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Grade 1 Curriculum Overview 2014-2015

Subject August September October November December January February March April May/June
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Math Unit
Creating Routines and Extending the
Counting Sequence to 120
Developing Base Ten Number Sense Understanding Place Value Operations and Algebraic Thinking Understanding Shapes and Fractions Sorting, Comparing, and Ordering
Consolidation of
Science & Social Studies
Welcome to 1st Grade Weather Field to Table Living Things Reduce, Reuse, Recycle I Was, I Am, I Will Be
An introduction to the
School wide Learning
Results (SLRs) and the
Melawati Way (take care
of yourself, others and
this place). Students
develop their
understanding of the
classroom and school
The weather is constantly changing and affects what we
do and the way we live. Students observe the weather and
collect data to begin to understand weather patterns and
All people have wants and needs. Students investigate how
communities provides goods to meet peoples needs and how these
resources come from many different places and go through a
series of processes from their source to our homes. They learn how
producing, processing and transporting resources can impact the
Through observation, care of organisms and research students
learn about the characteristics of living things and how they
survive in their environment. They communicate their learning
though the living things presentation.
The choices we make impact the environment.
Students learn why taking care of the planet is
important and some practical ways to help.
Through timelines, interviews, books and
other resources, students develop a sense of
change over time and how we learn about
the past.
Language Arts
Readers Build Good Habits Readers Use Strategies
Strong Readers Build
Reading is Thinking Informational Texts Procedural Texts Making Future Plans for Reading & Writing
Writers Build Good Habits Writers Write for Readers
How are Stories
Reading Workshop - developing the habits and strategies of reading - comprehension, decoding, fluency, vocabulary and expression - through read aloud, teacher modelling, guided and indepentent reading
The rituals and routines of
reading workshop are
established as the good habits of
readers are introduced and
Students review, learn and practice strategies to
figure out words through a variety of genre.
Whilst continuing to build their decoding strategies, students are
encouraged to think and talk more about the books they read to
make connections and develop ideas.
Students use their reading strategies to pursue their interests as readers with a variety of book genre and other texts. During this time
an understanding of informational text and its specific features will be introduced.
Students will reflect and
celebrate as readers, set goals
and plan for summer reading
Writing Workshop - Writing process - 6-traits (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice, Conventions)
The rituals and routines of
writing workshop are established
as the good habits of writers are
introduced and practiced.
As the 6 traits (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice and Conventions) are revealed and
developed through the writing process, students learn how to become skilled writers and to reflect on and improve
their own writing.
Using their understanding of the 6 traits and the writing process, students will continue to
develop as writers through other genre with a focus on procedural writing including an
informational report.
Students will be encouraged to develop voice as they revisit 6 traits and
apply the writing process to write in a variety of genre on topics of their
& Speaking
In a variety of settings students will develop their ability to follow directions, stay on topic, take turns to speak, listen and respond to others and pose
questions. They will have opportunities to speak to an audience.

Adding to their growing ability to interact orally in a variety of settings, students will learn how to give constructive
advice to peers on their writing.
By sharing memories and conducting interviews,
students will have opportunities to practice their
listening and speaking skills.
Information Literacy From love of reading to digital citizenship, from finding the right book to finding the answer to a research question and making good choice for presentation of the learning, information literacy is interwoven throughout the curriculum all year at a developmentally appropriate level to meet the students needs in real time.
& Reporting
1st Semester
2nd Semester
the Melawati
The World Around Me Art and Festivals
Printing - Positive and Negative
Space Art and Drama Changes in our World
Taking care of
others and
Students look at different kinds of lines, shapes, textures
and colors around them and in Art. They learn to apply
these art elements to express ideas and feelings in their
artwork. Students continue to explore and develop their
skills in the use of a variety of art media and techniques.
Students learn about cultural symbols and patterns through
the celebration of arts of Malaysian and International
Students learn the technique of
developing and understanding of
positive and negative space and how
they are related to create a print.
Students learn to design and create Puppet
characters to tell stories.
Focus- Shadow Puppets of Malaysian
tradition 'Wayang Kulit'.
*This unit connects with the Gr1 Language
Arts unit, 'Non Fiction'.
Students learn to look at forms around them and in Art.
Students learn to design, assemble, construct and secure a 3D form
of A City Building
Introduction to Music Development of Music Appreciation Musical Growth Through Preference of Styles Recognizing Styles of Music
Singing - Musical Patterns (Ostinatos), Folk Songs, Rounds
Music Appreciation and Culture- Hari Raya, Deepavali, Introduction to Composers, Instrument Identification (Visual and Aural)
Listening Activities-Identification of Tempo and Dynamics
Instrumental Activities-Performance on Non-Pitched Percussion (Call and Response, Performance of Basic Rhythms and Accompaniments)
Music Reading- Identification of Simple Rhythms using Off System (Say, Clap, and Play)"
Singing- Pedagogy, Rounds, Folk Songs, Show Tunes
Motor Skill Development-Appropriate Movement to Music and Dance
Music Appreciation and Culture-Chinese New Year, Composers, New Music Styles
Instrumental Performance- Performance on Non-Pitched Percussion (Use of Groups and Independent Parts)
Music Reading- Identification of Simple Rhythms using Orff System (Say, Clap, and Play)"
Mission Impossible
Fun With Fitness
Hand-eye Coordination Run, Jump & Throw
Cooperative & Group Team
Manipulative skill
development & object control
Striking a ball with hand, bat,
Dance, Rhythmic & Jump
Fun with Fitness Recreational Sports
Awareness Body
Management Skills
Aerobic Endurance
Muscular Strength
Muscular Endurance
Manipulative skill
(bounce, throw, catch, roll)
Run, Jump & Throw Skills
Focus on sportsmanship,
cooperation, spatial
awareness & interaction
through a variety of games &
Ropes, vaulting, tumbling,
balancing on floor & beam.
Weight transfer & supporting
body weight
Combative Skills
Social Dance, Old-time &
Modern Dances,Action Songs
& Creative Dance, Jump Rope
Skills & Tricks
Manipulative skill development &
object control
Striking a ball with hand, bat,
Aerobic Endurance
Flexibility Muscular
Strength & Endurance
Frisbee Golf, Ultimate
Frisbee, Touch Rugby,
Korfball, Netball
Aquatics: Water Awareness & Safety. Swim & Survival Skills. Aquatics: Swim Stroke Development -focus on developing, improving and refining strokes.
Health Components of Fitness, Posture & Body Mechanics, Muscular/Skeletal System, Diet & Nutrition, Benefits of Physical Activity, Active Living, Food Pyramid & Food Portions, Sun Smart, Importance of water.