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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

05 February 2016

Find out what we are covering after we return from the Chinese New Year holidays.

Information and Reminders

A reminder that school starts at 8.30am prompt. Please ensure your child arrives at school ready to be in class at 8.30am. 

February 6th – 14th - Chinese New Year Break 

Monday 15th  February - First day back at school 

Wednesday 17th February – Junior parent workshop and coffee morning 10.30am – 11.30am. The theme for this workshop will be eSafety, how we use iPads in the classroom to enhance learning and advice for parents on screen time at home. 

The Year 4 Team hopes that you have a wonderful, safe and relaxing Chinese New Year Holiday!  We look forward to seeing you when you return! - Xin Nian Kuai Le!


After the holidays Year 4 will be focusing on non-fiction texts linked to our topic How Humans Work. Students will be looking at different texts and learning how paragraphs are organised around headings and sub-headings.  In addition to this, students will be learning how to identify key sections and words from texts, putting them into note form and then rewriting non-fiction texts in their own words.  There will also be a grammar focus on tenses as non-fiction texts are usually written in the present tense.


In maths Year 4 will be continuing to link to our topic How Humans Work.  Students will be using the data that has been collected through learning about heart rates, the heart, taking their pulse and exercise, to create graphs.  From these graphs, students will be able to draw conclusions and show what they have learned.


In Topic, Year 4 students will be learning about the heart, how to label it and explain how it works.  In addition to this, we will be learning about heart rate; how it is measured, how it changes and how it relates to our pulse.  In addition to this, we will be looking at the human skeleton.  In particular, which bones are the most important, comparing the skeleton to animal skeletons and learning the names of all the major bones in the body.