Welcome to Week 4 !
Can you believe how quickly the term is going?
We started our day with Prayer and reading the Gospel of Matthew. Today we shared how the angel came to Joseph to tell him he was going to be the father of Jesus. We talked about the name Emmanuel and its meaning of “God is with us”.
Year 4 students are preparing for the Religious Literacy assessment in Week 6 and we will continue to share different scripture throughout the next few weeks as part of that preparation.
School photos were taken today. If you had not yet returned your form but still wanted to order, please return your form by Wednesday.
Today we explored the idea of ‘making a movie in your head’ while reading. The children chose their favourite scene from the book so far. We had some amazing illustrations and visualisations.
Library: Year 4 read a wonderful text in library about being welcoming, sharing and making new friends.
Today we were finally able to share our learning with parents, friends and the school!
The teachers were the facilitators of learning for the students. All the learning presented was lead by each student.
If you were able to attend thank you for being a part of your child’s learning.
We have had a very busy day of learning.
We started our day with Come Read With Me which gives everyone an opportunity to read their borrowed library books as well as books they bring in from home.
We are reaching the end of our shared text Charlotte’s Web
We explored how Wilbur’s friendship with Fern improved his life and how Charlotte’s friendship touched his life.
In the text Wilbur wins an impromptu award and the children had to imagine what this award might be for.
Today while the Year 3’s were at Music the Year 4’s focused on addition of dollars and cents. We explored extended place value with decimal points.
There was lots of new learning, persistence and resilience on display.
Year 3’s returned and they focused on different ways to make monetary amounts using a combination of notes and coins.
We will continue exploring these concepts throughout the week.
Today in PE the students enjoyed Tennis. They focused on racket familiarisation, forehand , drop and hit serve.
Today we commenced our inquiry into the liturgical calendar.
Our provocation today was:
Why do we sometimes have purple cloth on the prayer table and other times it’s green?
We will be continuing this inquiry throughout the week.
Some of the children in 3/4 MA HA entered the Salisbury Library Short story competition early in the term.
Please see below for an invitation for those interested in attending the opening night.
What a beautiful day!
Today we spent the morning exploring the idea of friendship from our class text Charlotte’s Web
We discussed the characteristics of Wilbur’s friends Fern and Charlotte.
Ayrton: I’d rather be friends with Wilbur as he is friendly but playful as well
Charlie: I would rather be Charlotte friends because I have all ways wanted a pet spider that code talk
It cold tell me when it is hungry or other tings and I will have a lot of fun with it.
Helen: I would rather pick Wilbur because he is kind and if I was with Charlotte I might have stepped on her but Wilbur is big enough and more playful because Charlotte is always busy working on her web or doing something else.
Kayla R : Both charlotte and Wilbur are good friends for different reasons. Like charlotte could save me from someone killing me if a was charlottes friend. I could be Wilbur’s friend and always have someone to talk to. It was a hard decision but I know what happens in the end so…I would rather be friends with Wilbur because I’m scared of spiders and if I was friends with Charlotte my parents would probably want kill her just because she is a spider. Also, I did not pick charlotte because spiders die after having babies so, that would mean that Wilbur would live longer to be my best friend. I think Wilbur would be a good friend to me because, he cares not only about himself but he also cares for Charlotte and Fern. I also think that if a get sad about my dad when he goes back to hospital for a few days just like he did last night Wilbur would be there with me the whole time to keep me happy.
Meitraeyi : I would chose Wilbur because charlotte will die early if you step on her .when spider have to many babies she might die.The reason i chose Wilbur is because he is very playful and charlotte is a adult and adult don’t really play. Wilbur is Awsome at backflips and very active .
Isaiah: I would rather be friends with Wilbur because Wilbur looks cute and Charlotte is a spider and I hate spiders and Wilbur is the nicest one in the book, he is the nicest animal on the farm and Charlotte is kinda bossy. Wilbur cares about everyone in the book but Charlotte kinda cares about everyone but that much.
Jed:I would be frees wife wilber because he live longer and he can wile and I like him And his proslate.and he is a pig and I like a pigs
Nhu:I like Wilbur because
- He is Humble
- He is Cute
- He is Radiant
- He is Unique
Ruby: I would rather be charlottes friend because she loves everyone, she is caring and she would help anyone who needs help even if she didn’t want to she would still do it.
Sukhman:I rather be friends with Charlotte because she is kind and she helped Wilbur from dieingand and she is brave to Save Wilbur and she smart And clever.
Today for writer’s workshop we got onto the topic of fairy tales. It seems we have a lot of students interested in exploring fairy tales and perhaps writing some of their own fairy tales. For now we are finishing the texts we have already started.
Numeracy: We are commencing our investigations on Money this week. To start off we were given he task of telling the teachers everything we already knew about money!
This afternoon we joined the rest of the school in the hall for singing practice. We have a whole school mass on Thursday at 1130 to celebrate the feast day of Mary McKillop. Parents are welcome to join us.
Have a great week.
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.
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
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 !
Our apologies for the delay between posts.
We have started the term off with a very busy schedule.
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.
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.
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
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.