Year 4

Term Three 2021

Parent Info Session Presentation (click here)

 

ForTerm 3, let’s hope that we are going to have a full term at school – both safe and exciting!

 

Reading

In Reading, students will continue to build on their Independent Reading skills through selecting and reading ‘Just Right’ texts. This term the students will be investigating a range of different types of Poetry, which will prepare students for ‘Reading and Writing Together is Magic’ (pending Covid restrictions TBA).

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. Students will explore figurative language, cause and effect, authors purpose and inferencing.

 

Writing

In Writing, students will focus on writing Explanation, Poetry and Procedure Texts. Students will be generating a range of poetry in preparation for ‘Reading and Writing Together Is Magic’. Some of the poetry will include Haiku, Limericks, Simile and Metaphor poems, Onomatopoeia and Personification. Explanation texts are pieces of writing that explain something. They tell you how or why something happens, or give information on how to do something. Some examples are: information books or leaflets.

 

Spelling

Some of the Spelling Investigations will include similes, metaphors and idioms, rhyme, spelling patterns syllables, plurals and adverbs.

 

Inquiry

Our Shared Inquiry focus this Term is ‘Historical Knowledge and Understanding’. Our big questions are ‘What was life like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people before and after the arrival of the Europeans?, and ‘Why did the Europeans settle in Australia?’ We begin the Term by investigating ‘Australian History and Environment.’ Students will be researching traditional Aboriginal people before European settlement and how life has changed in Australia. Students will explore the Australian symbols and emblems and the diverse cultural groups that make up the Australian community. Students will also look at the purpose of government in Australia.

 

Numeracy

In Numeracy, the students will work towards achieving the Power Standards in Multiplication and Division. Students will also work on recalling multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and related division facts. Throughout the term students will further their understanding of Measurement including Length, Perimeter and Area. We will be having a heavy focus on learning and applying Math Problem Solving strategies. Our non-number focus will be Volume and Capacity, Chance and Probability.

 

Homework

In line with the school’s Homework Policy, homework is considered compulsory in Year Four. Your child receives weekly activities in Spelling, Numeracy, Literacy and/or Inquiry with the expectation that it takes approximately 30 minutes per week for children to complete tasks independently. These tasks are in addition to their regular nightly reading. Homework tasks for Year 4 students may require use of their netbook, or homework may be recorded on paper. Homework will be handed out in Week one.

 

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

 Kind regards,

Year 4 Teachers

 

Useful websites:

http://au.mathletics.com/

https://www.studyladder.com.au

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

http://www.abcya.com/