Early Years Program

Grades 2-4

In our program, we have our classrooms divided into grades 2/3 and grade 3/4. However, over the last 8 years, we've always had multi-age classrooms where students are grouped by ability. Students work at the level they are at with other students working on similar skills. They also have the opportunity to work each day in small skill-based groups or 1:1 with teachers, as well as independently through highly engaging digital learning experiences crafted by their teachers just for them. Drop-off will be at 8:15 with playtime from 8:15-8:40. Our academic program runs from 8:45-12:00 pm and features all core subjects including English Language Arts, Math, French Immersion, Reading Intervention, (this will vary depending on what program students are enrolled in.) We place a huge emphasis on explicitly teaching reading in all grades. We use the best researched-based programs using the Science of Reading. We work diligently with any students who may not be on grade level with their reading. This is such a critical age to ensure students become skilled and confident readers at all costs. Our math program uses the B.C. curriculum as well as using highly engaging, hands-on materials that reinforce number sense and builds mastery over counting skills that make abstract concepts visual and concrete. The afternoon block is from 1pm-2:15 and includes Physical Education, Art, and STEM. We may rotate in music depending on teacher availability and instruments, etc.

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The Owls

Grade 2/3

This is for students entering grade 2 and grade 3 students who are working below grade level or who are struggling in reading or math.  

Please note: students will float in between classes based on their abilities, strengths and needs. These classes are mostly to group students by age and to form a class identity and bond.  

The Bears

Grade 3/4

This is for students entering grade 3 and students and students in grade 4 who may be working below grade level in reading and math.

Please note: students will float in between classes based on their abilities, strengths and needs. These classes are mostly to group students by age and to form a class identity and bond.  
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French

Students will have 45 -60minutes of French instruction per day. This will include Language Arts only - speaking & listening, reading and writing. Math will be instructed in English in the Riverbend program. A review of Math terms will be included in their French vocabulary as well as the opportunity to practice math in french through extra work sent home if the child wishes.