Grade 4 - January 11 / 2019


  • Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Please help remind your children to bring all their materials back to school. Black dress shoes and gym shoes should be kept here daily.

  • Monday January 14th - Field trip to the Gardiner Museum. Please remember to bring a packed lunch and extra snacks for the day. Students on the meal programme will receive a packed lunch from the cafeteria. All students need to bring a water bottle.



This past week we started a new unit in measurement. Students will be exploring the different units of measurement, converting units and measuring objects accurately.


Next week we will begin to learn about and write poetry. Also, the students have selected a new novel to read independently, for which they will create a summary on our classes “Recommended Reading” slide deck.


We have started to explore the scientific principles of sound. Next week, we will have a special visit from Juliana Agostino, a York School science teacher at 1320. She will be leading both classes through some exciting sound experiments. We will also begin to look at how technological innovations involving light and sound impact the environment.


In PHE, the students have started off the year with building on their volleyball skills. We have been playing volleyball-like games and going through specific skills such as ready position, volleying, and bumping. We will continue this for another week to allow for lots of practice.


This week in Art, the Grade 4s learned how they can use line to make drawing look 3D. They drew straight, curved, and zigzag lines which together make their piece look like an optical illusion.



Our next contest will be taking place Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM in the cafeteria. Students will be reminded to bring Chromebooks to the cafeteria for the contest.

The next interactive question will be the Tower of Hanoi. This can be accessed on the Games/History page. It will not be accessible one day before the contest but not during the 2 contest days.  

There will also be a history question about Rene Descartes. Information about Descartes can be found on the history page. For Grade 3 and 4 students it will be enough to read and know the first few sentences.


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

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