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2016-2017 CURRICULA:

Junior Kindergarten

A delightful program that introduces children to the fun of learning:
Bible: including illustrated lessons on Creation, Noah, the boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zaccheus, Good Samaritan; verse memorization and singing.
Introduction to phonics: leading to reading of short words and sentences by June.
Printing and introduction to cursive writing; writing of first name.
Poems to enjoy and memorize.
Numbers: recognition and counting to 100; number concepts to 20; adding 1.
Music: Bible and fun songs, participation, intonation, diction, ear training, rhythm, percussion
Art. Activity-centre playtime. Gym. Outdoor recess. Games.
Full-day program 8:45-3:15, including afternoon rest

 

Senior Kindergarten
Bible: including illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ; singing, and memory verses.
More phonics: leading to reading short sentences and stories from 12 little take-home books.
The introduction of “Reading Circle” ensuring that each student is reading at his optimal level.
Sentence recognition. Cursive writing. Poetry.
Numbers: concepts to 100; counting and writing by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Number words. Addition facts through 10; introductory subtraction; telling time; calendar; coins.
Introductory Science and Health.
Community Helpers. Children of the World. Maps.
Music: Bible and fun songs, participation, intonation, diction, voice range, ear training, rhythm, percussion
Art. Activity-centre playtime. Outdoor Recess. Games. Gym.
Full-day program 8:45-3:15. Includes afternoon rest in first term.

 

Grade One
Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul. Singing. Memory verses.
Language skills: Phonics; Oral reading from a series of books graduated in challenge;
Spelling: weekly phonics-based word list and rules.
Grammar: sentence punctuation; writing complete sentences and short stories.
Cursive writing: daily practice.
Arithmetic: 3 digit addition, 2 digit subtraction; story problems; telling time to nearest 5 minutes;
English and some Metric measures; thermometer; calendar; place value, Roman numerals;
using a ruler; reading graphs; concept of multiplication.
Geography: My Country, Canada.
Introductory Science. Health, safety, and manners.
Music: Bible songs with various styles, intonation, voice techniques, voice range, diction, expression, rounds, note value, solfège, time, rhythm, percussion, music appreciation
Art.
Introductory French: Introductory French: basic vocabulary, French Bible and fun songs.
Outdoor recess. Gym.

 

Grade Two
Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah. Singing. Memory verses.
Language skills: more phonics; reading; more spelling lessons and practice; introductory grammar; poetry; dictionary skills, letter writing and creative writing. Cursive writing.
Arithmetic: 4 digit addition and subtraction; story problems; telling time to nearest minute; English and Metric measures; thermometer; calendar; multiplication and division to 5x; estimation; coins and bills; beginning fractions.
Introductory Canadian History – Explorers and Pioneers
Geography: mapping skills; world map; Canadian provinces and territories
Introductory Science. Health, Safety, and Manners.
Music: Bible songs with various musical styles, voice techniques, voice range, expression, harmony, note value, time, basic sight reading skills, percussion, music appreciation.
French: AIM (Accelerated Integrated Methodology) focusing on reading, writing, oral composition, basic vocabulary and sentence structure.  French Bible and fun songs.
Art. Outdoor recess. Gym

 

Grade Three
Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Esther; Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah; doctrine; singing; memory verses.
Language Arts: Review of all phonics rules; oral reading; reading comprehension. Spelling. Poetry. Grammar. Creative writing. Cursive writing.
Arithmetic: multiplication and division to 12; introduction to fractions; graphs; story problems; conversion; introductory equations; averaging; rounding; money.
History, Geography: Map reading; American heroes of history
Science Health, Safety and Manners.
Music: Bible songs with various musical styles, voice techniques, voice range, vocal expression, harmony; basic musical concepts, symbols; solfège; notation. Recorder – simple songs, duets.
French: AIM (Accelerated Integrated Methodology) focusing on reading, writing, oral composition, basic vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 3
Drama. Art. Outdoor recess. Gym

