In term four, students will start their reading program by learning to make precise connections with texts when reading. They will be supported to explicitly identify how these connections deepen their understanding of a range of texts. Students will also learn to identify and interpret a range of literary devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts. In guided reading groups, students will learn to analyse authors’ craft and text purposes. They will analyse why and how authors use vocabulary, text structure and images to convey their message or deepen their plot or ideas. Students will also explore how authors develop characters and ideas across texts. Throughout the term, teachers will support students to articulate their ideas and respond to each other’s questions, opinions and reflections.
This term students are revisiting descriptive writing and narratives. They will develop their understanding of figurative language such as, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, similes and metaphors, and learn how to include these in their writing to engage the audience. They will begin to include mature themes in their stories and learn how to develop an idea and characters across the orientation, build-up, problem, resolution and ending. During the second half of the term, we will be revisiting persuasive writing, this time focusing on a range of text types including writing pieces, speeches, debates and posters. Students will have the opportunity to research information needed to support their point of view and will learn to use persuasive devices with greater control to convince their readers.
This term in maths, students will be working with fractions with a strong focus on partitioning areas, lengths and collections; locating fractions on a number line and working with halves, thirds, quarters and fifths. At the end of the term, students will focus on financial maths, working with decimal numbers in worded problems. Throughout the term, students will be supported to share their mathematical thinking and show their working out.
In applied, students will investigate telling the time by reading, making and drawing analogue and digital clocks to the nearest minute. They will also learn to use am and pm notation when solving simple time problems. Student will learn to convert between units of time.
This term in inquiry, grade four students will be learning about science. We will be exploring how to identify the three main states of matter: solids, liquids and gas. Students will expand their knowledge of matter through making hypothesises, conducting experiments, recording observations and drawing conclusions. We will also be focusing on the 21CLD skills of collaboration and skilful collaboration. They will achieve this through independent and small group projects and investigations.