Year Levels - Year 4

 
Welcome back to Term 3. We hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable break. We are looking forward to working closely with you and your child to achieve their goals. Just a reminder that students are not to be at school before 8:30 am. The soft start begins at 8:45 am. It is important that students arrive at school fresh from a good night’s sleep, with a healthy snack and lunch. 

Important Dates / Upcoming Events
Tuesday 6 August: Cardytoons In-School Activity
Thursday 8 August: Three-Way Conferences
Wednesday 21 August: Book week, dress-up parade
Wednesday 21 August: TIMS (THRASS, ICT, Maths & Science) Family night
Friday 23 August: Curriculum Day – Student-free day
Friday 30 August: Afrobeat In-School Activity
Tuesday 10 September: School Concert – Matinee and Evening performances
Wednesday 11 September: School Concert – Matinee and Evening performances
Friday 20 September: Last Day of Term 3 – 2:30pm finish
 
Homework
Homework will commence in week 2. 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 Thursday 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
A reminder that that lunch times are as follows: First lunch is from 11:21am – 12:16pm and Second Lunch is from 1:50pm – 2:20pm.

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.
 
 
Specialist Timetable
3/4A: Monday - Italian / Tuesday - Library / Wednesday - Computer, P.E. & Science / Friday - Art
4J: Monday - Science / Tuesday - Italian / Wednesday - Computer & P.E. / Friday - Library
4P: Monday - Science / Wednesday - Italian, Computer & P.E. / Friday - Library
4V: Wednesday - Italian, P.E. & Science / Thursday - Library / Friday - Computer
4C: Wednesday - Italian, P.E. & Science / Thursday - Library / Friday - Computer & Art
 
English
Reading and Viewing: 
Reading fiction and non-fiction texts
Developing comprehension skills during daily guided reading sessions, including finding the main idea, making predictions and recalling facts and details
Reading with fluency and expression
Writing:
Composing recounts and information reports
Revising and developing the use of punctuation including capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and quotation marks
Proof-reading and editing skills
Demonstrating the correct joined handwriting technique
Using nouns, proper nouns, verbs and adjectives 
Further developing spelling strategies of phonics and spelling rules
Analysing and writing cinquain and haiku poems
Speaking and Listening:
Developing speaking and listening skills through correct diction, pace and volume, asking and answering questions and following directions

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 and subtraction equations
Investigating and solving number patterns
Use a range of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems 
Recognise, record and link fractions, decimals and percentages 
Measurement and Geometry:
Creating symmetrical patterns, pictures and shapes with and without digital technologies
Using instruments to measure and record different temperatures
Finding the area of a shape 
Measuring mass in grams and kilograms
Measuring capacity in millilitres and litres
Converting between minutes and hours and seconds and minutes
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 
Identifying independent and dependent events
 
Integrated Curriculum
This term our topic is related to our whole school Concert and The Arts. Students will learn about the different areas of the Arts including; Dance, Drama, Media Arts and Music. Some of the questions we will be focusing on are:
1. How does music, dance and drama communicate a message?
2. How do dance and drama elements communicate a message to the audience?
3. How can we create a media artwork to communicate a message to an audience?