Grade 7

  • Class Overview

  • Grade 7

    Grade 7 is a very exciting year. The students have reached the end of their elementary years and as the senior class in the school, they are the student leaders. With the extra privileges that go with Grade 7, there are also the increased responsibilities and expectations. Students model good behaviour, attitudes, manners, and school spirit. They also show courtesy, consideration, common sense, caring and concern.

    During the Grade 7 year the students usually participate in some very exciting field trips, and we hope to be able to offer these again this year.

  • Curriculum Summary

  • Christian Education

    At this age level, children are experiencing many changes both physically and emotionally. Our religion program deals directly with these changes and helps students gain a greater insight into themselves through our Catholic faith. Confirmation is the main theme for this year. We use Chosen – a text that will lead the students through a deep understanding of this sacrament. There are also several parent meetings throughout the year to support the Confirmation program.

  • Language Arts

    The Language Arts curriculum is divided into three main strands.  In Reading we look at short stories, poetry, and novel studies.  In Oral speaking there are reports to share information with classmates, opportunities in Speech Arts, and working in literature circles to share ideas and opinions about a reading selection.  These will instill confidence and ability in this area. In Writing, there are many opportunities to do daily writing in journals, report writing, responding, and creative writing projects.

  • Social Studies

    In Social Studies our program focuses on Ancient Civilizations. We study Early Man and the ancient culture of Mesopotamia as a class, and expectations are modelled for students to be able to conduct their own research on an Ancient Civilization of their choice to present to their peers.  Through this process students are taught many important research and presentation skills, and these are practically applied to their projects. 

  • Science

    In Science we tackle each of the competencies in the curriculum by looking at the large topic of “water”.  In the Chemistry unit we work on understanding water in all of its forms through many hands-on experiments.  In the Electricity unit we study hydroelectricity and its uses and implications in society.  This part of our Science will include much exploration.  We go outside to explore water in the natural environment and connect this to our learning in Social Studies, Language Arts and Religion.

  • Math

    In Math the students will be learning about the following topics: Place value and patterns in numbers; decimals, fractions and percentage; measurement; multiples; negative and positive numbers; geometry; data analysis; variables and equations. Throughout each unit, students will use some of the following skills: estimation, problem solving, calculator sense and mathematical language.

  • Visual Arts/Drama

    The majority of the visual arts projects that the students undertake relate to a variety of school events such as Fun Night. Students will also study the works of several artists and create their own representations based on these works. 

  • Class Schedule

    for the 2020-2021 school year
    TIMEMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
    08:25Welcoming BellWelcoming BellWelcoming BellWelcoming BellWelcoming Bell
    8:30 – 8:40Opening and First FiveOpening and First FiveOpening and First FiveOpening and First FiveOpening and First Five
    8:40 – 8:45AnnouncementsAnnouncementsAnnouncementsAnnouncementsAnnouncements
    8:45 – 9:20Christian EducationFrenchHymn Sing/ Assemblies/MassChristian EducationChristian Education
    9:20 – 9:55MathPE 7MathMathMath
    9:55 – 10:30MathPE 7MathMathMath
    10:30 - 10:45RECESSRECESSRECESSRECESSRECESS
    10:50 – 11:25Language ArtsLanguage ArtsIT - Language Arts FocusFrench 7Language Arts
    11:25 – 12:00Language ArtsLanguage ArtsIT - Language Arts FocusLanguage ArtsLanguage Arts
    12:00 – 12:15Prayer Read and FeedPrayer Read and FeedPrayer Read and FeedPrayer Read and FeedPrayer Read and Feed
    12:15 – 12:45Lunch RecessLunch RecessLunch RecessLunch RecessLunch Recess
    12:45 – 1:20Silent Reading 20m
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    1:20 – 1:55Silent Reading 20m
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    1:55 – 2:30PE 7Silent Reading 20m
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  • Class Teacher

    • Mr. Michael Sorley
      Grade 7 Teacher

      Mr. Michael Sorley

      Grade 7 Teacher

      Mr. Sorley received his Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. Prior to teaching, Mr. Sorley worked for 11 years as an Educational Assistant in the CISVA. He is excited to be teaching Grade Seven at St. James Elementary and to be a part of the school community.