Grade 1 Learning Outcomes


Strand: Oral Language ( Listening & speaking)

Strand: Visual language (Viewing & Presenting)

Strand: Written language (Reading)

Strand: Written language (Writing)

listen attentively and speak appropriately in small and large group interaction

view visual information and show the understanding by asking relevant questions and discussing possible meaning.

select and reread favourite texts for enjoyment

enjoy writing and value their own efforts

use language to explain inquire & compare

attend to visual information showing understanding through discussion, role play, illustrations

participate in shared and guided reading situations, observing and applying reading behaviours and interacting effectively with the group

write informally about their own ideas, experiences and feelings in a personal journal or diary, initially using simple structures for eg "I can....... , "I went to .......", "I am going to......".

describe personal experiences

view different versions of the same story and discuss the effectiveness of the different ways of telling the same story, for example, the picture book version and the film/movie version of a story

identify and explain the basic structure of a story— beginning, middle and end; may use storyboards or comic strips to communicate elements

participate in shared and guided writing, observing the teacher’s model, asking questions and offering suggestions

talk about the stories, writing, pictures and models they have created

talk about their own feelings in response to visual messages; show empathy for the way others might feel

participate in learning engagements involving reading aloud- taking roles and reading dialogue repeating refrains from familiar stories, reciting poems.

create illustrations to match their own written text

obtain simple information from accessible spoken texts

make personal connections to visual texts.

understand sound–symbol relationships and recognize familiar sounds/symbols/ words of the language community

begin to discriminate between letters/characters, numbers and symbols

use language to address their needs, express feelings and opinions

observe and discuss illustrations in picture books and simple reference books, commenting on the information being conveyed.

instantly recognize an increasing bank of high frequency and high - interest word, characters or symbols.

connect written codes with the sounds of spoken language and reflect this understanding when recording ideas.

memorize and join in with poems, rhymes and songs

have a secure knowledge of the basic conventions of the language(s) of instruction in printed text, for example, orientation, directional movement, layout, spacing, punctuation.

illustrate their own writing and contribute to a class book or collection of published writing.

follow Multi Step directions

express opinions about the meaning of a story.

show curiosity and ask questions about written language

listen and respond to the picture books, showing pleasure and demonstrating their understanding through gestures, expressions and words.

use a range of strategies to self-monitor and self-correct, for ex meaning, context, rereading, reading on, cross checking one cue source against another

write an increasing number of frequently used words or ideas independently.

participate in a variety of dramatic activities, role play Puppet theatre, Dramatization of familiar stories and poems

read and understand the meaning of self selected and teacher selected texts at an appropriate level.

use graphic organizers to plan writing, eg mind maps.

pick out main events and relevant points in oral texts

show curiosity and ask questions about the pictures or texts.

organize ideas in a logical sequence.

retell familiar stories in sequence

make connections to their own experience when listening to or reading text

proofread their own writing and make some corrections and improvements.

anticipate and predict when listening to text read aloud

make connections between personal experience and storybook characters

use feedback from teachers and other students to improve their writing.

listen to and enjoy stories read aloud; show understanding by responding in oral, written or visual form

listen attentively and respond actively to read- aloud situations; make predictions, anticipate possible outcomes

use appropriate punctuation to support meaning (Fullstop, Capitalization, question mark)

understand & use figurative language such as alliteration & onomatopoeia

demonstrate an awareness of the conventions of written text, for example, sequence, spacing, directionality.

distinguish beginning, medial and ending sounds of words with increasing accuracy

form letters/characters conventionally and legibly, with an understanding as to why this is important within a language community.


Strand: Numbers

Strand: Measurement

Strand: Patterns and Functions

Strand: Shape and Space

Strand: Data Handling

identify & write the numbers and number names up to 999

understand the use of nonstandard units to measure length for example, hand span, foot span

identify, extend and create patterns in numbers ( skip count by 2, 3, 5, 10- 0 to 999)

odd and even numbers

(0 - 999)

understand that 2D and 3D shapes have characteristics that can be described and compared

express the chance of an event happening using words or phrases ( impossible, less likely, maybe, more likely, certain

identify place value and face value of numbers upto 999

use non-standard units of measurement to solve problems in real-life situations involving length

use the properties and relationships of addition and subtraction to solve problems

understand the relationship between 2D and 3D shapes using different resources

make simple hypothesis or purpose for survey

understand expansion of numbers upto 999

read and Write the names of the months of the year.

commutative property of addition ( a+b = b+a)

create 3D shapes. (cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder & sphere)

create dichotomous questions survey to collect information (not more than 3 questions)

identify odd and even numbers. ( 0 to 999)

identify the date and the day in the calendar

understand the properties of 3D shapes with real life examples. (edges, vertices & faces)

gather information

identify the predecessor and successor of numbers upto 999

read and write time - o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to. (whole part relationships)

interpret and use simple directions, describing paths, regions, positions and boundaries of their immediate environment

answer questions which will help you understand yourself and your surrounding- home, school.

