Grade 5 - October 26 / 2018


Monday was election day. In grade 5, this day was a chance for the students to share with their peers why their group’s issue should be put at the top of the mayor’s agenda. It was amazing to see the speakers represent their groups beliefs and hard work.

Our final project for our unit government will look at an issue that would affect a city and see how all three levels of government can come together to help the city financially. After researching an issue, the students will create a newspaper article to report their information.


We completed our unit on numeracy this week. Looking forward we will be checking out transformational geometry. Mapping coordinates, symmetry, congruent figures and transformations.


In music, students discussed the rehearsal process of our instrumental and choral pieces using the Inquiry Cycle.  We will be performing Imagine in three part harmony at the Remembrance Assembly on Thursday November 8th. Parents are welcome to attend.


This week in Art, the Grade 5’s began to create rough sketches for an animal totem. Each student chose three animals that represent their personality and drew a sketch of each one. Next week, they will transfer their designs to a large canvas.

Norval Trip Parent Information

In preparation for the Grade 5 Trip to Norval Outdoor School on November 21st-23rd, we are inviting Grade 5 parents to attend a Grade 5 Norval Trip Parent Information Morning. It will be held on Wednesday November 7th at 840am in room 306. Ms Prevedello, Ms Baptist, Ms Lossing, and a representative from Norval Outdoor School will be present to share information and answer all questions. The hands on outdoor classroom learning opportunity for the children is an incredible experience. They will learn so much! For those that cannot attend, we will share a follow up video.


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!

Click here to sign up!

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.


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