2020 Teachers: 4B - Jess Ballard 4L - Mel Lowther 4S - Julie South 4T - Simon Turnbull
Term 4 - The last term of an extraordinary year
We are so relieved to have our amazing students back in our classrooms! Hopefully, we can remain in the classroom for a whole term... we have so much to do!
We are tentatively planning a range of activities, in line with Government COVID regulations and current restrictions. Please check the 'Important dates of this term' to see what we have planned!
Below is a summary of our classroom learning for this term. There will be some revision of topics covered during Remote Learning and a range of assessment as we look towards our reports at the end of the year.
We have loved having closer relationships with our parent community this year, it really has been a highlight for us! So, as always, please contact your classroom teacher via Class Dojo if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. We value your input and are grateful for your support.
Julie, Jess, Simon and Mel
What's going on in Grade 4 this term?
Reading - We're putting a microscope on Characters this term, looking at descriptions of personality traits, their motivations and how authors use inference to help readers connect to the characters.
Writing - This term, we're finishing up our unit on Narrative Writing by be looking into idea generation, punctuation and using detailed descriptions to help our readers to connect. Then we'll head into our Persuasive Writing unit, looking at how to generate arguments including examples.
Soundwaves - We will continue learning about a phoneme (a single sound) each week, examining its graphemes (letters used to represent the sound) and rules that govern its usage.
Maths - This term, we're diving into fractions and decimals, financial mathematics to begin with and then sliding into volume, mass and capacity and time towards the end of term.
Topic Studies - This term we are looking at materials and resources and how these are used. We'll touch on sustainable use of natural resources and looking at ways to reduce our environmental impacts. Students will use this knowledge to design a space in our school.
Important dates this term