6 May 2019

Year 4 Update – Week 32

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Monday 13th May – Birthday of Buddha School Closed

Tuesday 14th May – BHS CPD Day School Closed

Friday 17th May – 4A Assembly

Tuesday 21st May – Year 4 Pizza lunch

Thursday 23rd May – BHS Summer concert 

Friday 24th May – 3G Assembly

Friday 31st May – 4W Assembly

Tuesday 4th June – Year 4 swimming lessons begin (see below)

Swimming Lessons
Year 4 swimming lessons will take place on every Tuesday in June (weather permitting). Each class will have one hour at the Kowloon Tsai pool with professional swimming coaches working with differentiated groups. Look out for an eNotice that you will receive later this month from Mr Teahan, as well as a questionnaire about your child’s current swimming ability.
Tuesday (begining 4th June)
4F – 9-10am*
4A – 10-11am
4W – 11am-12pm
*Please note that if your child is in 4F their bus to the pool will leave at 8.40am so they will need to be in school very punctually on Tuesdays once swimming begins.
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The students completed their research in groups of 3 in order to produce some really interesting presentations about an earth change of their choice. Well done everyone!

Here is some artwork related to our work on Earth changes…


The children continued to develop their understanding of the features of explanation texts. Some students were inspired by Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking contraptions animations to create a useful contraption for the classroom. They worked in pairs to design a contraption, then drew a flow chart to explain the process before writing an explanation text to go with it.



This week Year 4 have been rounding up our work on position and direction and shape by revising transformations (flip, turn and slide) and learning about different types of angles. Some of us also began thinking about temperature and using thermometers.

Here are some photos of 4F organising their own activities during our P.E. lesson this week…

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Central Idea:

Technology changes and challenges the way we express ourselves.

Lines of Inquiry:

  1. Digital tools for The Arts (Form)
  2. How to be respectful, responsible and aware of their online reputation (Responsibility)
  3. Creative expression through technology (Perspective)

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Next week the students will be thinking about their own technology usage, looking at some artwork related to technology to provoke their thinking and considering how they would deal with a range of internet safety-related scenarios.

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Central Idea:

Events have attributes that can be measured using appropriate tools

Lines of Inquiry:

  • The selection and correct use of standard units
  • Solving real-life problems using time, temperature, length, mass and capacity

Next week, the students will explore measurement again. This time our focus will be on the standard units used to measure temperature (celsius/centigrade), mass (kilograms) and capacity (litres). This work will include learning how to read the relevant scales to measure these units as well as practical work to put these skills into practice in real life. We will also undertake some problem-solving challenges related to these areas of measurement.

Please continue to help your children to practise their multiplication tables at home. Click the image below to access some online games that might support this….

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Writing to explain: Students will complete this text type inquiry by writing an independent, unaided explanation text to describe the process that takes place during one of the Earth changes we have been researching in U.O.I. Students should be including causal conjunctions, time connective and technical vocabulary in their work.

Reading Focus: REVISION of all 7 comprehension strategies

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4A – Marcus Chan
4F –
Shaun Ho
4W –
Nicole Cheng

Mandarin – Mark Yuen


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.

  • Ms Lynn – Please complete home learning assigned in Mandarin Matrix.