Homework: Students are expected to use class time efficiently to complete their assignments.
- Use their school planners to make note of any assignments, including finishing classwork, upcoming projects, tests, and quizzes.
- We will check the planners randomly throughout the week to ensure that the planner is being used and that the student is developing good work habits.
- Homework may be assigned Monday through Thursday.
- Students use a TO AND FROM folder to house their homework.
- Students will have the flexibility of using weekends to work on long term assignments if they choose to do so.
- A homework slip policy will be used in order to inform parents of any late or missing work. These will be stapled into your child’s planner and we ask that you sign the slip and send it back with your child’s completed work.
School wide theme : “What Do You Want of Me Lord?”
Chastity Education is taught in the context of the “Theology of the Body” which encompasses Religion and Health and Career Education learning outcomes. A Grade 6 Parent Evening about Chastity and Health Education will be held at some point during the year (date TBA).
Language Arts is a skill based program which integrates the various strands of language with Literature, Social Studies, Religion, Math, and Science based content. The major components are:
- Oral expression and listening skills
- Reading vocabulary, comprehension skills, as well as higher thinking strategies to be developed from the study of short stories, novels, speeches, poetry and factual articles representative of a variety of genres. The program forms the basis of daily oral language, reading, and writing skill based lessons.
- Spelling and grammar – formal lessons as well as the application to daily written work
- Appreciation of quality literature from a variety of authors
- Written language – ongoing writing “workshops” to create prose, poetry, and other writing pieces for various purposes and audiences.
- Self-directed learning and inquiry skills à using various primary and secondary sources in both print and online media.
Students will learn the following strands of math:
- Number operations and number concepts
- Patterns, relations, and Algebra
- Shape and space measurement and transformation
- Statistics and Probability
- Financial literacy
MATH DRILLs - https://www.math-drills.com
IXL Math - https://ca.ixl.com
Components of the program include:
- The influence of media on our understanding of local, national, or international current events and issues
- The urbanization and migration of people
- The need for international co-operation to solve global problems
- Economic causes of poverty, inequality, and subsequent conflict
- Systems of government and their response to human rights and freedoms
- Economic policies and resource management including the effect on indigenous people
- Map and globe skills – provincial, national and international geography
Topics covered are:
- Processes and skills of Science – the Scientific Method
- Basic structures and functions of body systems: musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems
- Heterogenous mixtures
- Motion, force and gravity
- Space – scale, structure, and age of the universe; components of our solar system
Career Education: (Much of which is integrated throughout all areas of the curriculum)
- attitudes toward careers are influenced by self-identity, peers, family, and community
- personal digital identity forms part of our public identity
- practising respectful, ethical, and inclusive behaviour prepares us for expectations in the workplace
- leadership represents good planning, goal setting, and collaboration
- safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules
- new experiences expand our career skill set and options
Applied Skills and Technology: Much of this is integrated throughout various areas in the curriculum, and specifically in:
- computational thinking
- computers and communications devices
- digital literacy / internet safety
- math and geometry connections
- media art, Socials and Language Arts
- Field Trips – TBA
- Grade 6 families are responsible for the Parish Confirmation Reception in May as well as the Grade 7 Farewell Evening Reception at the end of June. Both of these events have procedures which will be provided prior to the events. You and your families will be the recipients of this hospitality for your children next year.