We have an active and hands-on curriculum in the primary grades. Always striving to document the individual results for each grade level. These results are conducted from grade to grade so that students meet particular skills according to their age and grade.
At Lumen Veritatis Academy we focus on the need to foster a love of learning that will stay with the student throughout his/her life. By the fact that the teachers are all practicing Catholics, we can provide a clean, positive and Catholic environment.
The Primary, Junior and Senior Divisions have an energetic team of O.C.T. certified teachers that makes a wonderful combination of strong religious values and academically advanced children
Our Kindergarten program for Language focuses on preparing our children for the primary grades. By the end of our program our students will have developed their basic reading and writing skills. Here at Lumen Veritatis our Kindergarten students begin by learning left and right, top to bottom so students become familiar with pages in a book, or how to write on a blank page. Students will focus on identifying letters and sounds through written work, songs, nursery rhymes and poems.
The Kindergarten Math program at Lumen Veritatis introduces the importance of numbers in a child's life. The students begin writing the numerals and identifying their values. Our Kindergarten students are exposed to the importance of numbers in their lives. Students become familiar with time, weather, measurement and their annual calendar. As the program progresses students begin to learn, skip-counting, place value and simple addition and subtraction.
Lumen Veritatis focuses on developing a deeper love for God, the Holy Eucharist and Our Lady. We aim to instill a love of our faith and encourage active participation thought continuous faith formation through exposure to the Word of God and the lives of Saints. In Kindergarten our students are taught the basics of the importance of prayer in their lives. Students will learn how to make the Sign of the Cross. Students will be taught to recite the common prayers and focus on the Virtues.
Science and Social Studies
Our Kindergarten students begin to explore the world around them. Their curiosity is at a peak and their desire to discover is enhanced. Our Science and Social Studies introduces the basics of their world. Students are taught to recognize patterns of changing seasons, animal behaviours, the growth and necessity of plants. Students begin to learn about their bodies and the importance of a healthy life style. Our students also focus of the importance of family, and holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holy Week to instill in them the importance of being a good and Christ-like citizen.
Our students begin developing their basic art skills such cutting and pasting. Students begin to identify and recognize different textures that surround them. Kindergarten children are given the opportunity to work on their fine motor skills through colouring and painting. Our students are introduced to Primary colours and are encouraged to explore other colours based on that foundation.
Our Kindergarten physical education program focuses on the importance of their bodies as a gift from God. Students are taught the necessity and benefits of exercise. Here at Lumen Veritatis we teach and encourage our students to practice healthy eating habits. We emphasize the importance of co-operation and the respect for others. We also focus of the development of teamwork, balance and coordination.
Primary Division (Grades 1, 2 and 3)
Our Primary curriculum for Mathematics focuses on independent exploration We allow the students to focus on their own math discovery through hands on and cooperative learning. Our math program encourages our students to focus on real life importance so that our students are able to discover the necessity of their learning.
While the use of the Pearson mathematics program is the focus in our primary classroom, additional resources are also used for reinforcement in our students learning. Our program here at Lumen Veritatis Academy covers the following strands in our mathematics program: Number Sense and Numeration, Patterning and Algebra, Geometry, Data Management and Probability. We use multi-layered lessons which integrate not only other strands of math, but we also emphasize cross- curricular learning in language, science, social studies and the arts. Our small class sizes allow for more personalized instruction with our students' individual levels as the focal point giving our students what they need for success.
Our grade primary Science program covers the following topics: Life Systems, Structures and Mechanisms, Matter and Energy as well as Earth and Space Systems. Our curriculum also focuses on making connections between the world of Science and Technology with our society and environment.
At a young age our students’ curiosity about the world surrounding them is at a peak. Our Science program allows our students to develop a thorough understanding of the basics of science through observation, predictions and independent discoveries. As with all subjects our Science program allows our students to make connections between Science, and the Church’s teachings, social studies and other subjects. The planning, investigating skills and analyzing skills learnt through our Science program will encourage our students to become more critical thinkers.
The grade primary art program provides our students with an avenue for self-expression through various medias. We encourage our students to express their creativity through the exploration of texture and colour through different tools and materials. They begin to generate visual ideas whiling linking their vision with themes carried throughout the other subjects. Our art program also encourages our students to recognize the beauty of diversity. With this exposure of diversity through each students’ creativity, we hope that our program yields expressive and compassionate citizens. Through music our students become exposed to the role that music plays in their lives whiling learning about speech, rhythm, chants, and different variations that music can be presented. Through Drama students are able to learning the basic element of the dramatic arts through character role and development, relationships, time and place, and focus. Here at Lumen Veritatis, our Primary art program is geared to inspire, challenge and explore.
In this division, the main focus will be communication through interactive work in groups.
Junior Division (Grades 4, 5 and 6)
Lumen Veritatis Academy takes the Junior Division education very seriously. Solid foundations from the primary grades continue to be deepened and perfected so that our students find themselves beyond the standards their age.
We challenge our students to challenge themselves by providing an academic program enriched with options, special attention is also given to the physical wellbeing by promoting martial arts and other sports at the Academy.
By keeping the classes small, more attention is given to the individual student to help and assist them excel with their schooling.
In the Junior Division, students continue to develop on their understanding of oral and written components in the English language. Writing competence develops hand in hand with skills in other areas of language, especially reading. In many ways, the development of writing and reading skills is reciprocal. As students read a variety of inclusive texts, they build and develop a command of their vocabulary, and learn to vary and adapt their sentence structure, organizational approach, and voice to suit their purpose for writing.
