Grade 1

Welcome to the Grade 1 page

On this page you can find out a little more about school life for Grade 1 at BEIS 

Our Teachers

Ms Nikkie Barias

Grade 1 Teacher


Ms Nikkie Barias
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Ms Jossa Sacapano

Teacher's Assistant


Ms Jossa Sacapano
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School Calendar
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Curriculum Overview

Language Arts


  • Know the basic features of print
  • Read sight words
  • Use different strategies in decoding words (such as blending sounds, grade-level phonics)
  • Use context to confirm or self-correct
  • Read grade-level literature and informational texts orally with purpose and understanding
  • Read grade-level text fluently and accurately


  • Write grade-level narratives, informative texts and opinion pieces, using the writing process
  • Confer with teacher and peers to improve writing
  • Participate in shared research and writing projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Participate in collaborative conversations
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Answer questions using knowledge acquired and information presented
  • Present ideas and works confidently


  • Print all upper and lowercase letters
  • Apply spaces in between words
  • Identify common and proper nouns
  • Match nouns with appropriate verbs
  • Produce complete sentences
  • Demonstrate knowledge of writing conventions: capitalization and punctuation
  • Spell grade-level sight words

Social Studies


  • Differentiate maps from globes
  • Name and locate the all continents and oceans
  • Demonstrate understanding of the cardinal directions
  • Read simple maps

Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia

  • Understand how civilization started in Mesopotamia
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different rulers, important structures and practices
  • Make models

Ancient Civilization: Ancient Egypt

  • Understand how civilization started in Ancient Egypt
  • Use hieroglyphics
  • Make their own models of mummies and sarcophagus, pyramids and sphinx
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different rulers, important structures and practices in Ancient Egypt
  • Understand the three world religions.

Economics: Markets

  • Understand the terms: needs, wants, goods, services, producers, consumers.
  • Identify and count money.
Physical Education
  • Hop, gallop, jog and slide using a mature pattern.
  • Demonstrate twisting, curling, bending and stretching actions.
  • Dribble continuously in self-space using the preferred hand.
  • Tap or dribble a ball using the inside of the foot while walking in general space.
  • Travel in general space with different speeds.
  • Differentiate between fast and slow speeds. 
  • Differentiate between strong and light force.
  • Engage actively in physical education class.
  • Follow teacher directions for safe participation and proper use of equipment without teacher reminders.
  • Work independently with others in a variety of class environments (small and large groups).


  • Name the different art tools and how they are used
  • Use a range of art materials
  • Know the primary colors and the mixtures to make secondary colors
  • Identify different lines and use them on their artworks
  • Create drawings, paintings, crafts and structures
  • Name artists and apply their style of art



Introduction to Science

  • Identify the five senses
  • Understand the scientific method and the design process

Life Science

  • Differentiate living things from non-living things
  • Identify the needs of animals and plants
  • Sort animals and plants according to different classifications
  • Identify the parts of a plant and their functions
  • Identify different environments
  • Understand food chains

Earth and Space Science

  • Differentiate natural from man-made resources
  • Observe properties of rocks and soils
  • Identify ways to take care of the environment
  • Understand weather and seasons
  • Know the movement of the sun and phases of the moon

Physical Science

  • Identify the forms and properties of matter: solid, liquid and gas
  • Demonstrate understanding of sound and motion



Numbers & Operations

  • Count, read and write numbers to 120
  • Understand the place values: tens and ones
  • Make groups of ten
  • Compare two-digit numbers using symbols
  • Add within 100 (adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10)
  • Subtract multiples of 10

Measure & Data

  • Order three objects by length
  • Measure objects using non-standard units of measurement
  • Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analogue and digital clocks
  • Organize, represent and interpret data
  • Ask and answer questions about the data presented


  • Identify and distinguish two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional shapes using various attributes
  • Build and draw two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes
  • Use two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to create composted shapes


  • Demonstrate understanding of equal and unequal parts
  • Partition shapes into halves, thirds and quarters
  • Shade fractions of a shape



Digital Painting

  • Create their own designs and layout using online programs
  • Crop pictures using paint program
  • Rotate, copy and paste image
  • Use drawing tools, autofill, color picker
  • Introduce 3D painting
  • Use ICT to work with text and images to help them share their ideas


Web Browsing

  • Explain the concept of web browsing
  • Introduce various types of search engines
  • Discuss the importance of internet
  • Research using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
  • Explore information from various sources


  • Count, read and write numbers to 20 in Filipino
  • Name and identify major body parts in Filipino
  • Name and identify 9 different colors in Filipino
  • Name 6 basic shapes in Filipino
  • Identify farm, house, and jungle animals in Filipino
  • Name family members
  • Demonstrate knowledge of simple verbs in Filipino
  • Name parts of a house in Filipino
  • Use proper “pantukoy” in a sentence (si, sila, ang, ang mga
  • in Filipino
  • Introduce themselves in Filipino
  • Identify common fruits found in the Philippines
  • Identify emotions in Filipino
  • Use Filipino descriptive words in a sentence
  • Identify and name traditional  the clothes of the Philippines