arrange the numbers in ascending and descending order (upto 999)

create a pictorial representation/human graph

skip count numbers by 2, 3,4,5 and 10 (up to 999)

use pictograph for organizing sorted data

identify ordinal numbers and number names (1st to 20th)

learn to read graph formats learnt

compare quantities of number ( greater than, less than, equal to)

view different graph formats and interpret them (pictograph)

use rounding up to estimate numbers up to the nearest 10s in real life context

use the language of addition and subtraction, for example add, take away, plus, minus, sum, difference, addend, Subtrahend, minuend

model addition and subtraction of whole numbers (till 999, addition with and without regrouping and subtraction without regrouping only)

develop strategies for memorizing addition and subtraction facts (up to 10)

describe mental and written strategies for adding and subtracting two digit numbers and beyond in real-life situations

use mental and written strategies for adding and subtracting two digit numbers and beyond in real-life situations

select an appropriate method for solving word problems involving addition and subtraction (up to 999)

use strategies to evaluate the reasonableness of answers (inverse relationship between addition and subtraction)

understand the commutative property of addition

identify the additive identity (24+0=24)


Oral - Listening and Speaking

Visual - Viewing and Presenting

Written Language - Reading

Written Language - Writing

memorize and join in with poems, rhymes and songs

observe and discuss illustrations in picture books and simple reference books, commenting on the information being conveyed

distinguish between pictures and written text, for example, can point to a picture when asked

show an awareness of sound–symbol relationships and begin to recognize the way that some familiar sounds can be recorded

listen to and enjoy stories read aloud; show understanding by responding in oral, written or visual form

relate to different contexts presented in visual texts according to their own experiences, for example, “That looks like my uncle’s farm.”

join in with chants, poems, songs, word games and clapping games, gaining familiarity with the sounds and patterns of the language of instruction.

use their own experience as a stimulus when drawing and “writing”

listen and respond in small or large groups for increasing periods of time

use body language to communicate and to convey understanding, for example, pointing, gesturing, facial expressions

talk about the stories, writing, pictures and models they have created

understand simple questions and respond with actions or words.

use language to address their needs, express feelings and opinions

use grammatical rules of the language(s) of instruction (learners may overgeneralize at this stage).

retell familiar stories in sequences

Arts - Visual Arts



describe what they notice about an artwork

select tools, materials and processes for specific purposes

identify the materials and processes used in the creation of an artwork. (Integrated in UOI HWEO)

demonstrate control of tools,materials and processes

identify the formal elements of an artwork

realize that their artwork has meaning

combine a variety of formal elements to communicate Ideas,feeling,and/or experiences

take responsibility for the care of tools and materials

take responsibility for their own and others’ safety in the working environment

participate in individual and collaborative creative experiences.

Arts - Drama



talk about ideas and feelings in response to dramatic performances

develop the ability to cooperate and communicate with others in drama

display audience etiquette and appropriate responses

describe the dynamic connections between the audience and performer

discuss and explain the way ideas, feelings and experiences can be communicated through stories and performance

respond to dramatic ideas through spoken, visual, auditory and kinesthetic mediums

Arts - Music



sing individually and in unison

sing with accuracy and control focusing awareness on the musical elements

describe the differences in music

reflect on and communicate their reactions to music using musical vocabulary

Arts - Dance



show curiosity about live and recorded dance performances

respond to word, rhythm and/or music through movements

describe the ideas and feelings communicated through body movements (Integrated with STP)

use stimulus materials to extend the body and enhance body movements such as streamers, scarves, props and costumes.

display audience etiquette and appropriate responses such as watching, listening and responding to favourite parts of the performance

work individually or in groups with trust and confidence

respond to dance through spoken, written, visual and/or kinesthetic mediums.

explore the dynamic flow of body movements such as fast, slow, big, small, strong, smooth, sharp, tension and relaxation

recognize a theme of a dance and communicate their personal interpretation.

identify dance components such as rhythm and use of space in their own and others' dance creations



describe some physical and personal characteristics and personal preferences.

talk about similarities and differences between themselves and others.

recognize personal qualities, strengths and limitations.

reflect on their experiences in order to build a deeper understanding of self.

willingly approach and persevere with new situations..

Active Living

communicate their understanding of the need for good hygiene practices.

use and adapt basic movement skills (gross and fine motor) in a variety of activities.

recognize that acting upon instructions and being aware of others helps to ensure safety.

explore and reflect on the changing capabilities of the human body.


cooperate with others.

value interacting, playing and learning with others.

seek adult support in situations of conflict.