Welcome to Early Years

Academics

Early Years students are taught more than the Manitoba curriculum. Our teachers integrate a biblical worldview by weaving scriptural truths into the teaching of all subject areas. The learning environment encourages exceptional academic performance as we set high, but achievable, expectations.

Student Support

Many of the intervention programs at LCS take place in the Early Years, where the emphasis is on developing basic reading and writing skills. Students who require additional reading support are given one-on-one or small group instruction based on the latest teaching techniques. Specialized extra support is also available to students who require extra help in math.

Music

Our trained music teachers work with the Orff method of music education, in which children learn music by experiencing and participating in a rich variety of musical lessons and activities. The Orff-based program focuses on: singing, movement, speech, instruments, listening, and the study of composers.  Students experience music in dynamic ways in the classroom, and have performance opportunities at Christmas and Spring concerts, the Winnipeg Music Festival and at school chapels.

Library and Technology

The library is a place of adventure and learning for our Early Years students. Students may find that the library has been transformed into an Egyptian tomb or a medieval castle where books provide entrance to realms of new knowledge and enjoyment. The library staff may be dressed as doctors to address the need to care for books, or you might find them dressed up as their favourite book character to promote I Love to Read month.

Information communication technology concepts are learned and used practically in each curriculum area. We follow Manitoba guidelines in a program called Literacy with Information Communication Technology (LwICT), while also teaching students to use ICT responsibly and ethically, to support critical and creative thinking about information, and to think about communication as citizens of the global community.

French

All Kindergarten to Grade 4 students receive French language instruction. The program is taught using the Accelerated Integration Method (AIM), which uses hand actions to reinforce the spoken language. Drama, song, and movement reinforce the themes of the curriculum.

Kindergarten students receive instruction each school day. Grade 1–3 students have three 30-minute classes each cycle. Grade 4 students participate in three 45-minute classes each cycle.

"When you entrust your child into our care, you will experience a strong sense of connection to the school community. Parents are a vital part of this thriving school!"
Heather Karr
Early Years Vice Principal

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