Elementary Division
Grades 1 - 6

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Elementary School Subjects

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How do we work in the class?

Individual work

Group work

Extracurricular materials


How do we follow up the results?

Individual work in class

Homework

Quizzes and Tests

Examination

Elementary School Featured Subjects Overview

 English 


The English course will cover key topics, with a focus on grammar and appropriate writing style. Word origin and structure will be the main topic for the first term, helping students see the building blocks of meaning. Sentence structure, syntax and logic will be the main focus for the second term, with particular attention toward correct verb usage. Writing voice and style conventions will be covered in the final term, allowing the students to create original writing with better skills and more confidence. 


Literacy development is the goal of English language curriculum. Literacy learning is a communal project and the teaching of literacy skills is embedded across the curriculum. 


However, it is the language curriculum that is dedicated to instruction in the areas of knowledge and skills – listening and speaking, reading, writing, and viewing and representing – on which literacy is based. 

• Students will read various texts to promote a keen interest in literature. They will utilize language to express creativity, learning and reflection. 

• In accordance with the holistic philosophy, language will be used to further develop personal growth and social interaction. 

• Topics under consideration are fairy tales, myths, idioms, business vocabulary

• Each unit will contain a listening, speaking, reading and writing component. 

 French


Erudite School offers extended French program starting from JK.

French will be taught daily and will be enhanced with French extra-curricular activities / workshops.
 
Our students will have an ample opportunity to practice their newly acquired language skills with an array of engaging and age-appropriate activities. 


In Erudite School's Extended French Programme, the students will:

• Develop a solid foundation in grammar,

• Build a rich and broad vocabulary,

• Acquire written and oral communication and comprehension skills.


Students will have the opportunity to progress through grade-related Math, Science, History and Geography topics in French.

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 Mathematics


Here is a striking figure. Only 61% of elementary school students in Ontario were at or above the provincial standard for Math in the 2017-2018 school year. 

Our goal at  Erudite School is to follow the Ontario curriculum and to enrich it with assorted mathematical activities:

- mental math
- speed math
- word problems
- mathematical reasoning tasks
- critical thinking tasks
- tasks from tests for the Gifted
- problems from International Math contests

Each class in the elementary division has five to six hours of Math per week.

We believe that the best way to learn Math is by solving various problems.  When students discover something on their own, they understand it much better. 

We prepare students for several Math Contests that benefit both participants and non-participants in the contests. 

At Erudite School, we have Math inspired crafts which develop the students' spatial skills. Spatial aptitude tests are a considerable part of many specialized tests (eg. tests for the Gifted, SSAT, among others) so it is crucial to develop these skills early.

During the lessons, the children work on the development of critical thinking; reasoning, classifications, developing computational thinking, working with sequences, developing and following algorithms. Materials from the Gifted test preparations are utilized. 

Science.  Physics

The general purpose of the programme: 

1. Acquisition of knowledge about the fundamental physics laws and principles that underlie the modern physics picture of the world;
2. Intellectual development of interests and creative abilities in the process of knowledge and skills in physics using various sources of information and modern information technologies;
3. Learning to apply knowledge of physics to explain various physical phenomena and properties of materials, practical use of physics knowledge;
4. The skills to evaluate the accuracy of the data of natural science;
5. The utilization of knowledge and skills to solve practical problems of everyday life, safety of his/her own life, environmental management and environmental protection, a sense of responsibility for environmental protection;
6. Belief in the possibility of raising the knowledge of the laws of nature; 
7. The need for cooperation in joint tasks, respect for another’s opinion when discussing the problems of natural science content.

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 Science. Biology

The core topics will correspond to the provincial curriculum; however, more emphasis will be put on the use of mathematical methods in problem-solving and hands-on activities. 

Experimental work will be included in variety of forms; simple lab experiments, field trips, videos, etc.  


We have studied in 1st term three Kingdoms: Bacteria, Archaea and Protists
We have discussed their cells and organelles, linking specific structures to their adaptive values. 
We have studied evidence that suggests how the eukaryotic cell evolved from its prokaryotic ancestor
We have learned about important roles microorganisms and algae play in ecosystems and how humans use them. 
In the winter and spring semester, we are going to elaborate on the structure and equilibrium of ecosystems. We'll study how essential elements are cycled between the biota and abiota and how each segment of the ecosystem, including humans, can disturb the equilibrium.


For example...

Ecosystems. What elements do we need? What is CO2 and why is it important to have it? What are the consequences of having too much or too little of it? What is the outcome of the global climate change?

Drama Classes - The Erudite Private School Toronto

Drama
Our drama program features a range of theater styles including shadow and puppet theaters, mimicry, improvisational acting and traditional plays. 

Students will explore expression through game and activities as well as more serious productions for the school concerts. Instruction will focus on depth and sincerity of expressed emotion as well as concentration and teamwork.

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 Physical Education 

Students will experience a variety of activity both indoors and outdoors. We will be playing a variety of team-building games and coordination activities in the fall, followed by outdoor skating in the winter and track and field sports in the spring. 

The purpose of our lessons is to promote the harmonious development of personality, to ensure the implementation of creative and motor capacities, to improve health and to instill the skills of a healthy lifestyle. 

School Calendar 2019-20

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