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Grade 6 (2006-2007)
 
The following topics will be covered within each of the subject areas:
 
Language: Choosing Peace, Going The Distance, Spelling 6
 
In the Language program the expectations are organized into three strands: writing, reading, oral and visual communication. The program is designed around themes to develop a range of essential skills in reading, writing and oral language including a solid foundation in spelling and grammar. It also focuses on building an appreciation of literature while providing students the ability to respond to it and develop skills in using oral language effectively and accurately.
 
As part of the Language program all students are required to read daily. In order to ensure students are reading daily a Reading Log has been implemented in our class as part of our daily homework. Please ensure your child is reading the listed books by occasionally engaging in discussions with them about books they have read or are currently reading. In addition all Reading Logs must be signed by a parent/guardian daily.
 
Math: Nelson Mathematics 6
The Mathematic expectations are organized into 5 strands:
 
Strands: Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra
Data Management and Probability
 
Topics: Patterns in Mathematics Area
Numeration Multiplying Decimals
Data Management Dividing Decimals
 
Addition and Subtraction 3-D Geometry and 3-D Measurement 
 
Measuring Length Fractions, Decimals, and Ratios
Multiplication and Division Probability
2-D Geometry Patterns and Motions in Geometry
 
Religion: You Shall Be My Witness
 
You Shall Be My Witness focuses on the moral life of young Christians and is based on the bible. It presents how God’s covenant with the people of the earth is reflected in how we live-witnessing love, justice, and compassion.
 
Fully Alive:
 
Fully Alive, which is a family life program, is taught in addition to the Religious education program. Fully Alive is a comprehensive program in human living based on Catholic teaching about the family. The program is organized around five themes that are seen as essential to a complete family life program. Fully Alive encourages children to reflect on the fact that they are loved, to open themselves to others, and to value their life as unique manifestations of the Lord’s love. The themes taught include:
 
Created and Loved by God
Living in Relationship
Created Sexual: Male and Female
Growing in Commitment
Living in the World
 
Science:
The science expectations are organized into 5 strands:
 
Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
Matter and Materials: Properties of Air and Characteristics of Flight
Energy and Control: Electricity
Structures and Mechanisms: Motion
Earth and Space Systems: Space
 
Social Studies:
The social studies expectations will focus on 2 strands:
 
Aboriginal Peoples and European Explorers
Canada and Its Trading Partners
 
Physical Education:
 
At the junior/intermediate level physical education is about combining a variety of movement skills (locomotion, manipulation, stability) in games, gymnastics, dance and outdoor pursuits. Students will be applying the principles of movement while refining movement skills.
 
Art:
 
The art expectations are organized into three strands that correspond to the major studies in the arts: music, visual arts, drama and dance. The program is designed to: develop a range of skills through practical and creative activities in the various arts, and build an appreciation for different works of art. In addition, the grade 6 students attend vocal music classes and the intermediate students attend instrumental music classes.
 
Grade 7 (2006-2007)
 
The following topics will be covered within each of the subject areas:
 
Language: Crossroads and Language in Writing 7
 
In the Language program the expectations are organized into three strands: writing, reading, oral and visual communication. The program is designed around themes to develop a range of essential skills in reading, writing and oral language including a solid foundation in spelling and grammar. It also focuses on building an appreciation of literature while providing students the ability to respond to it and develop skills in using oral language effectively and accurately.
 
As part of the Language program all students are required to read daily. In order to ensure students are reading daily a Reading Log has been implemented in our class as part of our daily homework. Please ensure your child is reading the listed books by occasionally engaging in discussions with them about books they have read or are currently reading. In addition all Reading Logs must be signed by a parent/guardian daily.
 
Math: Nelson Mathematics 7
The Mathematic expectations are organized into 5 strands:
 
Strands: Number Sense and Numeration
Measurement
Geometry and Spatial Sense
Patterning and Algebra
Data Management and Probability
 
Topics: Factors and Exponents 2-D Geometry
Ratio, Rate, and Percent Variables, Expressions, and Equations
Data Management Fraction Operations
Patterns and Relationships 3-D Geometry
2-D Measurement Surface Area and Volume
Addition and Subtraction of Integers Probability
 
Religion: Believe In Me
 
The grade 7 program, Believe In Me, aims to assist our young people in maturing their relationship with God through Christ within the church community.
 
Fully Alive:
 
Fully Alive, which is a family life program, is taught in addition to the Religious education program. Fully Alive is a comprehensive program in human living based on Catholic teaching about the family. The program is organized around five themes that are seen as essential to a complete family life program. Fully Alive encourages children to reflect on the fact that they are loved, to open themselves to others, and to value their life as unique manifestations of the Lords love. The themes taught include:
 
Created and Loved by God
Living in Relationship
Created Sexual: Male and Female
Growing in Commitment
Living in the World
 
Guidance:
 
As intermediate students in the school, the grade 7 students have been trained to act as peer mediators during outdoor recess. They are responsible for providing the students in our school with solutions to their conflicts. The students wear a hat and carry a clipboard so that they are visible to other students during recess time.
 
Science:
The science expectations are organized into 5 strands:
 
Life Systems: Interactions Within Ecosystems
Matter and Materials: Pure Substances and Mixtures
Energy and Control: Heat
Structures and Mechanisms: Structural Strength and Stability
Earth and Space Systems: The Earth’s Crust
 
Geography:
The geography expectations will focus on 3 topics:
 
The Themes of Geographic Inquiry
Patterns in Physical Geography
Natural Resources
 
History:
The history expectations will focus on 3 topics:
 
New France
British North America
Conflict and Change
 
Physical Education:
 
At the junior/intermediate level physical education is about combining a variety of movement skills (locomotion, manipulation, stability) in games, gymnastics, dance and outdoor pursuits. Students will be applying the principles of movement while refining movement skills.
 
Art:
 
The art expectations are organized into three strands that correspond to the major studies in the arts: music, visual arts, drama and dance. The program is designed to: develop a range of skills through practical and creative activities in the various arts, and build an appreciation for different works of art. In addition, the grade 6 students attend vocal music classes and the intermediate students attend instrumental music classes.