3 Jun 2016

Year 4 Update – Wk 37

  • June 8th, 15th & 22nd – Year 4 Swimming
  • June 9th & 10th (Thursday & Friday) – School Closed
  • June 14th – Bake Sale
  • June 24th – End of school year, 12.00 pm finish


In our UOI we began our ‘i’-time with digital media.  Each child has explored an area of interest with digital media and will be continuing to learn about this through the unit.  You may have noticed that your child has been doing this at home.

Students began unpacking the report framework and began writing some of their own.

Swimming started this week.  The students were great but please remember to send in a $5 coin for the lockers. Sunscreen is vital as the pool is not very sheltered from the sun.  It is best to put the sunscreen on at home so it has a chance to penetrate the skin and be most effective, but sending in sunscreen is good too!
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How We Organise Ourselves

Central Idea: The way we communicate information through digital media can bring challenge, benefits and responsibilities.

Lines of Inquiry

  1. How new digital media is used and organised
  2. Evaluating information
  3. Our responsibility in virtual environments

This is a paperless unit, designed to encourage the students to see the positives and challenges of using digital media on a daily basis.  In the coming week the students will continue their personal inquiry through ‘i’-time and develop a platform for sharing their work.


Central Idea – Probability is based on chance and can be expressed in different ways

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Data from probability and how it can be collected, organized, displayed and analysed in different ways.
  • Different graph forms that highlight different aspects of probability data more efficiently.

The children will be:

  • Looking at the language of probability and chance (e.g. ‘likely’, ‘unlikely’, ‘certain’ and ‘impossible’)
  • Playing games to introduce the concept of chance (e.g. dice, card or board games)
  • Looking ways to record and analyse probability results.



To present information about something, generally describing an entire class of thing, whether natural or man-made.

The structure of an information report:

  •  an general opening statement or classification, for example sparrows are birds
  •  a series of paragraphs detailing aspects of the subject (can use sub-headings)
  •  diagrams or illustrations to aid the presentation of information
  •  concluding or summarising statement (this is not always necessary)
  •  a glossary to define terms

The children will be:

  • Looking at the features and elements of online information reports
  • Evaluating fake/real websites
  • Evaluating usefulness of websites


Maths – Daily Math Review

English – Prepositions

This week is only 3 days so homework will be collected on the Monday when we return.

Home Reading
We are fast running out of home reading books and the library teachers have been culling the ‘out of date’, mangled or ripped books to assist with the ordering of new texts for the upcoming school year.  In the meantime please make use of ‘Reading Eggspress’ for the home reading program.
Library News
Wednesday 8th June is the last day for book borrowing from the library.  All books are expected to be returned by the following Friday 17th June.