Grade 4 - November 2 / 2018


  • Map Quiz Monday November 5th - Labelling the provinces and territories of Canada

  • Spelling Quiz - November 8th


Math - Number Sense and Numeration

Continuing with our unit on Number Sense, we will introduce multiplication next week. We will begin with single digit multiplication, using a variety of strategies. You can support your child by practicing the times tables (up to 9x9) with them at home. Also, the students may use sections D1, D2 on IXL to support their learning


Next week, we will continue to practice our spelling patterns in our small groups. Please help your child to identify the spelling pattern for his/her word list. The students will be expected to apply their knowledge of the spelling pattern by sorting new words as part of the spelling quiz.

The students will practice their recounting skills by writing about our trip to Norval. They will be encouraged to summarize the highlights of the trip, use transition words and sequence their ideas in proper order.

Please encourage your child to bring a book to read daily during DEAR.

Unit of Inquiry

We had a great time at Norva! Students spent the day exploring the outdoors, orienteering, brushing up on the knowledge of Canada and launching their ‘Paddle to the Sea’ boats into the Credit River. Next week we will unpack our final line of inquiry, ‘Balancing human needs and wants with environmental stewardship.


This week in Art, the Grade 4’s looked at cameras throughout history. Students then chose a camera to draw and created a detailed line drawing. They practised drawing what they see.

Finally, students glued their drawing to a painted background. The Art room is always looking for recycled materials for building projects. This includes shoe boxes, egg cartons, paper towel rolls and so much more!


In PSE, we have continued to learn the steps of the Blueprint to help understand multiple perspectives, build the skills of empathy, and resolve conflicts. In one of the Blueprint steps, students practiced making “repairs.” A repair can include an verbal apology and an action. Students brainstormed different repair actions, such as give a hug, check to see if the person is okay, fix something that was broken, or ask the person to join in a game. We also discussed how repairs require people to be their “best selves” and so timing is important. When we are our best selves we are able to make a sincere repair and forgive with an open heart.


Don’t forget to register your child in one of our Junior School Athletic Programs that are being offered for the winter term Check out our Gladiator Athletic Development Programme where we offer alternative sports!

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If you have registered your child for the Athlete Institute for the High Performance basketball led by led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse please note there has been a change in dates due the gym being used for the Drama Production. Sessions originally scheduled for Friday, November 30th to Sunday December 2nd have been moved to Friday January 11th to Sunday January 13th. An email will be sent out as well for a friendly reminder but the session details will remain the same and will be changed on the google form that can access here.


Our next contest will be taking place Wednesday November 14th, 2018 at 8:30 AM in the cafeteria.

The next interactive question will be the DOTS game. This can be accessed on our Games/History page. It will not be accessible one day before the contest and not during the 2 contest days because the web site can be used to solve the contest question and because when some parts of the world still have Tuesday, other parts have already Wednesday, i.e. contest day.

Students are welcomed to practice at home! If you have any questions, please contact

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Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

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