Class 4

Class 4

The 4th grader finds balance in the 4 elements, directions, and seasons. Cross stitch, Celtic knots, fractions, geography, local history, Native American stories, Norse mythology, heros and the Kalevala. Grammar and composition. The comparative study of humans and animals. Strings, choir, Eurythmy performance, PE and French.

Revealing Strength, Courage & Adventure!

Main Lessons

Language Arts

  • Writing
  • Reading for comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Speech Formation
  • Paragraph development
  • Dramatization
  • Composition and Letter Writing
  • Book reports

Mathematics

  • Fractions (equivalent fractions, expanding, reducing, greatest common factors and least common multiples)
  • Long Division
  • Long Multiplication
  • Geometric Movement

Natural Sciences

  • Study of humans and animals

Geography

  • Local Geography
  • Map Making (travel routes, home and school)
  • The four directions, geographic placement through movement

Social Sciences

  • Norse Mythology and Sagas
  • Native American History
  • History of North Vancouver
  • Early Settlers

Specialty Subjects

  • French (writing, reading and vocabulary)
  • Watercolour painting (warm/cool colours), Form drawing, Advanced drawing techniques, Beeswax modelling, Celtic knot illustrations, Modelling animals & local land forms
  • Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Felting
  • String orchestral instrument, C Flute, Singing (canons and rounds), Choir, Musical notation (sing and play from sheet music)
  • Eurythmy, Cooperative Games and Sports, Day Hikes
  • Multi-night overnight trip to Big House
  • Class play based on curriculum
For more information, contact our Admissions Coordinator
604-985-7435 ext 200
admissions@vws.ca

Upcoming Events

Dec
21
Thu
2017
12:00 am End of Term
End of Term
Dec 21 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last day of fall term. Partial day, GS dismissal at 12:20 pm, no ECC aftercare, no After School Program
7:00 pm Shepherds Play
Shepherds Play
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Dec
22
Fri
2017
12:00 pm Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 22 2017 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 5 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Holiday – School Closure. Administrative offices will be closed from noon on December 22 through to January 2.
Jan
8
Mon
2018
12:00 am Winter Term Begins
Winter Term Begins
Jan 8 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
First day of winter term
Jan
10
Wed
2018
7:00 pm VWSS Board Meeting
VWSS Board Meeting
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The VWSS Board of Trustees meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please contact the Board Chair at chairbot@vws.ca if you wish
Jan
11
Thu
2018
1:20 pm Adult Eurythmy Winter Session
Adult Eurythmy Winter Session
Jan 11 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
Drop in for $10, no experience necessary

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