Year 4 Update Week 4
Monday 9th September – BHS staff training day….school closed
Friday 13th September – Diversity House Day….please wear green if you are in Diversity House, no donation money is needed.
Friday 13th September – Mid Autumn Festival Market…please bring some coins to spend at our market today
Thursday 26th September – Parent/Teacher Consultations...more information to follow
Monday 30th September – BHS staff training day…school closed
Tuesday 1st October – Public Holiday…school closed
Wednesday 2nd October – Parent/Teacher Consultation...more information to follow
Friday 4th October – last day of half term….have a great break next week!
Wednesday 16th October – Camp Information Evening 7pm….. in the school hall
Friday 18th October – PTA Bowling event
Tuesday 22nd October – PTA Bake Sale….please bring in some coins and a reusable container to buy some baked goodies to support our PTA
Friday 25th October – BHS staff training….school closed
Tuesday 29th & 30th October – school photos
Hot Weather – bring a hat every day! Also, can the girls please ensure their hair is tied back so it stays off their back, neck, and face – it’s just so much cooler and comfy for them. Thanks.
Well done to all children who prepared a speech or presentation for Student Council, you were all amazing! The following 3 students have been chosen by their classmates to represent their class at Student Council meetings.
4A – Hill Liu
4F – Amartya Agarwal
4J – Yik Wa Ho
Student Council Five Ways to Well Being Competion
If you are interested in designing the BHS logos for our 5 Ways to Well Being please hand in your designs by Friday 13th to Mr. Thompson.
We continued to work with Ms Jeves on making fantastic choices with our words! Sharing, revising and editing were important skills that we continued on with. We also played some fantastic word extension and sentence building games!
Place Value continued in class this week. Ordering numbers, placing numbers on a number line, greater than and less than and rounding were all consolidated here in class.
Mr Thompson also came in to work with us on some creative methods to figure out prime and composite numbers.
This week we took a look in to our own experiences. A simple journey to school can be so very different for children from other districts and of course countries. We took a look at how some children get to school and compared and contrasted it to our own.
This week 4J was lucky enough to be the very first winners of the Learning Centre Borrowing Awards…we borrowed the most books for the month of August. Well done to them! Let’s see if it can be your class in September. Don’t forget to bring your folder on your borrowing day.
Dance continued to be our focus in our class PE lessons. We will be continuing this for the next few weeks and hope to focus on making our own sequences and putting them together to make a short dance.
Transdipinary Theme: Who We Are
Central Idea: Experiences and beliefs shape a person’s actions.
Lines of Inquiry:
An inquiry into…
- how our actions affect our lives (Causation)
- people’ many and varied beliefs (Perspective)
- the interconnectedness of beliefs, experiences and actions (Connection)
This is our very first unit of Year 4 but this year it is a two-part UOI. The first half we will work on for this first four weeks of school and we will come back to it at the end of the year. We will be spending lots of time thinking about our own values and beliefs and things that are important to us and our family. It would be great if you could follow up these discussions with your child at home. What do you value as a family?
Central Idea : Base 10 place value system can be extended to represent size.
Lines of Inquiry :
An inquiry into…
- the patterns of 5 digit numbers and how they are represented
- representing number patterns using words, symbols, numbers and tables
We will be exploring the answers to these types of questions throughout this Place Value unit…
- How is place value a pattern?
- How can 5 digit numbers be partitioned?
- How can 5 digit numbers be renamed?
- What are the different ways 5 digit numbers can be represented?
- How can 5 digit numbers be ordered?
- How are 5 digit numbers rounded to the nearest 10, 100, 1000?
- When are 5 digit numbers rounded to the nearest 10, 100, 1000?
Writing – during this UOI we will be focussing on using fabulous vocabulary choices in our personal writing! We would love to see the children using fantastic words and interesting and creative sentence structures.
Throughout this UOI we are very lucky to have Ms Jeves, our Teaching and Learning Coach, continuing to come into work with us on improving our writing through extending our vocabulary.
Reading – we will be focussing on the comprehension strategy of Visualising throughout this UOI. Good readers construct mental images as they read a text. By using prior knowledge and background experiences, readers connect the author’s writing with a personal picture. Through guided visualisation, students learn how to create mental pictures as they read.
Throughout the year we will focus on all of the comprehension strategies to help with our understanding, fluency and comprehension.
Anji Imaizumi Wong from 4J
Shanica Yiu from 4F
Maths – please continue to work on the Mathletics tasks that your teacher has set for you. These could be to consolidate the Place Value work we have been doing in class or to revise the concepts or topics from Year 3 or they may even be concepts to pre-assess our next maths UOI.
Practicing and reviewing quick recall of your number facts is important! There is a great online program called Hit the Button which can help you to do this.
Prodigy – all 3 classes can continue their Prodigy maths gaming at home too!
Reading – please continue reading nightly together and signing your child’s diary. A comment every week would be a nice touch too. There are also questions in the front of the reading diaries that you could ask your child to help them with their comprehension. Don’t forget the importance of reading TO your child also. The teachers are busy assessing your children’s reading age and your child may come home in the next few weeks with a new reading colour band.
Spelling – please continue to learn your personal words at home ready for our buddy test on Friday.
Growth Mindset – we are trying to cultivate a growth mindset in our students here in BHS. To find out a little more please take a look…..