Programming at Battalion Park
We strive to provide a balanced approach to Literacy and Math. We begin with determining what students know and can do and then provide a combination of direct instruction and intellectually engaging learning tasks. Along the way, teachers frequently assess what students understand and provide feedback to help move learning forward. Students are included in the process by setting personal learning goals and strategies, collecting evidence of their learning and reflecting on their success and next steps in learning. Students have significant access to technology to support their learning in all subject areas.
Battalion Park students also benefit from specialist teachers in Physical Education, Music, French (FSL) for Grades 4-6, and English Language Learning (ELL) for beginning English language speakers.
At Battalion Park
- students, staff and parents work and learn in a climate of respect and safety
- parents are encouraged to be active at the classroom and whole-school levels
- student and parent voice is valued
- students are expected to be active participants in their own learning and advocate for their needs
- students are encouraged to adopt a positive growth mindset
- resiliency is key – academically, socially, physically, and emotionally
A Positive Growth Mindset
This work involves working with students to help them believe:
- intelligence can be developed
- embrace challenge
- persist in the face of setback
- see effort as a path to mastery
- find lessons and inspiration in the success of others
While we want to promote the supportive role of the home in the child's education, we also do not to interfere with the child's pursuit of other wholesome non-school educational, cultural, or recreational interests. A balance between homework and life outside of school is desirable.
Parents and children are encouraged to discuss daily school activities and to review any work brought home. Rather than asking what they did in school, try asking your child what they learned, which thoughtful questions they asked, or what their next step in learning might be. Generally, homework assignments in Grades 1-3 are informal in nature and may include about 10-15 minutes of reading with an adult or the practice of basic facts. In Grades 4-6, homework assignments may be more formal, up to 20-30 minutes in length and may also include the completion or review of class work. Providing a quiet environment at home for students to study and enjoy leisure reading will help students achieve success.
Please contact your child’s teacher(s) if you have questions about homework.