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OUR GRADES ONE, TWO AND THREE
FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM AT
ÉCOLE SIR WILLIAM OSLER
As teachers at École Sir William Osler, we believe that all children are capable of learning and it is up to the teachers to create a successful learning environment in which children feel safe, loved, and accepted for who they are. We have the opportunity to encourage children to set realistic learning goals, enjoying real-life, hands-on learning experiences. Through positive role modeling, we strive to create independent problem solvers and creative, critical thinkers.
In the French Immersion program, all subjects are taught in French, with the exception of English Language Arts. Students receive approximately on hour of English Language Arts per day.
English Language Arts (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Viewing and Representing)
Various topics and activities will be explored this year such as: reading to self, reading to others, listening to reading, practicing writing, and word study. Other activities such as: setting goals, reading strategies, Home Reading program, journal writing, spelling, literary genre study, author study, and class books production will be included.
French Language Arts (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Viewing and Representing)
The French language arts program is taught by themes such as seasons, colours, food, etc. For each theme a variety of activities are used to develop listening skills and to reinforce your child's language and vocabulary development.
Students will be able to understand, interpret and respond to a variety of oral and written messages by: recognizing several words; following directions; responding to a short illustrated text read out loud through gestures, drawings, words, and simple sentences. They will be able to generate, create and express ideas in a variety of ways such as: writing sentences with a model or a pattern; using basic vocabulary related to school routines.
Mathematics in French Immersion is taught in French. Through a variety of educational games, hands-on activities and opportunities to share and practice, students explore the four strands of mathematical learning (Number Sense, Patterns and Relationships, Shape and Space and Statistics and Probability).
Number Sense, which can be thought of as intuition about numbers, is the most important foundation of numeracy.
Patterns is about recognizing, describing, and working with numerical and non-numerical patterns.
Shape and Space involves visualization, mental imagery, and spatial reasoning. These skills are central to the understanding of mathematics.
Statistics and Probability is the interpretation of data and making predictions.
Social Studies is the study of people in relation to each other and to the world in which they live. In Manitoba, Social Studies comprises the disciplines of history and geography, draws upon the social sciences, and integrates relevant content from the humanities.
In Grade 1 students explore connections and relationships that exist in groups and communities. They become aware of their responsibilities and rights and discover how they can contribute to the well-being of the groups and communities to which they belong. Students enhance their awareness of Canada as a country and consider the connections that bring people together in communities, past and present. As they learn about human diversity and interdependence, students begin to appreciate the importance of connecting and belonging.
In Grade 2 students explore life in Canada, beginning with a study of their own community and moving outward to other communities. They become aware of their Canadian heritage as they discover stories of their local community's past and present. They explore ways in which people interact with the natural environment and come to understand the nature of communities. Students enhance their awareness of the cultural and geographic diversity of Canada through the study of an Aboriginal community and one other Canadian community. Through this exploration, students discover the diversity and commonalities that link Canadian communities.
In Grade 3 students explore life in various communities around the world. They are introduced to world geography and explore their understandings of global diversity as they explore communities and cultures. Life in contemporary communities, as well as life in the past is investigated. Through this exploration, students will discover connections linking diverse communities, both past and present, and develop an appreciation of the enduring contributions of communities around the world.
Science education will encourage students at all grades to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and
technological endeavours. Science education encourages students at all grades to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavors. We prepare students to critically address science-related societal, economic, ethical, and environmental issues.
Students learn most effectively when their study of science is rooted in concrete learning experiences, related to a particular context or situation, and applied to their world where appropriate. Ideas and understandings that students develop are progressively extended and reconstructed as students grow in their experiences and in their ability to conceptualize. Learning involves the process of linking newly constructed understandings with prior knowledge and adding new contexts and experiences to current understandings. Our Science programs enable students to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and solve problems, so that they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others.
In Health students learn about healthy living choices, and the importance of good nutrition, exercise, sleep, dental hygiene and their social and emotional well-being. We use programs such as Kids in the Know (personal safety program) and Second Step (skills for learning self-regulation, emotion management, problem solving and empathy).
Technology in the classroom: Technology is used as a tool to support learning. Students are provided with the opportunity to use various forms of technology in the classroom. Every classroom is equipped with a SMARTBoard which is an interactive whiteboard that allows for students to come together and explore and expand ideas. Students also have access to IPads where they can explore a variation of education apps and learn to demonstrate and share their thinking and skills.
Please feel free to contact the school to find out more information about
our Early Years French Immersion programs.