Eight Reasons Why Your Child Would Be Happy In Our Kindergarten Programme
1. Children learn best through playing.
By engaging in games, children begin to read, count, sort and use patterns. At the ages of four and five, the primary educational focus is play-based at Erudite School.
2. Morning is the best time for academic subjects.
Our mornings are set aside for English and French, Reading and Writing along with Math and Science.
3. Circle Time is a fun way to engage students into discussions.
During Circle Time each day, our students participate in group discussions related to the topics they have learned.
4. The time spent outside is an important part of the daily schedule.
A conveniently located park is our source of daily adventures. Our students enjoy fresh air, good company and the playground.
5. Hot nutritious lunches are available to order.
Our students have the opportunity to enjoy a hot two-course lunch (main meal) if ordered through Full Cup Catering. It has been our wonderful culinary partner for four years. All of the food is prepared from scratch to provide tasty and fresh food for our students. Children are welcome to bring their own lunches, if they wish. We have a kitchen in the school that is equipped with a fridge. For hot food, children must bring thermoses from home.
6. There is a designated nap time after lunch.
After the lunch break, you may hear a lullaby or a piano gently playing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars" to the youngest students of our school. Our kindergarten class has the opportunity to nap in a secluded, shaded area in our school.
7. Each child has an Individual Learning Map.
After rest time, the children have an opportunity to play with their friends. This grants teachers the opportunity to work with children individually in a programme based on individual needs.
8. Sports and Art are the closing acts of the day.
The children finish their days with either Sports or Arts. They sing, paint, play musical instruments, participate in drama among other activities.
Grades 1 - 6
Elementary School Subjects
- Languages (English, French, Russian)
- Computer Science
- Social Studies
- World History
- Physical Education
- Visual Arts
- Music and Drama
- Individual work
- Group work
- Extracurricular materials
- Individual work in class
- Quizzes and Tests
Elementary School Featured Subjects Overview
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.
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.
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.
The general purpose of the programme:
- Acquisition of knowledge about the fundamental physics laws and principles that underlie the modern physics picture of the world;
- 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;
- Learning to apply knowledge of physics to explain various physical phenomena and properties of materials, practical use of physics knowledge;
- The skills to evaluate the accuracy of the data of natural science;
- 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;
- Belief in the possibility of raising the knowledge of the laws of nature;
- The need for cooperation in joint tasks, respect for another’s opinion when discussing the problems of natural science content.
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.
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.
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.
English, French, Russian.
- Math and Logic
- Physical Education
- Music and Drama
- Visual Arts