Churchlands Primary School

Term 4 2017

What’s happening in room 9?

 Term 4 already!  Mr Della will be in room 9 every day for the first six weeks this term. During Mr Della’s practicum he will be involved in preparing and delivering lessons as well as the associated assessment and evaluation processes. Please make sure you continue to log onto our Room 9 Seesaw page so that you can be a part of our learning and keep up-to-date with our progress.

A general outline of each subject is displayed below.

 

ENGLISH

Words their way for spelling and vocabulary development. Fortnightly spelling lists are in the students folders to be practiced at home. Spelling homework tasks are as follows: week 1 spelling definitions, week 2 spelling sentences. Homework is collected and marked every Friday morning.

Guided reading and Literacy Pro program to develop reading fluency and comprehension in small groups. The comprehension strategies we will be looking at during our guided reading sessions this term are Identifying author’s purpose and interpreting Figurative Language. Reading for a minimum of 10 minutes at home is expected on a daily basis.

Writing: We will continue to work on writing simple, compound and complex sentences in our daily writing tasks. Students will continue to write to their Year 5 pen-pal from Hammond Primary School. Language features to include: heading, date, greeting, content, closing, signature and post script. We will also commence a poetry unit in week 2 this term and explore free verse, cinquain, sensory, shape, haiku and talismanic poetry. Language feature to include: alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, personification, hyperbole, symbolism, rhyme, rhythm and repetition.

 

MATHEMATICS

Based on the Envision Program, we will continue the measurement and geometry unit this term as we look at area, volume and perimeter. We will then move onto statistics and probability in week 3. Weekly Mathletics tasks will be set to compliment these topics. Students are expected to complete their daily mental maths tasks at home and this will be marked in class the following day.

 

SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Physical Science We will be learning all about forces! The year 4 classes are in charge of maintaining the Bush Tucker garden this semester! During term 3 we weeded the garden and this term we will be planting native Aboriginal plants and creating a name plaque for each plant.

 

HASS

This term we are moving onto the Civics and Citizenship unit. Students will be learning about rules, laws and the different types of government. The year 4 classes will participate in two incursions: Wednesday 18th October on Democracy and Wednesday 25th October on rules and laws.

 

HEALTH

This term we will focus on term 4 goal setting, relationships and the importance of healthy eating and maintaining physical health.  We will continue to look at the 16 Habits of Mind. Exemplary use of a particular HOM will be in the running to get the Bounce Backer of the Week award each Friday.

 

COLLABORATION/ASSESSMENTS

All programs in year 4 at Churchlands Primary School have been developed collaboratively between the year 4 teachers. We regularly moderate our assessments and tasks to ensure consistency between classes.

If you have any queries or need further information about the progress of your child, please feel free to contact me. My email is tanya.grescos@education.wa.edu.au

 

REMINDERS

Lexia Reading Core 5 and Mathletics are online for homework.Mental maths books to be brought in on Fridays for their weekly test.

 

Monday- library

Tuesday- art and sport

Wednesday- music

Friday- sport and drama

 

With kind regards,

 

Tanya Grescos