Tuesday

Hello !

 

Yesterday we welcomed a new student into 4HA. Welcome Adeng.

This morning we started our day with something different. The teachers are collecting some data about student achievement in literacy and numeracy by using an online assessment called PAT testing. Today was the children’s first experience with this and they did a fantastic job.

We have encouraged them to slow down a little as they work through the assessments to ensure they are giving each question the attention it requires. The data from these assessments will assist us with developing our learning programs and inform our teaching in the future.

 

Literacy:

Today we continued reading Charlotte’s web. As part of our reading we are examining some of the new vocabulary we are hearing in the text.

Yesterday we looked at the words

  • monotonous
  • forsake
  • distinguish

 

Numeracy:

Today we continued our fraction investigations. It was great to see the children challenging themselves to explore some of the more complex fraction concepts.

 

Have a great day !

 

 

 

Week 2

Hello all,

Our apologies for the delay between posts.

 

We have started the term off with a very busy schedule.

 

Literacy:

This term we continue our book study on Charlotte’s Web. The children have been busy getting to know the characters and exploring the themes in the book.

 

Writer’s workshop:

In Week One many of the children submitted an entry for the Salisbury Short Story competition. Those that did not enter still worked hard on a short story based on their own choice of topic.

It is wonderful to see the children working on a range of text types during these workshops.

 

Numeracy:

This term we are continuing our Fraction investigations.

We have been working hard on the following concepts:

  • halves, thirds and quarters
  • Fractions on a number line
  • Comparing fractions
  • Fractions of a collection
  • Fraction notation

 

Religion:

This term we will be completing our focus on the Sacraments in the Catholic Church. Soon we will be commencing an investigation into the liturgical calendar.

Year 4’s are busy preparing for the RELAT test later in the term

 

Have a great week.