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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

18 March 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4

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Information and Reminders

Thank you to all parents for your support with the book week costumes. The children looked fabulous and we have had a lovely week celebrating the joys of reading.

Next week is International Week. If you have not contacted your child's class teacher to confirm which country your child will represent in the parade, please get in touch with them.

International week

Monday 21st March - 25th March - No CCAs this week

Monday 21st March - 25th March - International week

Monday 21st March – Y4 & Y5 Residential Parent Information Meeting – 6pm – Auditorium, Performing Arts Centre

Monday 21st March – U11 FOBISIA Primary Games Parent Information Meeting – 7.15pm – The Hive

Wednesday 23rd March - International Parade & Food Fair – 9am

Thursday 24th March – An evening of international music – 7pm - Auditorium, Performing Arts Centre

Friday 25th March - Term two ends


Stars of the Week:

4A:  Kayleigh

4B: Max

4C:  Julie



To continue with our learning last week on writing fables and legends, we will be looking at these types of stories that originate from Ancient Egypt. Students will have a chance to read and listen to several different fables, legends and creation stories from around the world in order to get a better understanding of what they entail.  They will be then looking at the use of speech and how they can add this to their writing to add more description and life to their stories. We will also recap on creating a vivid setting, interesting characters and a plot that will grab the reader. Given the type of writing that we are looking at, students should be able to come up with a lesson or an explanation of how something happens through their writing.



In Maths we will be revisiting fractions this week. We will be looking at fractions, in particular equivalent fractions.  Students will be learning to recognise and find families of equivalent fractions.  After this we will be working on finding fractions of amounts.  We will also be reviewing writing the decimal equivalents of numbers as hundredths and thousandths.  All this will then be used to solve word problems in an investigation setting. 



The focus this week in topic will be basing our learning around International Week.  The Year 4 classes will be learning about countries within North and South America which include the United States, Mexico and Belize.  This ties in with our topic of Ancient Egypt, as in some of our learning we will be looking at the history of these countries.   Each class will have the opportunity to learn about each of these countries and do some activities based on each of them.  We will also have the opportunity to share our learning with classes that we are partnered with in other year groups.  This along with the International Day Parade and the Food Fair will make for a week full of fun and learning about the diverse countries that make up the world today.