SK - April 5 / 2019


The SKs are very excited about our new unit on shelter. We have been exploring homes all around the world using Google Earth’s ‘This is Home’ tool - it allows us to see the landscape and inside the homes of various places around the world. They were especially interested in the house made of straw, wood, and cow dung in a village in Kenya - we wonder why?

We are wrapping up our unit on patterning! The SKs will be soon be exploring shapes and the movement and location of objects through investigations and play.


In French, the students have continued to get familiar with the play, Boucles d’or et les trois ours. The students have also started to learn about the home in French. Please follow the link here to see a short video presented in class about the home in French.


In PHE this week, the students worked on their hopping skills through a variety of centres. They hopscotched, hurdled, jumped through the agility ladder and star jumped off a bench. SKB also had Megan Nadin who is a dance instructor come in and they worked on moving and dancing like rocket ships, flowers, a pony and a statue. Megan will see SKA on Monday.


In Music, the SKs are using rhythm sticks to listen to and copy rhythmic patterns. The students continue to practice their songs for Grandpals Day. The SKs are learning a song called And When you’re One.


This week in Art, the SKs looked at buildings from around the world. They focused on the shapes used to create buildings and picked a famous structure to draw. Students began with pencil, traced their lines with Sharpie, and then painted their canvas with watercolour paint. The art room is always looking for recycled materials that can be used for creation. This could include boxes, toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and so on. If you have anything at home you would like to donate, please bring your recycled materials to the art room.


If you are looking for some Mathematics apps to add to your child’s at-home device, here are some recommendations:


A gentle reminder that all student absences should be emailed to
As well, if your child arrives late, please have them sign in with Ms. Kate or reception.

Please continue to pack appropriately for the weather- splash pants, mitts etc. as the temperature is still not consistently warm. We also need extra clothes at school- socks, pants and underwear.


International Day of Pink

On Wednesday, April 10th, The York School will recognize Day of Pink. Students can add pink accessories to their uniform (t-shirt, socks, headband, tie, necklace, etc.). Please do your best to find pink accessories, but if necessary, red will be accepted. Students and teachers will participate in classroom activities promoting diversity, inclusion and caring friendships.

Grandpals & Special Friends Day

Join us for a special morning at the Primary school! To rsvp, click here.

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