GRADE 1

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 100; representing and ordering whole numbers to 50; establishing the conservation of number; representing money amounts to 20¢; decomposing and com- posing numbers to 20; establishing a one-to-one correspondence when counting the elements in a set; counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s; adding and subtracting numbers to 20

Measurement: measuring using non-standard units; telling time to the nearest half-hour; developing a sense of area; comparing objects using measurable attributes; comparing objects using non-standard units; investigating the relationship between the size of a unit and the number of units needed to measure the length of an object

Geometry and Spatial Sense: sorting and classifying two-dimensional shapes and three- dimensional figures by attributes; recognizing symmetry; relating shapes to other shapes, to designs, and to figures; describing location using positional language

Patterning and Algebra: creating and extending repeating patterns involving one attribute; introducing the concept of equality using only concrete materials

Data Management and Probability: organizing objects into categories using one attribute; collecting and organizing categorical data; reading and displaying data using concrete graphs and pictographs; describing the likelihood that an event will occur

Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
Understanding Matter and Energy: Energy in Our Lives
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Daily and Seasonal Changes

GRADE 2

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 100; representing money amounts to 100¢; decomposing and composing two-digit numbers; investigating fractions of a whole; counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 25’s; adding and subtracting two-digit numbers in a variety of ways; relating equal-sized groups to multiplication and relating sharing equally to division.

Measurement: measuring length using centimetres and metres; telling time to the nearest quarter-hour; measuring perimeter, area, mass, and capacity using non-standard units; describing and establishing temperature change; choosing personal referents for the centimetre and the metre; comparing the mass and capacity of objects using non-standard units; relating days to weeks and months to years.

Geometry and Spatial Sense: distinguishing between attributes that are geometric properties and attributes that are not geometric properties; classifying two-dimensional shapes by geometric properties (number of sides and vertices); classifying three-dimensional figures by geometric properties (number and shape of faces); locating a line of symmetry; composing and decomposing shapes; describing relative locations and paths of motion.

Patterning and Algebra: identifying and describing repeating patterns and growing and shrinking patterns; developing the concept of equality using the addition and subtraction of numbers to 18 and the equal sign; using the commutative property and the property of zero in addition to facilitate computation.

Data Management and Probability: organizing objects into categories using two attributes; collecting and organizing categorical and discrete data; reading and displaying data using line plots and simple bar graphs; describing probability, in simple games and experiments, as the likelihood that an event will occur

Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Movement
Understanding Matter and Energy: Properties of Liquids and Solids
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Air and Water in the Environment

GRADE 3

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 1000; representing money amounts to $10; decomposing and composing three-digit numbers; investigating fractions of a set; counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 25’s, and 100’s; adding and subtracting three-digit numbers in a variety of ways; relating one-digit multiplication, and division by one-digit divisors, to real-life situations

Measurement: measuring distance using kilometres; telling time to the nearest 5 minutes; identifying temperature benchmarks; measuring perimeter using standard units; measuring mass in kilograms and capacity in litres; measuring area using grid paper; comparing the length, mass, and capacity of objects using standard units; relating minutes to hours, hours to days, days to weeks, and weeks to years

Geometry and Spatial Sense: using a reference tool to identify right angles and to compare angles with a right angle; classifying two-dimensional shapes by geometric properties (number of sides and angles); classifying three-dimensional figures by geometric properties (number of faces, edges, and vertices); relating different types of quadrilaterals; naming prisms and pyramids; identifying congruent shapes; describing movement on a grid map; recognizing transformations

Patterning and Algebra: creating and extending growing and shrinking patterns; representing geometric patterns with a number sequence, a number line, and a bar graph; determining the missing numbers in equations involving addition and subtraction of one- and two-digit numbers; investigating the properties of zero and one in multiplication

Data Management and Probability: organizing objects into categories using two or more attributes; collecting and organizing categorical and discrete data; reading and displaying data using vertical and horizontal bar graphs; understanding mode; predicting the frequency of an outcome; relating fair games to equally likely events

Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Movement
Understanding Matter and Energy: Properties of Liquids and Solids
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Air and Water in the Environment

GRADE 4

ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

READING

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning
  • Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning.
  • Use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

WRITING

  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
  • Use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

MEDIA LITERACY

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts.
  • Identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning.
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques.
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.
Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 10 000; representing money amounts to $100; developing the concept of place value to tenths; representing and comparing fractions using fractional notation; adding and subtracting three-digit numbers in a variety of ways; multiplying and dividing two-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers; relating halves, fifths, and tenths to decimals

Measurement: measuring length using millimetres; measuring time intervals to the nearest minute; determining elapsed time; measuring mass in grams and capacity in millilitres; measuring volume using concrete materials; determining area and perimeter relationships for rectangles; comparing the mass and capacity of objects using standard units; relating years to decades and decades to centuries

Geometry and Spatial Sense: identifying geometric properties of parallelograms; classifying two-dimensional shapes by geometric properties (number of sides, angles, and symmetry); identifying a straight angle, a right angle, and half a right angle; classifying prisms and pyramids by geometric properties; constructing three-dimensional figures in a variety of ways; describing location using a grid system; performing and describing reflections

Patterning and Algebra: relating the term and the term number in a numeric sequence; generating patterns that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and reflections; determining the missing numbers in equations involving multiplication of one- and two-digit numbers; using the commutative and distributive properties to facilitate computation

Data Management and Probability: collecting and organizing discrete data; reading and displaying data using stem-and-leaf plots and double bar graphs; understanding median; com- paring two related sets of data; predicting the frequency of an outcome; investigating how the number of repetitions of a probability experiment affects the conclusion drawn

Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities
Understanding Structures and Mechanism: Pulleys and Gears
Understanding Matter and Energy: Light and Sound
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Rocks and Minerals