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 behavior, attitudes, manners, and school spirit. They also show courtesy, consideration, common sense, caring and concern.

    During the Grade 7 year the students participate in some very exciting field trips including Outdoor Ed. at Camp Stillwood, they go to the waterslides, they attend the Archdiocesan Spirit Day and enjoy a retreat put on by NET.

  • 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 2019-2020 school year
      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    8:30-8:45 First Ten
    8:45-9:20 Religion French Hymn Sing, Assembly or Religion Religion Career Ed
    9:20-9:55 Math Math Math Religion
    9:55-10:30 PE Language Arts Language Arts
    10:30-10:45 Recess
    10:45-11:25 Language Arts Math PE French Math
    11:25-12:00 Language Arts PE Socials/Science
    12:00-12:15 Read & Feed
    12:15-12:45 Lunch
    12:45-1:20 Socials / Science Language Arts STEAM ADST/Art ADST/ Fine Arts
    1:20-1:55 PBL Art IT
    1:55-2:30 Project Based Learning DPA Buddies / Career

    Monday

    • First Ten
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Religion
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Math
      9:20 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Language Arts
      10:45 – 11:25
    • PE
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Read &Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Socials/Science
      12:45 – 1:55
    • Project Based Learning
      1:55 – 2:30

    Tuesday

    • First Ten
      8:30 – 8:45
    • French
      8:45 – 9:55
    • PE
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Math
      10:45 – 12:00
    • Read & Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Language Arts
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Project Based Learning
      1:20 – 2:30

    Wednesday

    • First Ten
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Hymn Sing, Assembly or Religion
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Math
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Language Arts
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • PE
      10:45 – 11:25
    • Language Arts
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Read & Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • STEAM
      12:45 – 1:55
    • DPA
      1:55 – 2:30

    Thursday

    • First Ten
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Religion
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Math
      9:20 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • French
      10:45 – 11:25
    • PE
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Read & Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • ADST / Art
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Art
      1:20 – 2:30

    Friday

    • First Ten
      8:30 – 8:45
    • Career Ed
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Religion
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Language Arts
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Math
      10:45 – 11:25
    • Socials/Science
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Read & Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • ADST / Fine Arts
      12:45 – 1:20
    • IT
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Buddies / Career
      1:55 – 2:30
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  • Class Teacher

    • Mrs. Christy Dos Santos
      Grade 7 Teacher/Vice Principal

      Mrs. Christy Dos Santos

      Grade 7 Teacher/Vice Principal

      Mrs. Dos Santos received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Fraser Valley and her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia. She has taught at both the elementary and high school levels within the CISVA with teaching assignments at St. John Brebeuf and St. Mary’s, Vancouver. Mrs. Dos Santos also worked at St. James & St. Ann’s School as an Educational Assistant for four years before becoming a teacher. She has experience teaching Music and Learning Resource. She is excited to be teaching grade seven again this year. Mrs. Dos Santos has completed the Google For Education Fundamentals Training, and is a Google Certified Educator.