Term 3 in Grade 4
In English, Grade Four students will read and respond to an increasing range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
They will explore features of non -fiction texts and compare and contrast to fiction titles. The Lexile home reading program will continue, allowing children to read a variety of engaging, levelled texts and complete online comprehension quizzes.
In Writing, children will be writing narratives (Dreamtime stories) as well as procedural text. Weekly ‘Talk Homework’ will continue to be an integral part of developing oral language skills.
During Mathematics this term, Grade Four students will participate in a variety of daily activities designed to develop mental mathematical skills. Students will be given the opportunity to explore and extend their knowledge in lessons covering multiplication, division and measurement (length, perimeter and area). They will work together to solve worded problems and identify mathematical challenges in everyday life. Students will continue to use the Mathletics online program to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom.
For our Inquiry unit, students will focus on Australian History (the nature of contact between Aborigines and the first white settlers). They will explore the life and navigation of one famous Australian explorer.
Children will also be celebrating Book Week in August 20th-24th; a character dress up parade and literature art activities will be enjoyed throughout the week.
Regards Grade 4 Team.