Year 4

Term Two 2019

Parent Information Session Presentation (Year 4 Parent Information Session)

 

Year 4 Term 2 2019 Overview

Inquiry

Our Shared Inquiry focus this term is ‘Creating Healthy Habits’. Our big question is ‘How can we promote health in Hobsons Bay?’ We begin the term by investigating the Physical Activities Guidelines and revisiting the Zones of Regulation. Students will be working on a project where they answer the question above, focusing on physical activity, making healthy choices and mental health. They will bring their ideas to life towards the end of term.

Reading

In Reading, students will continue to build on their independent reading skills through selecting and reading ‘Just Right’ texts. We will be unpacking the author’s purpose for writing the text and discussing whether it’s to persuade, entertain or inform. We will also be looking at word’s meaning in context and how we can define these words. Students will continue to further their comprehension skills focusing on developing their literal and inferential comprehension skills. They will explore fiction and non-fiction texts through Reciprocal Reading groups and participate in activities to further their questioning skills

Writing

In Writing, students will continue to focus on narratives and on procedural texts. As part of the word study focus, students will focus on quotation marks for direct and indirect speech, punctuation, including capital letters and full stops, homonyms, homophones and homographs.

Numeracy

In Numeracy, the students will continue to work towards achieving the Power Standards in decimals. They will also work towards achieving the Power Standards in Addition and Subtraction. Throughout the term students will further their understanding of Statistics and Temperature and Mapping. Students will investigate Time using am and pm notation and solve simple time problems. There will also be a focus on learning and applying math problem solving strategies.

Homework

In line with the school’s Homework Policy, homework is considered compulsory in Year Four. Your child will receive weekly activities in Spelling, Numeracy, Literacy and/or Inquiry, with the expectation that it take approximately 30 minutes per week to complete tasks independently. These tasks are in addition to regular reading. Year Four students’ homework tasks may require use of their netbook, or homework may be provided on paper. Homework will be handed out weekly starting from Week 1.

 

Year 4 team

Dianna lane – lane.dianna.m@edumail.vic.gov.au      

Dean Pearce – pearce.dean.d@edumail.vic.gov.au    

Katherine Black – black.katherine.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

Tahlia Giles – giles.tahlia.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Belinda Chandler – chandler.belinda.b@edumail.vic.gov.au

        

 

Useful websites:

http://au.mathletics.com/

http://au.spellodrome.com/#/home

https://www.studyladder.com.au

http://www.rainforestmaths.com/ (access through Mathletics)

http://www.abcya.com/

https://www.readworks.org/