7 Jan 2019

Year 4 Update – Week 17


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Tuesday 15th Bake Sale

Saturday 19th ESF Cross Country

Friday 18th 4F Assembly 9am Hall

Tuesday 22nd Popcorn Day TBC

Thursday 31st CNY Performance Time TBC

Friday 1st February Chinese Cultural Activities Day

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. 

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This week 4W were the final class to go on the HK Forestry trip. All of the classes had a fantastic time learning new skills in a lovely outdoor environment.
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This week the students have continued to investigated different explorers from around the world. The students are also still working on their D.I.Y.org projects. They still have two weeks to complete three tasks in order to collect a badge before the end of this unit.

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 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 Y4 students will start investigating different scientists, their discoveries and the impact they had on the world.   

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Central Idea:
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
    1. Mental strategies that can be used to solve multiplication and division
  1. Written strategies that can be used to solve multiplication and division

Next week in Mathematics we will continue looking at different multiplication and division strategies. and applying them to problem solving. It would help the students if they practice their times tables fluency at home as well as in school.

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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

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4A Tsz Kiu
4F Caroline Noel
4W Carlson Lam
4W Cactus Chan
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.