30 Nov 2018

Year 4 Update – Week15

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Thursday 6th December – Y1- 6 PTA Disco

Friday 7th December – BHS Well-Being Day (details to follow soon)

Wednesday 12th December – BHS Christmas Concert

Thursday 13th December – Year 4 Christmas Lunch

Friday 14th December – 12pm END OF TERM






U.O.I This week we started our new unit of inquiry where the students began to investigate into their understanding of exploration and discoveries. Students also used their Padlet to share what they already know about exploration and discovery such as famous explorers.




Central Idea

 Changes in our word can happen through exploration and discovery..

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into…

  • A range of explorers and discoveries (form)
  • Explorations and discoveries that have changed our world (change)
  • The reasons why people choose to explore and discover (causation)

Next week, the students will be investigating different explorers and discoveries and looking at the impact they had in different parts of the world.

Central Idea:

An inquiry into: The operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are related to each other and are used to solve problem

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. The different ways to model/show multiplication and division
  2. Mental strategies that can be used to solve multiplication and division
  3. Written strategies that can be used to solve multiplication and division

Writing focus: Writing to persuade
Over the next few weeks, the students will be focusing on different persuasive techniques in writing.
Comprehension Strategies: Summarise and synthesise
We continue our work on our reading comprehension strategy of determining importance by undertaking research into a new animal and making decisions about which information is IMPORTANT and which information is just INTERESTING.

Well done to all our Golden Book winners this week!
Kisten Wong 4W
Ryan Chen 4A
Fae Chui 4A
Thomas Yuan 4A
Oscar Yip 4F
The students have 8 spellings each week that they will need to practise at home. They will have 3 spelling tests each week to make sure they know how to spell their words correctly on a consistent basis.
Students should read everyday and talk to an adult about the text they have selected. This can be a chance for them to practise their comprehension strategies
  • Mon, Weds, Fri – borrow a BHS home reading book
  • Tues, Thurs – read a book online from Big Universe

All children should aim to spend 30 minutes per week completing their assigned Mathletics tasks and/or practising their times tables.


All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.