YEAR FOUR NEWS
In Religious Education the children will continue to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist by further developing their understandings. Please note that the children will be required to attend a Eucharist Enrolment Mass at Infant Jesus Parish on the 22 and 23 July.
Our Literacy learning time will continue to focus on the development of Reading, Writing and Word Study skills. During our reading sessions, our focus is on comprehending a range of texts, be they fiction or non-fiction. Our guided reading sessions will focus on fully understanding the text and trying to relate it to the children's life and experiences.
Our writing sessions will focus on Informational Reports, Persuasive texts and Narratives. During writing, the children will use their knowledge of European explorers and the content learnt in History and Geography to create these text types.
Our Mathematical learnings will continue to focus on the Number and Algebra strand by exploring on the relationship between multiplication and division. The children look at this relationship by exploring fact families, which is simply understanding the relationship between multiplication and division. For example, if the child knows that 3 times 4 is 12, then they know that 12 divided by 3 is 4. The will also start to learn about division in its short form and word problems as well as double digit by single digit multiplication.
Another mathematical emphasis continues to be the consolidation of Times Tables. The children are expected to know their times tables by the end of Year 4. They should know and understand the tables as well as being able to recall them mentally with speed and accuracy. This will support their learning with deeper mathematical concepts.
Other Mathematical areas of focus are Geometry and Statistics and Data. In Geometry the aim is to understand and use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret information contained in basic maps. This will be tied in the with children learning of explorers and the routes they traveled. In Statistics and Chance, the children will be looking at data representation and interpretation by conducting their own surveys.
The Integrated Learning program for this semester will enable the children to further explore and discover different environments around the world. The children have been fascinated at the way people lived and how European Explorers would journey for months to discover new places in our world. They will also be exploring sustainability and jobs that help our world to survive and thrive.
During our Health sessions, the children are learning about healthy lifestyles and how they can make healthy decision. They will compare the way we live today to how the explores lived and explore the different foods of today with the food that people ate in the past.
This will be another exciting Term for our budding musicians at Infant Jesus. The Choir, Concert Band, Ensembles and Soloists shall all turn their attention towards finessing the finer details of Performance in readiness of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
With the Festival fast approaching, just a reminder that entries close on 8 May. If you are interested in your child participating in the Festival please contact me [email protected].
Please note no child will be eligible to enter after this date, so please if considering contact me immediately.