Year Levels - Year 4

Year 4 Newsletter – Term 1 2019
 
Welcome
Welcome to Year 4, 2019. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for a busy term 1. We are pleased to introduce you to the 2019 Year 4 teachers:
·         Mr Jake Calleja                   (4J – Room 20)
·         Mrs Gem Bagdadi (Mon, Tues Wed)          3/4A – Room 21
·         Mrs Larissa Jordan (Wed, Thurs, Fri)          (3/4A – Room 21)
·         Miss Alanah Prior              (4P - Room 27)
·         Miss Jacqueline Vellios    (4V - Room 28)
·         Miss Lara Carbone           (4C - Room 29)
We are looking forward to working with you and your family this year. There are many exciting things to look forward to. Please feel free to come and see us at any stage, our doors are open.
Please remember that the sun-smart rule ’No Hat, No Play’ applies in term 1. All students must be in full summer school uniform, including black school shoes and school hat. Please ensure your child comes each day with a bottle to refill with water.
 
Important Dates / Upcoming Events
5February – 21 February: Swimming Program
Thursday 28 February: Three Way Conferences (student free day)
Thursday 7March: Brainstorm Production – ‘Be Brave’
Monday 11 March: Labour Day Public Holiday (No school)
Tuesday 19 March: School photos
Friday 5 April: Last day of Term 1, 2:30pm finish
 
Homework
Homework will commence in week 4. Homework is an expected component of the Year 4 curriculum; therefore, it is an expectation that all students return their homework on time and to a good standard. Students who do not complete homework by the due date may need to do so during lunchtime.
 
Homework will be given to students on Thursdays and returned on Tuesdays.
 
Please continue to listen to your child read and practise their multiplication and division facts each night.
 
Absences
It is important that students come to school every day to help them achieve their full potential. If your child is away, please ensure a note is sent to the teacher explaining their absence when they return to school.
 
Lunch times
Please be aware that lunch times have slightly changed. First lunch is from 11:21 – 12:16 and Second lunch is from 1:50 – 2:20.
 
 
Parent Helpers
If you would like to be a parent helper in your child’s classroom or on an excursion, please complete a Working with Children check application form on the following website www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au. Once you have received your WWC card bring it into the office to be sighted and photocopied. If you need any assistance, please contact your child’s teacher or the office.
 

 

 
Mathematics
Number and Algebra:
  • Read, write and give place value up to 5 digit numbers
  • Counting, multiplication facts and number facts
  • Identifying strategies to solve addition equations
  • Investigating and solving number patterns
 
Measurement and Geometry:
·         Creating symmetrical patterns, pictures and shapes with and without digital technologies
·         Using instruments to measure and record different temperatures
 
Statistics and Probability:
·         Collecting data using a variety of methods such as a survey
·         Constructing data displays such as tables, column graphs and picture graphs
 
Integrated Curriculum
This term our topic is called “We are One, We are Many”. Some of the questions we will be focussing on are:
1.       What are Australia’s national symbols, emblems and why are they significant to Australia’s culture?
2.       What are Australia’s celebrations and commemorations and why are they significant to Australia’s culture?
3.        Why is it important to remember/celebrate our heritage and our nation?
4.       How have people from various cultural groups contributed to the nation and local community?