Year 4

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Week 2

HOME INQUIRY – WEEK 2
This week coming, students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home.
Reading and comprehension of the text (approx. 15 minutes each night). Students received a new Reading Log at the start of the term

NOTE: Reminder to bring reading logs back to school, filled out and ready to sign on Fridays (Both classes)

Times table focus – revise all tables

How we organise ourselves – Students will be working on their Evidence of learning tasks this week, and so they may bring home questions that pertain to their individual work. Please take time to ask them questions also, in order to help them think more deeply about their work, and make new connections.

Year 4 Newsletter
Term 4, Week 1

Dear parents,

Welcome to term 4 – It’s unbelievable that it is that time again! Longer days and more sunshine (soon, maybe!)
This term, we welcome Mr. John Greenwood to the 4P class. He is replacing Mr. Stephen Paech for the rest of the year.

WEEK 1 REFLECTION

This week we revisited our Essential Agreements for the class, and posted them to seesaw.

The Central Idea for the “How we organize ourselves” was the focus, and students from each class decided on their own third line of Inquiry. The task sheet for evidence of learning has also been posted on seesaw. There is a very high interest in this unit, and this week, we began a comparative study between towns of a similar size to the one in the task. Ask your children what they have discovered. The towns we are comparing are Waikerie, Kadina and Coober Pedy (Although the population figures vary for Coober Pedy and we think it’s more like 2,000 than 3,000)

In Maths this week we have worked on place value with decimals to two decimal places, and concentrated on reading/saying the numbers correctly.

For Christian Studies, Pastor Greg completed the final class session for Step-Up to Communion this week. You should have received a letter about a further session involving parents before making a decision about this (Letters were sent home at the end of last term)

We also spent some time on a provocation for the next unit – the Triune nature of God.

WEEK 2 CURRICULUM

How we organize ourselves – Students will begin individual research for their Evidence of Learning task after completing a comparative study between the three towns mentioned above.

Maths – Looking at money ($ c – 2 decimal places) and playing a shopping game involving giving change, using percentages (30 % off etc)

English –Daily 5 will begin again, and will continue to support word work (Spelling and vocabulary), reading and writing skills.

Christian Studies – We will begin work on our new unit about God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

REMINDERS

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 1G/23W/56Z. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30pm on Mondays.
  • Chapel –Chapel this Friday 15th October led by Pastor Greg and Chapel Friday 26th October led by Jason.
  • P & F meeting – Monday October 22 in the Staff Admin Building – all welcome!
  • Children of Christ – Next event Bike Night 16th November more information to come
  • Cyber safe families – Monday 5th November at 7pm in the Worship Centre. Cybersafe families will be presenting an information session on effectively managing the digital environment in your homes. Bookings are essential and can be made through the school website.
  • Edumate – Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to ensure that the medical information which we hold at school is current (this is held on Edumate). We have come across a few situations where we are using outdated information (or none at all) to address medical needs of students. You can check the information which we have by logging into Edumate via the parent portal on the school website. If you can’t remember your username or password, click the ‘Can’t login?’ link or fill in the help form and we will aim to fix the issue.
  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community. Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime. Gold coin donation.

School calendar – The annual school calendar can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

Term 4 – Monday October 15 to Wednesday December 12
Week 1
Friday October 19 – Year 1 sleepover

Week 2
Monday October 22 – P & F meeting in the Staff Admin Building at 7:00pm
Tuesday October 23 – Year 6 excursion: Ingenuity Expo 12:30-4pm
Friday October 26 – Foundation BBQ evening at 3pm-6pm

Week 3
Tuesday October 30 – Year 5 Celebration of Learning
Wednesday October 31 – Principal’s Tour 9:00am
Friday November 2 – CC’s Golden Fields

Week 4
Monday November 5 – Cyber Safety Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Worship Centre
Tuesday November 6 – Friday November 9 year 2-4 Swimming
Tuesday November 6 – Exhibition evening
Saturday November 10 Credit Union Christmas Pageant Sunday November 11 Remembrance Day

Week 5
Monday November 12 Foundation 2019 Orientation Evening 7:00pm
Wednesday November 14 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Wednesday November 14 Connected Schools Athletics Day

Week 6
Wednesday November 21 – Year 6 Celebration Dinner
Friday November 23 – CC’s Bike Night
Sunday November 25 – Christmas Picnic

Week 7
Wednesday November 28 – Year 2/3 Celebration of Learning 6:00pm

Week 8
Monday December 3 – P & F Meeting in the Staff Admin Building 7:00pm
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 7 Foundation and year 1 swimming

Week 9
Monday December 10 – Move up morning
Tuesday December 11 – Closing service 2:15pm
Tuesday December 11 – Graduation service 7:00pm
Wednesday December 12 – Non-compulsory day

May God bless your week,
James and Jacquie

Week 3

HOME INQUIRY – WEEK 4

This week coming, students are encouraged to inquire/participate into the following at home.

