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Grade 1


What your child is learning

Students learn by watching and doing. Through inquiry and problem solving, they discover the environment in which they live and play, and their role in it. In Grade 1 Science, your child will explore colours, how they can be mixed and how they can be transferred to different materials, and they’ll explore the pattern of seasons, how the five senses are used to gather information and what plants and animals need in order to live and grow.  Your child will recognize the components that make up objects, and they’ll problem solve, using common materials, to build their own objects. Want to know more about Grade 1 Science? Refer to the program of studies.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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