What’s On in Year Four - Term 1
Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a wonderful break and are as ready and keen as we all are for the year ahead.
We are continuing the SMART spelling program throughout every year level of Gardenvale Primary School and the students will be familiar with the program from their experience in Year 3.
In Year 4 the students continue learning the CAFÉ strategies of this reading program which focuses on comprehension, analysis/application, fluency and expanding vocabulary.
Handwriting is also an important subject Year 4 as the students strive to attain their pen licenses – until then, it is definitely pencil only!
Our mathematics focus for their term includes understanding numbers, place value, mental computations and, of course, practising multiplication tables. The student complete pre and post assessments to help us guide the planning and targeting of teaching and learning. It also enables students to see their own progress in these areas.
This term our inquiry unit is all about ‘Our Changing Relationships’. It is an integrated unit that encourages the students to discuss their attributes, emotions and the way in which they perceive themselves and others. We explore areas of friendship in terms of how to be a good friend, how to develop and maintain friendships and the rewards to be reaped by being a good friend. We also spend time on conflict resolution and how we can make a difference in the ways that we interact with people in our lives.
Below are some dates to keep in mind for Term One
Monday 2nd March to Wednesday 4th March - Year 4 Camp at Arrabri Lodge
Thursday 12th March -Team Building Incursion
Friday March 27th -Term 1 concludes at 2:30pm
Bridget Wells, Victoria Pidhirny, Sue Grant & Hock Meng Tan
Year 4 teachers