 

Grade Four
Bible: illustrated lessons, such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul; Bible doctrine; singing; memory verses.
Language Arts: Reading for speed and comprehension; spelling and vocabulary building; grammar; four kinds of letters; book reports; encyclopedia reports; creative writing; research and dictionary skills. Poetry. Penmanship
Arithmetic: mastery of fundamental operations; solving equations; graphs; scale drawing;
addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions; factoring; divisibility rules; decimals; story problems; estimating; converting English and Metric measures.
Canadian History
Science: plants, animals, birds, matter, energy, earth and space
Health: physical fitness, personal hygiene and grooming, interpersonal relationships
Music: Choral: two-part singing. Theory: simple notation (focus on treble clef and in simple time signature). Recorder: notes up to two sharps
Art: primary, secondary and intermediate colours; drawing with basic shapes and perspective; technique colouring; wax-resist painting; paper sculpturing and weaving, etc.
French: AIM (Accelerated Integrated Methodology) focusing on reading, writing, oral communication, vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 4
Outdoor Recess. Gym.

 

Grade Five
Bible: illustrated lessons from the lives of Bible characters; memory verses, hymns, choruses, doctrine.
Language Arts: Reading for speed, comprehension and vocabulary building; Spelling. Poetry. Dictionary and thesaurus skills. Grammar. Creative Writing. Library research; book reports.
Arithmetic: Mastery of fundamental operations; Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of Fractions and Decimals; Equation solving; Graphs and scale drawings;
English and Metric Measures; Converting measures: Story problems.
History and Geography: Ancient and modern Middle East; Europe; Africa; Asia; Australia
Science: Mammals; Force and Motion; Electricity and Magnetism; Engines; Light; Matter; Geology; Oceanography; Astronomy; Conservation.
Music: Choral: two part harmony. Theory: add bass clef notation and compound time signature. Recorder: flat keys, major and minor scale.
Art: Hues and values; shading; sketching; murals; symmetry; silhouette; blending; smudging; perspective; complementary colours; etc.
French: Reading, writing, oral communication, vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 5, with emphasis on fluency.  Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.
Health: Circulatory system; Nutrition; Fitness; Digestive system; Interpersonal relationships.
Computer: Keyboarding, file management, word processing, spreadsheets.  Students to supply their own laptop.
Outdoor Phys. Ed. and/or Gym

Grade Six

Bible: Illustrated lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Christ, Parables; Elijah; Elisha; Daniel; Ezra; Esther; memory verses, hymns, choruses, Bible doctrine.
Language Arts: Reading for speed, comprehension and vocabulary building; Spelling. Poetry and memorization. More Grammar. Writing: comparisons, contrasts, poetry, outlines, library research, narration, journal
Arithmetic: prime factoring, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportion, graphs and scale drawing, percent, perimeter, area, circumference, bisecting angles, converting Celsius to Fahrenheit, latitude and longitude, banking, interest, installment buying. Includes an additional section on problem solving “The Supplementary Booklet” designed to enhanced the students’ skills in solving strategies.
History and Geography: New World (North, Central and South America; Canada and the U.S.)
Science: plants; invertebrates; materials and matter; earth forces; space; space travel
Music: First year of instrument study (choice of flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium). Choral music.
Art: observation; sketching; shading; mixed-media sculpture; blending; collage; water-colour; paper sculpture; origami; calligraphy; mobiles; animation; grid drawing; facial proportions; etc.
French: Reading, writing, oral communication, vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Gr. 6, with emphasis on fluency. Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.
Health: Safety and First Aid, Growth and Fitness, Disease and your defences, Anatomy of endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, lymphatic and nervous systems.
Computer: Keyboarding, file management, word processing, spreadsheets. Students to supply their own laptop.
Outdoor Phys. Ed. and/or Gym.