 

Reading and comprehension of the text (approx. 15 minutes each night). Students received a new Reading Log at the start of the term

 

NOTE: Reminder to bring reading logs back to school, filled out and ready to sign on Fridays (both classes)

 

Times table focus – revise all tables

 

How the world works – discuss with your child what things they can find around home that requires something to help it move.


Year 4 Newsletter

Term 4, Week 3

WEEK 3 REFLECTION

This week students have been working on completing their presentation for the council about their chosen service/organization. They have been posting their summative tasks on see saw and working on putting reflections of the unit on seesaw too.

Maths learning has focused on recording prior knowledge of time, engaging in related real life open-ended tasks and time lines. This will lead into looking at time, and converting between units of time.

In Christian Studies we have explored how the Triune nature of God is present in key biblical events. (Creation, work of the prophets, birth of Jesus, coming of the Holy Spirit) (Matt 28:19-20 Matt 3:16-17).

 

WEEK 4 CURRICULUM

Swimming week! A significant part of each day is taken up with swimming lessons, so other lessons will be shortened this week. Classes will leave GGLPS at 12.40 for 1.00-1.45 lesson, depart swimming pool at 2 to arrive back at school at 2.15.

How the world works – Engage in a prior knowledge challenge to establish current understandings about what makes things move.  Introduce the concepts, central idea and LOI relating for the new unit.

English – Students will start learning about the structure of procedures. In spelling they will focus on effective spelling strategies.

 

Maths – Further develop skills in converting between units of time and continue making connections using money, percentages and decimals through engaging in related real life open-ended tasks.

Christian Studies – Explore how the Triune nature of God is present in key biblical events and record findings about the roles of and relationship between God, The Father, The Son, Holy Spirit.

 

REMINDERS

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week are FB/23P/4S.  Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30pm on Mondays.

 

  • Chapel – Chapel Friday 2nd November led by Jason and on 9th November led by Mrs Zadow

 

  • Children of Christ – Next event Bike Night 16th November more information to come

 

  • Cyber safe families – Monday 5th November at 7pm in the Worship Centre.  Cyber safety is a major concern for all parents and we are continually worried about the influences the social media and the internet on the children. On an annual basis all students participate in a presentation by SAPOL on being ‘safe’ on the internet. This is held at the start of each school year.  The P. & F. have arranged the services of ‘Cybersafe families’ https://cybersafefamilies.com.au/parent-info-sessions/ to hold a parent information session on safely and effectively managing the digital environment in your homes. You are asked as part of the presentation to bring your iPad / device to the session so that you can be coached through some practical settings. This presentation will be held on Monday 5th November (7:00 pm) in the Worship Centre – bookings essential through the school website.

 

  • Christmas party – Friday 30th November – Save the date

 

  • Edumate – Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to ensure that the medical information which we hold at school is current (this is held on Edumate). We have come across a few situations where we are using outdated information (or none at all) to address medical needs of students. You can check the information which we have by logging into Edumate via the parent portal on the school website.  If you can’t remember your username or password, click the ‘Can’t login?’ link or fill in the help form and we will aim to fix the issue.

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation.

 

 

School calendar – The annual school calendar can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

 

Term 4 – Monday October 15 to Wednesday December 12

Week 4
Monday November 5 – Cyber Safety Talk from 6:30pm (for a 7:00pm start) – 8:30pm in the Worship Centre
Tuesday November 6 to Friday November 9 – year 2-4 Swimming
Tuesday November 6 – Exhibition evening
Saturday November 10 – Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Sunday November 11 – Remembrance Day

Week 5
Monday November 12 – Foundation 2019 Orientation Evening 7:00pm
Wednesday November 14 – MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Wednesday November 14 – Connected Schools Athletics Day
Friday November 16 – CC’s Bike Night

Week 6
Wednesday November 21 – Year 6 Graduation Dinner

Week 7
Monday November 26 – P & F AGM Meeting in the Staff Admin Building 6:30pm
Wednesday November 28 – Year 2/3 Celebration of Learning 6:00pm
Friday November 30 – Christmas party 3:30pm – details to be advised

Week 8 
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 7 Foundation and year 1 swimming

Week 9
Monday December 10 – Move up morning
Tuesday December 11 – Closing service 2:15pm
Tuesday December 11 – Graduation service 7:00pm
Wednesday December 12 – Non-compulsory day

* Please note vac care begins Dec 13

May God bless your week,

James and Jacquie

 

Week 4

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