Year Levels - Year 4

Welcome back to Term 4. We hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready for a busy term. Please remember that the sun-smart rule, ‘No Hat, No Play’ applies in term 4. All students must be in full summer school uniform, including black school shoes and school hat.

Important Dates / Upcoming Events

Tuesday 6 November: No School - Melbourne Cup Day
Wednesday 7 November: School Art Show
Thursday 8 November: School Show Day 3.30pm -- 5.00pm
Thursday 29 November: Italian Day
Monday 17 December: Parents and Friends afternoon tea -- 2.00pm
Tuesday 18 December: Reports go home/Meet the teacher
Thursday 20 December: Class parties
Friday 21 December: Last day of school/Kris Kringle - 12.30pm finish

Homework

Homework is an important part of your child’s learning. Homework complements classroom learning and fosters good study habits by providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. At Craigieburn South Primary School it is a school expectation that all students complete homework, which comprises of daily reading and a weekly homework sheet. It is extremely important that the homework is returned by the due date to ensure there is sufficient time for it to be checked and corrected by the classroom teacher. Supporting your child to complete set homework will support their learning and help instil good study habits..

Uniform

As it is term 3, all students do need to wear their winter uniform. The winter uniform consists of the winter dress (which can be worn with blue tights or long socks), pants, polo shirt, jumper or jacket. Please ensure your child is wearing supportive black school shoes every day. School hats do not need to be worn this term, however, a plain navy beanie can be worn outside on cold days. Please remember to clearly label your child’s jumpers and other belongings.

Absences

It is important that students come to school every day to help them achieve their potential. If your child is away, please ensure a note is sent to the teacher explaining the absence.

Specilaist Timetable

3/4A: Wednesday - P.E. & Library / Friday - Italian, Art & Library

4J: Tuesday - Library / Wednesday - Italian / Friday - Computer & P.E.

4P: Wednesday - P.E. / Thursday - Italian & Library / Friday - Science

4V: Tuesday - Library / Thursday - Italian / Friday - Computer & P.E.

4K: Wednesday - Library & Italian / Friday - P.E. & Science

English

Reading and Viewing:
• Reading fiction and non-fiction texts
• Developing comprehension skills during daily Guided Reading sessions, including comparing and contrasting a text, identifying the author’s purpose, making connections and inferences about the texts they have read
• Reading with fluency and expression

Writing:
• Composing different text types including narratives, procedural and persuasive texts
• Revising and developing the use of punctuation including apostrophes, question marks and quotation marks
• Proof-reading and editing skills
• Demonstrating the correct joined handwriting technique
• Further developing spelling strategies to attempt unfamiliar words

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:
• Revising the four processes; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• Locating fractions on a number line
• Identifying common equivalent fractions
• Identifying the connection between fractions and decimals
• Understanding that the place value chart extends to tenths and hundredths

Measurement and Geometry:
• Using scaled containers to measure capacity in millilitres and litres
• Using scales to measure and compare mass in grams and kilograms

Statistics and Probability:
• Constructing data displays such as tables, column graphs and picture graphs
• Analysing data displayed in tables and graphs
• Identifying dependent and independent chance events

Integrated Curriculum

1. How and why does an inventor plan and design inventions/new products?
2. How and why do inventions change over time?
3. What kinds of processes are required to make the inventions?
4. How and why did you plan and design your invention?
5. How do inventors make improvements to their prototypes? (sustainability function)
6. What safe work practices did you use during the process of your invention?

Students will be working through a 5-step design process to create a new product or make modifications to an existing product.

Students will use the skills learnt throughout the term to complete a STEM Desert Island Challenge.