Year 4

Term 1 2019

The Year 4 Team 

There are five Year 4 classes this year. 

4A - Hilary - hilary@northmelbourneps.vic.edu.au

4B - Elly/Anita - benjamin.elly.e@edumail.vic.gov.au
4C - Tom mccormick.thomas.t@edumail.vic.gov.au
4D - Eve - wilson.eve.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

4E - Cat - coley.catherine.e@edumail.vic.gov.au


Term 1 Curriculum

For the first term, we will be settling into our classrooms, developing good school habits and learning the routines of our Year 4 spaces in the Treehouses and Cloud.


In Writing, students will be exposed to the value of a Writer's Notebook to organise and develop their ideas before progressing onto the exploration of the structure and features of each text type.


In Reading, the students will develop their reading comprehension strategies through explicit instruction, independent reading and responses, as well as working in small groups in Guided Reading sessions.


Numeracy will focus on the real life application of mathematics. In Term 1 students will focus on consolidating their addition strategies and developing their problem solving skills.


Students will be exploring the aforementioned within the context of Democracy and Australian Geography, with a particular focus on Civics and Citizenship.


Homework expectations - Starting Week 5

At the start of each term, students will be given a homework project, set out with activities to complete week by week. This will culminate in an end of term homework project exhibition. They will share this work with their peers and teachers during this designated project review afternoon.
It is expected that students work through each step, ready to share at the end of the term. Even though teachers will ask for updates throughout the term, homework is not something that will be checked on in any designated class time each week.
Students will have access to the digital work sharing space ‘SeeSaw,’ an interactive school approved app where students are encouraged to share their learning and respectfully comment and reflect on one another's project development.


Incursions

We’d love to utilise your expertise in our classrooms, if you are open and willing to come in and share any knowledge and skills with our students, please get in touch.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher,; we ask that you contact us via the email addresses listed above in order to organise a mutually convenient time to meet.