Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, your one-stop source for news about your son’s upcoming activities and events.

Message from Form 3

Students in Form 3 have just started their second unit of inquiry entitled “Fabulous Forces.” The central idea of the unit is that forces are always at play around us: either changing things or keeping things the same. Boys will be learning about the forces of gravity, friction and magnetism. They’ll participate in investigations to help them understand that forces can cause objects to move, change direction, alter speed or change shape. During these investigations they’ll be encouraged to hypothesize, test their theories and collaborate with their peers to develop their understanding.

In mathematics, students in Form 3 are learning computational strategies such as the partial sums algorithm and the trade-first. They’re reading through word problems and learning how to organize information into appropriate diagrams before selecting appropriate strategies to solve. If you’d like more information on what your son is learning, please ask him to bring the Student Reference Book home so that you may review unit 2.

We’ve spent some time memorizing the addition and subtraction facts to 20, to the level of automatic recall. If you’ve found that your son is still not applying this knowledge automatically, we encourage him to continue using Mathletics regularly. This may seem unnecessary as he is able to figure out his number facts fairly easily, but by being able to automatically add and subtract these numbers he’ll be more confident in his daily work. By memorizing these basic facts your son will be able to successfully work with greater numbers.

UnknownPlease review appropriate winter dress with your son. Be sure to pack a hat, mittens or gloves, and boots, and explicitly tell your son he is expected to wear it all at recess every day. Please take the time to label all of your son’s winter gear. It’s always such a shame to see such beautiful winter clothing end up in the lost and found. Please remind your sons to wear number 1 dress every Tuesday and for the assemblies on alternate Thursdays.

Please be reminded that we’re going on a field trip to the Ontario Science Centre on Monday, Nov. 24. This is a casual dress day. Boys that usually get a hot lunch will be provided with a bagged lunch. Please pack a lunch that doesn’t require a microwave if your son brings lunch from home. A gentle reminder: Please note we are a nut-free school. Many students in Form 3 and at UCC have a life-threatening allergy to nuts. Be mindful of this when you pack any food for school.

We appreciate your continued support,
Ms. Crippin and Mr. Ferley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar

Legend

Blue: Whole School
Yellow: Upper School
Red: Prep School

 


Check out the new parent page

Upper Canada College is revamping our parent page. To experience the new parent page visit parents.ucc.on.ca

Read more »

Get involved with UCC

Find out more about getting involved with UCC by visiting here and learning about opportunities with the PO, PPO, ABC and BBC.

Read more »

Check out the family handbook

New to the UCC parent community? Read the family handbook for crucial information on your UCC experience.

Read more »

Join us on Facebook

Keep updated on the latest from UCC throughout the week on Facebook.

Read more »

Get creative with the arts at UCC

Upper Canada College is proud of its student achievement in the arts. Learn more about our art programmes here.

Read more »

Show spirit with UCC athletics

UCC has a long tradition of athletics. Learn more about our sports activities and teams here.

Read more »