Grades 1 and 2 are exciting years for our students as they continue to develop their reading, writing, addition and subtraction skills.
Students are immersed in a literacy-rich environment as they use the Daily 5 framework to foster their language skills. Students enjoy being independent and choosing their own language activities based on their interests and ability. This framework is used throughout the primary grades and allows all students’ instruction to be differentiated. This results in students who are challenged, as well as feel like their level of learning is their “best fit”.
Students learn to appreciate God’s incredible creation in Science as they explore life systems, structures and mechanics, matter and energy, and earth and space systems. Changing roles and responsibilities and the local and global communities are investigated in Social Studies. Recess time is an exciting time for the grade ones as they transition to the big playground and field. Grade 2 students develop team-building skills through the playing of sports and cooperative games. Off-campus field trips often include the Burlington Arts Centre, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Halton Safety Village and the Royal Botanical Gardens.