Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 1

Grade 1 Language

Reading is a big part of first grade. As your child begins to broaden their reading skills, you’ll notice that they’ll begin to read words everywhere they go and relish in their newly developed skill. It’s important that you read to your child, and vice versa, on a daily basis to help them develop their literacy skills even further. A comprehensive and effective first grade language arts curriculum will help your child accomplish the following goals and objectives:
  • Increase vocabulary as they blend consonant sounds, vowel and consonant digraphs, and more.
  • Read simple stories fluently and independently.
  • Retell the main idea of a story and answer questions about the text.
  • Identify parts of a story or book.
  • Know the names and sounds of all the consonants and vowels.
  • Understand phonics concepts such as consonant combinations.
  • Develop an understanding of composition.
  • Learn more about the cisk homeschool reading curriculum and discover the steps students should take in order to be fluent, proficient readers.

Grade 1 Science & technology

First graders should be learning fundamentals skills in topics like physical science, life science, and Earth science. Students should also learn the importance of observation, note taking, and communicating information, all essential skills that they will put to use as they continue to learn more advanced science concepts throughout the years. some of the most common topics covered in 1nd grade science curriculum are:
  • Life science (plants, animals, habitats)
  • Classification of animals and different animal habitats
  • Distinguishing between living and nonliving things
  • Earth and space science (solar system and beyond)
  • States of matter (solid, liquid, gas)
  • Type of light energy; the characteristic of sound energy (pitch, volume, etc.)
  • Earth/space science including the water cycle and weather
  • The different parts and functions of plants

Grade 1 Mathematics

This course builds on the Kindergarten curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on positive motivation and how to use self-talk strategies to themselves and their peers. Regarding numbers, students work with numbers up to 50 and learn how to count by various amounts. They learn how we use numbers in everyday life. Students learn basic addition and subtraction strategies. They are also introduced to basic fractions and how to divide shapes into equal parts. In algebra, students find, continue, and create patterns and show a pattern in different ways. They also begin to work on the idea that in a number sentence, both sides of the equal sign have the same value. Students will begin to write code to order a sequence of steps and to give basic instructions to a computer. They also learn how to find simple errors in code and how to correct them. In data, students organize data into categories and then display the data to help draw conclusions. They ask and answer questions about data. In spatial sense, students compare the length, mass, and capacity of different objects and learn how to read a calendar. They also learn how to describe different shapes and figures. In financial literacy, students learn about Canadian coins and bills and practice comparing their values. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 2 mathematics