Grade 1



Within the 1st grade classroom, students will be immersed in reading stories, sentences and words. This will build their reading skills and understanding of concepts of print. The 1st grade students will be reading grade level material which will build their reading comprehension skills and they will be able to respond to who, what, when, where and how questions. Within the classroom, the students will be introduced to stories and will be able to identify and describe the elements of the plot, setting and characters as well as identifying the beginning, middle and end. Through activities, instructional material and teaching instruction 1st graders will build their sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling skills. Students in the 1st grade classroom will be building their oral communication skills by listening and responding appropriately to questions or ideas within the classroom discussions. 9g0ao2w1


In the first grade classroom, students will learn and use the concept of ones and tens in the place value number system. Students add and subtract small numbers with ease. They measure with simple units and locate objects in space. They describe data and analyze and solve simple problems. The 1st grade students will be learning algebra and functions, measurement and geometry, mathematical reasoning and solving mathematical word problems.


Within the 1st grade classroom, students will be learning that materials come in different forms (states) including solids, liquids and gases. Students will understand how different forms are created by including hands on activities such as melting ice, freezing water and boiling water. The 1st grade students will be learning about the weather and how it changes daily. They will measure weather conditions and record changes from day to day and across the different seasons. 9g0ao2w2

Social Studies :

Students in grade one continue a more detailed treatment of the broad concepts of rights and responsibilities in the contemporary world. The classroom serves as a society in which decisions are made with respect for individual responsibility, for other people, and for the rules by which we all must live: fair play, good sportsmanship, and respect for the rights and opinions of others. 9g0ao2w3


At Buds, it is essential to incorporate the Thai culture and traditions. The 1st grade students will be introduced to the basic foundations of Thai culture. The students will learn the Thai language and structure by learning the Thai alphabet in a positive and fun environment.

Arts and Crafts:

The arts and crafts class has a wide selection of coloring tools, paints, brushes, play dough and other creative materials for the 1st grade classroom to explore and express themselves artistically. The 1st grade students will also work in creating flat, two - dimensional formats; create three-dimensional works of art, using texture and color. The students will also learn the elements of art, such as line, color, shape and texture, students describe a variety of subject matter in works of art.

News, Events and Field Trips:

In December we had our end of Semester 1 field trip. All of our students enjoyed a fun and relaxed day of activities and games. On three separate days we took the nursery, the kindergarten-Preschool to the Phuket Zoo. The Primary school visited the Botanical Gardens. A good time was had by all. Check out the gallery for photos of the trips. On December 23rd we had our annual Christmas Party, Santa came to visit and had a gift for everyone. Thanks to everyone who joined us! We are very excited to announce that Buds has officially obtained a licence for the Primary School which means we can now offer student visas. Please contact the office for more details. As always we are continuing to improve our facilities with new books, playground equipment and toys. Be sure to like Buds International School on Facebook for more recent news and updates!

Primary School Curriculum:

We have made a major change and upgrade to our primary school curriculum. We have adopted the internationally top rated, “Common Core Curriculum Standards,” and have been using the modern textbooks that have been specifically developed for this standard. This has enabled us to provide a clear and consistent curriculum throughout the entire school at BUDS to ensure that all of our students are learning and progressing at a standardized rate that is recognized as being elite on an international level.

Sports classes:

We continue to offer swimming classes to all our students in the Kindergarten and Primary School. Since Phuket is an island and the culture is very aquatically based, we believe that teaching our children about water safety and progressing their ability to swim is very valuable and important. These lessons also help introduce our students into the world of sports which helps lay the foundation for a healthy and active lifestyle in the future. facebook