17 Jun 2016

Year 4 Update – Wk 39

  • June 17th – Portfolios go home
  • June 20th – Meet the Teacher
  • June 20th – Portfolios return to school
  • June 22nd -Year 4 Swimming
  • June 21st –  Yr 6 Production for the students
  • June 24th – End of school year, 12.00 pm finish


In our UOI we continued ‘i’-time with digital media.  Each child has chosen their online platform to demonstrate their understanding of the unit and have begun working on it.  

Students have been reflecting on their learning by working on their portfolios.  Enjoy your sharing time with your child as you look through the work together.

 4M enjoyed swimming in the rain at the pool this week.  Our last session is next Wednesday.
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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:

  • Evaluating fake/real websites
  • Evaluating usefulness of websites



There will be no homework.

Library News
Wednesday 8th June was the last day for book borrowing from the library.  All books were expected to be returned by Friday 17th June.