Grades three and four

2018

 

Fabulous 3/4!

 

Term two, in grade three and four, will be an educational adventure. We are looking forward to an amazing term of learning new content, revising things we may have had exposure to and practising new skills. 

 

English:

During Reading sessions, students will continue to work on their ‘Word Solving’ skills- identifying words with multiple meanings, discussing alternative meanings and selecting the precise meaning within the text. Students will learn to notice variety in layouts (words in bold or larger font, or italics). They will evaluate aspects of a text that add to enjoyment (for example, humorous characters or situations).

 

During Writing sessions, students will continue to develop their knowledge of writing through planning, drafting and revising persuasive pieces. Persuasive writing is a form of nonfiction writing that encourages careful word choice, the development of logical arguments and a cohesive summary. Students will be guided through a series of simple steps in an effort to develop their persuasive writing skills.

 

Maths:

During Mathematical sessions, students will continue to revise, develop and delve deeper into addition/subtraction, place value, shape and financial maths. Students will make models of three-dimensional objects and describe key features using materials such as origami.  They will investigate nets of simple 3D objects, including prisms and pyramids. Students will represent money values in multiple ways and count the change required for simple transactions. They will be given opportunities to use equivalent number sentences involving subtraction to find unknown quantities and create and solve number story problems in addition and subtraction. Students will combine knowledge of addition facts and partitioning to aid computation. They will create and solve number story problems in addition/subtraction using real-life situations.

 

Mappen:

Students will explore the impact of change as they learn about what has remained the same and what has changed over time. They will imagine what it was like to be an explorer as they create a documentary about a fictional exploration. Students will also consider the significance of commemorations around the world.

This unit will give students an appreciation of the importance of our history; what we have learnt from our past and how we need to cherish things that must never change. Our students will be conscious of the fact that what they are doing now and what is happening in their world now will become the history of tomorrow.

We cannot wait for the term to get underway. Please come into our classrooms to have look at our learning tasks. If you have any queries please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Kind Regards,

Hannah Giacomini, Owen Macer, Jaclyn Adams, Jessye Blakis, Ashlee Koelmann and Jacque Rowe.  

 

3/4 Team.