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Year 4 Week Ahead Information

13 May 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 4.

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Information and Reminders

Tuesday 17th May: Soccer Day at SAS

Wednesday 18th May: Year 4 Field Trip to Metro (morning only)

Thursday 19th May – 23rd May: Primary FOBISIA Games in Vietnam

As Mr Kalff will be accompanying the FOBISIA students to Vietnam, his class 4A will join 4B and 4C for Thursday, Friday and Monday of the following week. Based on the numbers of children attending FOBISIA from Year 4, this means that the class sizes will still only lie at approximately 18 students per class. Further information will be sent to Year 4 parents in a separate letter.

Stars of the Week

4A:  Skye

4B:  Marissa

4C:  Julian


Tying into our topic ‘What’s on the Menu?’, students will continue looking at instructional writing. This will come in the form of writing a recipe. The focus will be on using time conjunctions in order to put steps in chronological order. We will also be looking at verbs and adverbs in order to better describe how each step should be performed. In addition to this, we will be focusing on presentation skills, as students will be demonstrating and recording their recipes. We will also be recapping on our reading skills and looking in detail at inference and prediction.


In Maths next week, we will be revisiting coordinate points and translations on the coordinate plane. Students will be looking at moving a shape up, down, left and right throughout the four quadrants. As we worked with compass directions during the residential, we will be having a closer look at this area of maths as well. Students will be working in groups to create a set of directions using coordinate points around the school.


In topic this week, we will be learning as Geographers and investigating where food comes from. Students will be learning about how food is produced, in particular on farms. We then will be going on a field trip to Metro supermarket where students will be involved in a treasure hunt activity. The aim of this will be for students to realise that some foods travel a long way before they end up on our plates. We will then be investigating farming in China and comparing this to the farming done in other countries. Students will realise that every country has conditions which benefit certain crops and livestock. Finally, students will work in groups to create an advertisement for the fictitious restaurant they are designing.