Grade Seven

Bible: Paul’s Missionary Journeys; Joshua; Judges; Life of Christ; Scripture memorization, hymns, choruses, Bible doctrine.
Language Arts: Reading for enjoyment Frost, Dickinson, Kipling, Bunyan, Alcott, Dickens, Defoe etc. Composition including the writing process, research paper,
book reports, letter writing and writing style. Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling and Poetry.
Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals; Factoring; Ratio and Proportion; Application of Percent; Personal Finances; Formulas; Graphs; Intro. to Algebra; Negative Numbers; Powers and  Roots; Time Zones, Latitude and Longitude; Intro. to Plane and Solid Geometry.  Includes an additional section on problem solving “The Supplementary Booklet” designed to enhance the students’ skills in solving strategies.
History and Geography: Ancient history from biblical beginnings to Sumer, Canaan, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, the early church; Islam vs. Christendom, Feudalism, the Reformation,
the rise of modern nations, WW1, communism, WW2, the cold war era.
Eastern hemisphere geography. Parliamentary procedure. Current events
Science: Plants; the human body; introduction to physical science; the atmosphere; weather; classification; microscope; science and creation; insects and other arthropods
Music: Gr. 7 and 8 Band. (choice of flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, acoustic or bass guitar, violin, percussion). Theory. History
Computer: keyboarding, word processing, formatting, tables, spreadsheet, presentation.  Students to supply their own laptop.
French: reading, writing, and oral communication with emphasis on fluency.  Extended   vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Grade 7. Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.
Phys. Ed: Outdoor or Gym

Grade Eight

Bible: Paul’s Missionary Journeys; Joshua; Judges; Life of Christ; Scripture memorization, hymns, choruses, Bible doctrine.
Language Arts: Reading for enjoyment Stuart, Whittier, Longfellow, Frost, Browning, Hawthorne, Sandburg, ten Boom. Grammar. Composition including outlining, summaries, book reports, research paper, writing style. Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry.
Mathematics: Basic algebraic concepts; Signed numbers; Powers and roots; Multiplying and dividing monomials; Problem-solving strategies using algebra; Statistics and probability; Business math; Stocks and bonds; Insurance; Banking; Earning income; Plane and solid geometry; Introductory trigonometry.  Includes an extensive separate course on problem solving “The Supplementary Sheets” designed to prepare the students for high school math.
History and Geography: Canada: the Story of a Developing Nation
Science: The heavens; man and the universe; solid matter, fluids, and heat molecules in motion; magnets and magnetism; electrons and electricity; birds: efficiency in motion; science vs. evolution.
Music: Choral. Band up to 2.5 level (choice of flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto sax, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, clarinet, acoustic or bass guitar). Theory. History. Composing.
Computer: Computer history, circuits and switches, digital information, microprocessors, the     Internet, technology and society, advanced office application skills, html, and webpage design.  Students to their own laptop.
French: reading, writing, and oral communication with emphasis on fluency. Extended vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Grade 8. Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.
Phys. Ed: Outdoor or Gym

Grade Nine

Bible:Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry, and Literature.
Language Arts:Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry, and Literature.
Mathematics:Algebra – Linear equations; algebraic numbers; graphs; formulas; positive and negative numbers; fundamental operations; special products and factoring; fractions; ratio, proportion, and variation; Powers and roots; exponents and radicals; quadratic equations; numerical trigonometry.
History and Geography:World geography – Asia; Africa; Europe; Australia; North, Middle, and South America; Current events.
Science:Introduction to Physical Science; Matter and Energy; Chemistry; Motion and Waves; and Electricity and Magnetism.
Health: Nutrition and exercise; personal hygiene; body systems; mental health; personal safety; First Aid; disease prevention; drug abuse; right relationships; spiritual growth.
French: Reading, writing, and oral communication with emphasis on fluency.  Extended vocabulary and grammar appropriate for Grade 9.  Where appropriate, we use AIM materials and methods.
Music: Musical literacy skills in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Development of understanding of conventions and elements of music.
Phys. Ed: Outdoor or Gym

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