Elementary Department: Curriculum
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The Curriculum
  Learning Areas Time Allotment (In Minutes)

Kinder

Prep

  I

II

III

IV

V

VI

  Christian Living

30

30

40

40

40

40

40

40

  Language & Spelling

30

30

40

40

40

40

40

40

  Reading & Phonics   

30

30

40

40

40

40

40

40

  Mathematics

30

30

60

60

60

60

60

60

  Science & Health

        -     

   -    

40

40

40

40

40

40

  Filipino

30

30

40

40

40

40

40

40

  Makabayan

    - Sibika / Hekasi

       -

  -     

40

40

40

40

40

40

    - H.E.L.E.

       -      

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40

40

40

    - M.A.P.E.              

30

30

40

40

40

40

40

40

  Computer                  

               

60

60

60

60

60

60

60


 Subject Descriptions

Christian Living/ G.M.R.C.
This learning area deals with the study of man’s relationship with God and neighbor: his role, duties and responsibilities, his freedom and limitations as an intelligent human being created by God and endowed with grace. It also deals with the growth and maturity in faith within a Christian community of Filipino followers of Christ striving for the realization of God’s kingdom.

G.M.R.C. which stands for Good Manners and Right Conduct deals with lessons that contribute to character formation and wholesome personality development specifically, the development of health habits, moral and spiritual values, love of country, and concern for one’s fellowmen.

Language & Spelling
This subject area deals with the development of pupils’ competencies in oral and written communication using the English language by making use of actual communication situations that require the application of correct expressions and grammatical structures.

Reading & Phonics
This area provides for the development of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking in English. Listening competency includes auditory discrimination and comprehension; speaking includes correct pronunciation and the use of idiomatic expressions; reading includes vocabulary development, recognition, comprehension, and study skills; and writing includes creative composition and mechanics.

Mathematics
This area includes a study of the four fundamental operations, fractions, metric and local measurements, the use of money and their application to practical problems based on real-life situations. It also includes the conceptualization on the meaning of ratio and proportion, angles, plane and spatial figures, as well as the interpretation of scales, maps, and graphs.

Filipino
This area provides for the development of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using the Filipino language.

Science & Health
This subject area which is offered in Grades I to VI aims to help the pupil gain a functional understanding of science concepts and principles, linked with real-life situations, acquire science skills as well as scientific attitudes and values needed in solving everyday problems pertaining to health and sanitation, nutrition, food production, and the environment and its conservation.

Sibika at Kultura
This learning area which is offered in Grades I to III deals with the study of the relationship of man to society and government; his role, duties and responsibilities, rights and privileges as a citizen of his country and the world. It also deals with the development of moral and spiritual values, pride in one’s cultural heritage, proper nutrition, desirable health habits, and creative self-expression through Music, Arts, and Physical Education. In Grade III, the content is expanded to include History, Geography and Work Ethics which develop the pupil’s awareness in the world of work, in the home and community.

Heograpiya, Kasaysayan, at Sibika
This subject area which is offered in Grades IV to VI is a learning package that deals with the study of the evolution of human society with the individual as the central figure in this process of evolution; i.e., how people, ideas, and events in the past helped shape the present and how man manages the present in order to attain a desired future; and since man is the central figure of this evolution, he must strive to develop his human potentials in order for him to live effectively in his physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment.

History, as a component of this learning package, provides a time continuum of people, problems, and achievements, ideas and events in the past that have influenced the present; of changes and modifications in the structure of society brought about by the emergence of new, more, and varied opportunities and benefits for the development of human potentials and of the intervention programs of the present society designed to attain a desired future.



Geography provides a spatial perspective of man’s physical and socio-economic environment and his ways of adapting to and managing it. It includes physical features such as land and water forms, climate, flora and fauna, location, altitude, directions, demography and adaptation, utilization, conservation and improvement.

Civics deals with the relationship of man and government, his role, duties, and responsibilities, and his rights and privileges as a citizen. Together with History and Geography, it provides many and varied experiences in which the learner develops feelings of pride, identity, and loyalty to the country and nation transcending his pride and identity with loyalty to his family, tribe, or region. ^Top

Home Economic and Livelihood Education
This area focuses on the development of responsible and worthy home membership that will lead the strengthening of the family. The activities emphasize the development of desirable work attitudes, and basic work skills and habits through learning situations relevant to everyday chores at home, school, and community, and the production of useful articles.

Arts and Physical Education
This learning area involves Music, Art, and Physical Education. The activities are geared towards the development of the pupil’s abilities to express his feelings, ideas, and imagination through creative activities and projects intended to develop his awareness in the appreciation of our indigenous and contemporary arts. Here, situations are provided for the pupil to translate what he has learned into his work, play, and recreational activites.

Computer Literacy
This subject offering is an answer to the highly technological demands of the times, as each pupil is made to be aware of and develop basic skills in the use of computers not only in his daily life but also as a tool or an aid to learning in the different subject areas.