Grade 5 - June 7 / 2019

As the year comes to an end we are still working hard! These grade 5s are keen to keep learning! From persuasive writing to probability games, the grade 5s are committed to finishing this year with a bang.

Next week we will be building probability games (think carnival games or an age appropriate casino!) brainstorming over the weekend is encouraged :)

Lit circles

One of our favorite activities this year, will help to close down our language program as well as our final unit, How We Express Ourselves. After a wickedly fun adventure, learning how to express ourselves through hip hop and hip hop culture, we will explore how we expressed our knowledge throughout the year and some of our favourite books (Great ideas for summer reading!)


Thank you all for a terrific Track and Field Day! We hope everyone enjoyed themselves participating in the activities. The House spirit was fantastic! Go York!


Students have been busy rehearsing a special performance for their celebration assembly on Monday. They are very excited to share it with you.


In French, we continued to read our novel “Brandon brown veut un chien.” We did a retell of the events in the previous chapters and we read Chapter 9 as a class and students read the chapter in their reading groups. Next week, we will finish off our novel study with a prediction activity. Students will have to come up with three alternative ending to the novel in their reading groups. Before the last day of school, all novels must be returned. Any unreturned or damaged novels will have to be paid for. To end off the week we will be playing some games and doing activities to review and consolidate concepts learned this year.  


The Grade 5 students will be bringing home any remaining work from this term. It has been a pleasure working with the students and I wish them all the best of luck as they move on to Middle School in September!

Before Care Reminder

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

Grade 5 Celebration

Our Grade 5 Celebration will take place on Monday, June 10th at 4:00 pm at the Junior School. This celebration recognizes each individual student with photos and stories. Students will also receive their PYP certificates. Please RSVP to let us know how many family members will be attending. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Andrea Hughes at


Please encourage your children to practise at home. Showcase will be taking place on June 12th at 10:45am. 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.