ENGLISH

LITERACY & ME (GRADES 1-3)
Students in Grades 1-3 will use their existing knowledge and skills to build a strong language foundation. Children will learn the language skills and strategies of oral communication, reading comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, and language structure.
STORY TELLERS (GRADES 4-6)

Students will blossom into creative storytellers by expanding on their existing language skills in reading comprehension, oral communication, and listening  strategies. By exploring multiple perspectives, students will learn how to appreciate the viewpoints of others. By applying their life experiences, students become more connected to their stories and learning becomes more personal and fun!

INDEPENDENT THINKERS (GRADES 7-8)
Students in Grades 7 & 8 will explore various ideas and expression of opinions. They will learn how to write and communicate about topics of personal interest. Building on existing skills, students will learn how to effectively communicate information and ideas for diverse purposes and audiences.

MATHEMATICS

MATH & ME (GRADES 1 - 3)
Students will build a strong mathematical foundation by being introduced to the five major strands of the Ontario math curriculum. They will learn how to add, subtract, tell time, count money, and sort and classify shapes and figures.
STEPPING UP! - (GRADES 4-6)
Students will build on their existing knowledge in math by solving basic multiplication and division problems, examining areas of rectangles and parallelograms, and exploring fractions, money, decimals, and integers.
MASTERMINDS - (GRADE 7 & 8)
Students in Grades 7-8 will be analyzing more complex data, examining geometric relationships, modelling linear relationships graphically and algebraically, and mastering fractions, integers, and exponents.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Fresh Investigator (GRADES 1 - 3)
Students will work on creating and expanding their knowledge of Understanding Life Systems, Structures and Mechanisms, Matter and Energy and lastly, Earth and Space Systems. They will be examining the needs and Characteristics of Living Things and habitats, Strong and Stable Structures Forces Causing Movement, Pulleys and Gears and Qualities of Air, Soil and Water in the Environment.
Jr. Researcher - (GRADES 4-6)
Students will build on their existing knowledge in science strands of the Ontario Curriculum, by examining and investigating some of the following areas: Habitats and Communities; Human Organ Systems; Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms; Flight; Properties of and Changes in Matter; Electricity and Electrical Devices; Rocks and Minerals and Conservation of Energy and Resources.
Master Researcher- (GRADE 7 & 8)
Students in Grades 7-8 will be analyzing more complex data and concepts such as; Interactions in the Environment, Cells, Pure Substances and Mixtures, Heat in the Environment, Waterways and Systems in action and Fluids.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Me and My World (GRADES 1 - 3)
Students will examine various roles, relationships, and responsibilities, how and why these may change, and how they are connected to one’s identity, culture, and sense of self. They will develop their appreciation of the need to treat all people, as well as the built and natural environment, responsibly and with respect. During these grades, students will develop their understanding of their local community and begin to examine the global community. Students will explore a variety of traditions within their families and their local communities, developing an understanding of how these traditions contribute to and enrich their own community and Canadian society. Lastly, students will explore what life was like for different groups of people during that time period and will compare the lives of these people to those of present-day Canadians.
History Mystery - (GRADES 4-6)

Following the social studies curriculum, students will develop their understanding of how we study the past, as they use various methods to examine social organization, daily life, and the relationship with the environment in different societies that existed to 1500 CE. Learning about key characteristics of various Indigenous nations and European settlers and examining the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada, as well as, how they have contributed to the development of identities in Canada.

HISTORY

Sr. Historian- (GRADE 7 & 8)
In the History strand, students will examine social, political, economic, and legal changes in Canada between 1713 and 1850. They will be introduced to the historical inquiry process and will apply it to investigate different perspectives on issues in eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Canada. Examination of how social, political, economic, and legal changes in Canada between 1850 and 1914 affected different individuals, groups, and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, in an increasingly diverse and regionally distinct nation.

FRENCH

Apprenant Français - (GRADE 1-8)
Students will demonstrate an understanding of information in oral French texts about aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of French sociolinguistic conventions used in a variety of situations and communities.

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