Year Four

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Term 4

Grade 4 Information

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Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships

RRRR is a wellbeing and resilience class-based program. This term students will be learning how to identify personal strengths and weaknesses and how to address these issues when in social situations. Students will be focusing upon the term value of empathy, in line with the school’s agreed values.

Specialists

All grade 4s attend three specialist lessons per week. These are; Science, Physical Education and Performing Arts.

Physical Education- Wednesday

Performing Arts & Art-Friday

Literacy

In reading groups, students are focusing on CAFE reading comprehension skills such as; author’s purpose and sequence. Students are reading and writing explanation texts and poetry.

In writing groups, students are focusing on a range of VCOP skills (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation).

Oral Language

Aldercourt Primary School employs Craig, a speech therapist. He is currently working on assessment of Oral Language skills at Aldercourt Primary School.

Library

Students visit the library every Wednesday where they can borrow and return books.

Mathematics

Students will be exploring and developing their skills when reading analogue clocks and when determining the likelihood of one event related or dependent upon another. Point of Need Maths is focused up0n division.

Mathematics Homework: Each week students will be required to practice some quick maths skills in their homework books.

Integrated Studies

The topic this term is Media Arts. Students are creating and filming movies (clay animation, green screen or live action)-they are making storyboards, props, models, scenes and scripts. Movies will be shared with a school in Taiwan and families invited in for our “Kids International Film Festival”.

Guitar

Grade 4s participate in weekly guitar lessons. They have the opportunity to learn the different chords and some songs.