Students are introduced to various kinds of functional and creative writing which includes essays in which they are required to create an outline and rough draft with editing leading to a final draft. Note taking and organizational skill building using the computer and written notes is essential for success. Students read, analyze, review and critique their written work. in the various tasks associated with the writing process.
Reading focuses on exposure to a variety of texts from diverse cultures, including literary and informational texts. Literature Studies includes myths, novels, poetry and drama. The emphasis is on reading for meaning and assimilation of detail in order to present understanding and opinion.
Listening and Oral expression are also emphasized as important skills to develop through frequent oral presentations or poetry recitation. Improvement and extensive use of Cursive handwriting is encouraged in the junior levels.
In the Junior Division, Mathematics programme focuses on the following Ontario Curriculum Strands: Number Operations, Measurement, Geometry, Patterning and Algebra, Data Management and Probability. It combines basic computational and problem solving skills such as order of operations, exponents, fractions and decimals.
The programme establishes mathematical foundation by extending the students’ knowledge of number sense. Students develop problem solving skills by examining various strategies in patterning and algebra, measurement, geometry. Mathematical skills learned through data management and probability, equations, ratio and per cent are applied to everyday situations.
The emphasis is on building a solid foundation of learning skills and mathematical skills in preparation for later courses. Students develop a sense of purpose in learning Mathematics and apply their knowledge to real-life situations.
In social studies, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding, and attitudes that will serve them both inside and outside the classroom, including in their communities and the world of work. The focus of teaching and learning in the social studies, curriculum is the development of transferable skills that students need in order to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding. Students apply these skills in a variety of contexts to examine information critically, to assess the significance of events and processes, to develop an understanding of and respect for different points of view, and to reach supportable conclusions and propose solutions to problems.
Students seek to understand the natural and physical world through identification of key scientific concepts.
The students further develop their skills using the Scientific Method of investigation. They practise identifying problems and possible solutions, observing and drawing conclusions. Students make appropriate records of procedures, observations and conclusions. Teaching strategies include guided lessons, discussion, experimentation, individual and/or small group work, and note taking.
Overall, students are to relate science and technology to society and the environment as well as develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem solving
Finally, it is important they understand the basic concepts of science and technology.
The Art programme aids the students to identify and apply the elements of art and design. The students are also given the opportunities to experiment with a broad range of media, tools, materials and processes to create various works of art.
Art is integrated across the curriculum in order to make cross-curricular connections between concepts learned in other areas and application of art design and processes. With the guidance of the teacher, the students also learn to analyze, interpret and evaluate their own and others’ art work.
Students develop the ability to create and perform music. They learn to apply the elements of music when playing, composing, and arranging music to create a specific effect. They also develop and understanding and appreciation of music through detailed personal responses to musical performances in a variety of ways.
The Drama programme provides opportunities for students to apply the creative process of producing drama works using the elements and conventions of drama to communicate feelings, ideas and perspectives. Students often create plays based on books read in Literature Studies.
The Physical Education programme promotes the awareness of the importance of physical fitness, healthy living and self-confidence. Physical fitness activities help the students build strength, endurance, balance and coordination. Promoting healthy eating habits help the students make healthy living choices every day.
In this division, the students will develop the following linguistic competence:
- Phonology: the alphabet; affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences; orthography, punctuation and accent placement (basic reading rules).
- Grammar: morphology; didactic and semantic uses of:
- The pronouns: subject and direct object.
- The noun group: articles (definite and indefinite); nouns (gender and number); adjectives (demonstrative, possessive and qualificative). The study of lexical expressions related to:
- Origin and nationality; countries and regions.
- Professions, hobbies and free time.
- Numbers, quantities, time and schedule.
- Home: rooms, furniture and household objects.
- The city: public area.
- Food and shopping
- Family: physical description; description of one’s personality.
- The verb group: the infinitive, the present tense (regular, irregular and reflexive), common irregular verbs, the imperative.
- Prepositions and linking words
- Adverbs and conjunctions
Senior Division (Grades 7, 8 and 9)
Lumen Veritatis Academy aims at being a learning community where academic excellence is part of our daily life. We continue to improve our curriculum to best serve the interest of the students.
The Senior Division offers a liberal arts education in order to provide our graduates with the necessary tools to excel in an ever-changing society. LVA students are given the opportunity to grow and shine as well-rounded and academically advanced graduates.
Learning to think critically is important at Lumen Veritatis, with our small class sizes, Lumen Veritatis Academy provides the individualized learning atmosphere needed for children to succeed.
The students will learn the following grammatical aspects:
- To greet and introduce oneself both formally and informally
- To provide and ask for personal information (origin, nationality, residence and profession).
- To confirm and correct information. Communication strategies: to ask for the meaning of a word.
- To ask for and provide a phone number; to inquire about quantity and provide an adequate response.
- To localize objects; to describe a home.
- To describe one’s surroundings. To make an inquiry about the existence of a place.
- To ask for direction; to explain how to get to a certain place.
- To ask for time and one’s schedule and provide an adequate response.
- To express wishes or necessities and provide an adequate response. Express likes and dislikes.
- To make an order at a restaurant; ask for the bill.
- To ask someone to do something; provide a response.
- To describe a person; ask for age.
Since our religion program is quite extensive, please download the course outline by clicking below.