Grade 4 - May 24/ 2019


Reminders for Camp George:

  • Thursday, May 30th - We will be leaving from 1639 Yonge Street at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at the school around 7:15 a.m.

  • Friday, May 31st - We will be returning at approximately 3:30 p.m. to 1639 Yonge Street

  • You can find a copy of the Packing List here


  • Please help us enforce our ‘No Slime’ policy (and generally, no toys policy). It has become a major distraction in the classroom and out in the hallways between transitions

  • Please continue to check out your child’s Seesaw account



Next week, we will begin our unit on Patterning and Algebra. The students will learn about how to identify and create growing, shrinking and repeating patterns. They will learn how to describe patterns using the pattern rule.

IXL Sections to support:

  • Patterns and Sequences - Section J


Students will complete their persuasive writing and have an opportunity to read their work aloud to the class. As a reminder the students Lit Circle reading and comprehension work is due on Wednesday, May 29th.


We have begun to explore how “Geological resources are finite and require responsible use to ensure sustainability.” Last week, the students enjoyed investigating different rocks and minerals, and next week they will dig deeper into learning about the rock cycle, types of geological resources, and the effects of mining. There are some great videos on BrainPop, if your child would like to extend his or her learning at home.


This week in PHE, students learned about the effects smoking has on the body and discussed the harmful substances found in tobacco products. Students participated in collaborative and productive conversations about this topic and came up with many insightful questions.


Last week, the Grade 4 students planted their ceramic pots with either an herb or vegetable seed. We are watching and watering carefully, waiting to see our seeds germinate!


In French, students have been focusing on our new play “Chat Angora”. This week in class, students have been practicing their lines and working on tricky pronunciation. We have been building our comprehension of the play and learning the new vocabulary. We are also working on answering questions about the play's events in full sentences orally. Students are expected to have learned some of their lines and have a better understanding of the play and the events. Students are able to access “Chat Angora” on the AIM Portal for at home and are encouraged to log in for at least 10 mins a day to practice their lines and explore the portal.

How to login:

Ex. John Smith = jsmith27

  • Password: grade4


In Music, students continue to rehearse their chosen piece from Jukebox Time Machine. In this piece, students will be featured in a small group performance in addition to the three pieces chosen as full G4 performances. Students are welcome to add ukulele, piano, guitar or any other instrument they would like to perform in addition to singing the vocal part.


A gentle reminder that Before Care does NOT start until 7:30 AM.  There is no supervision before that time.

Looking Ahead

Track and Field Day

On Thursday, June 6th we have our Track and Field Day. The activities will be held at Oriole Park. JK-Grade 2 students will participate in the morning from 9:00-11:00 am and Grades 3-5 in the afternoon from 1:00-3:00. Students need to come to school in their PHE uniform, house shirt and black TYS shorts. They may accessorize with house colours. Students also need to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and hat.


Showcase auditions this week were a huge success. Please encourage your children to practise at home. Showcase will be taking place on June 12th at 10:45 am. Parents are welcome. Please email Andrea Hughes at if you have any questions.


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