • use electronic media to find information.

lii) Written communication

A. Reading

Students will be able to:

  • read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books with confidence, fluency and independence
  • select books appropriate to their reading level and for a specific purpose
  • be interested in/show appreciation of a variety of literary styles
  • understand and respond to ideas, feelings and attitudes expressed in reading materials
  • use reference materials including information technology independently
  • read daily and for sustained periods.
B. Writing

Students will be able to:

  • write independently, with confidence and fluency
  • use a wide and vivid vocabulary
  • understand different structures in writing
  • write for a range of purposes, both creative and informational
  • plan, edit and review their own writing
  • spell high-frequency words accurately and use a range of strategies to spell complex words
  • write in a consistent, legible style. 


Specific Expectations:
  • Know by heart all addition and subtractions facts for each number to 20
  • Read write and order whole numbers to at least 1000; know what each digit represents.
  • Counts on or back in tens or hundreds from any two-or three-digit number.
  • Recognize unit fractions such as ½, 1/3, ¼,1/5,1/10, and use them to find fractions of shapes and numbers.
  • Add and subtract mentally a 'near multiple of 10' to or from a two-digit number.
  • Know by heart facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
  • Understand division and recognize that division is the inverse of multiplication.
  • Use units of time and know the relationships between them) second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year).
  • Understand and use $ and c notation.
  • Choose and use appropriate operations (including multiplication and division) to solve word problems, explaining methods and reasoning.
  • Identify right angles.
  • Identify lines of symmetry in simple shapes and recognize shapes with no lines of symmetry.
  • Solve a given problem by problem by organising and interpreting numerical data in simple lists, tables and graphs.


Overall Expectations

Students will develop their observational skills by using their senses and selected observational tools. They will gather and record observed information in a number of ways, and reflect on these findings to identify patterns or connections, make predictions, and test and refine their ideas with increasing accuracy. Students will explore the way objects and phenomena function, identify parts of a system and gain an understanding of increasingly complex cause and effect relationships.

Students will examine change over time and recognize that change may be affected by one or more variables. They will be aware of different perspectives or ways of organizing the world, and will be able to consider how these views and customs may have been formulated. Students will use their learning in science to plan positive and realistic action to improve their welfare and that of other living things and the environment. Students will communicate their ideas or provide explanations using their own scientific experience, and that of others.

Students will have the opportunity to identify and reflect upon "big ideas" by making connections between the questions asked and the concepts that 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

Third grade students learn to effectively use a word processing and paint program to create illustrations and graphics. They begin to use research skills using several sources of information such as an electronic encyclopedia and the Internet. They learn to access, evaluate and extract information from a carefully selected range of Internet resources.

Students explore concepts and ideas using on-line simulation software. They use previously gained skills in the production of storybooks and other documents incorporating text and graphics in all languages of study. The concept of electronic media as a communication tool is introduced and explored; and participation in exchanges with email pals from other parts of the world is encouraged when available.

The concepts and skills of copying and pasting within a document and working between documents is introduced and refined. With these skills, students in Third Grade begin to produce multimedia projects that incorporate the creation of text, pictures, sound and transition between pages using HyperStudio or PowerPoint. They begin to understand and use principles that will help them become effective communicators and presenters. They are expected to identify and discuss ethical behavior related to electronic media and how it impacts society. Third graders create timelines and learn to analyze and sort information.

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 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 understand and use basic expressions related to the calendar. Students will understand and express numbers from 0 - 100. Students will use numbers to express his/her age, date of birth, telephone number, address, date and time of various events.


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.


Lucaya International School, Chesapeake Drive, Freeport, Bahamas | Phone: +1.242.373.4004 | Fax: +1.242.373.6510 | lis@lisbahamas.org