Year Four

TERM 2 NEWSLETTER 2019

 

Langwarrin Park Primary School

Grade 4

Term 2 Newsletter

The Year 4 teachers for 2019 are Mr. Emerson (4/19), Ms. Milne (4/20), Ms. Smith (4/26), Mr. Rosser and Mrs. Cooper  (4/27).

In Term 2 we will continue to expect students to follow these expectations:

  • take on the responsibility of being a good role model for the junior year levels 
  • show respect for their peers, teachers, other children and the school environment
  • display manners and be courteous at all times
  • obey school rules and complete set tasks within the classroom
  • be aware of their surroundings.

We appreciate the relationship between home and school and thank you for your continued support throughout Term 1. Just as a reminder, if your child is absent, please ensure you send in a written absence note or a submission through ‘Dojo & Sentral.’

 

 

Specialists –

Year 4 students will be participating in the following specialist lessons throughout the year; Phys. Ed, LOTE, Music, Art and Performing Arts. Students will also be involved in Year 4 sport and swimming.

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

PE

 

 

LEVEL 4 SPORT

4/19, 4/26, 4/20, 4/27

 

LOTE

 

 

 

 

4/27, 4/26, 4/20, 4/19

MUSIC

 

 

 

 

4/19, 4/20, 4/26, 4/27

ART

 

 

 

4/19, 4/26

4/27, 4/20

PERFORMING ARTS

 

 

 

 

4/26, 4/19

 

Key dates

  • Start of Term 2 – Tuesday the 23rd of April
  • Swimming – Tuesdays (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May and 4th June)
  • Open Night- 22nd of May
  • Parent Teacher Interviews- 6th of June & 11th of June
  • Queen’s Birthday- Monday the 10th of June
  • Curriculum Day- Tuesday the 11th of June
  • Term 2 ends- 28th of June
  • Term 3 commences- 15th of July
  • School Camp (Term 3) – Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th of August

Below is an overview of our structures and programs that aims to help inform you of what we teach and how we teach.

Reading -

In Term 2 and 3, LPPS is participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Information has been sent home regarding usernames and logins. Please support to child in logging all the books they read on the website.

Reading using CAFÉ and Daily 5 - this program teaches Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding vocabulary strategies (CAFE) and encourages students to choose ‘Good Fit’ books from a range of sources. Students will read a range of books that they want to read, appropriate to their reading level. As a year level, we are focusing on the development of comprehension skills through a range of sources. Students in Year 4 will also take part in the Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) this year. PRC books will be available for borrowing by students from the school Library.

Writing -

Students will plan, draft, and publish their writing following a genre cycle. In term 2, the focus will be on informative texts and narrative writing.

Each student will receive individualised spelling lists each week combined with other spelling activities throughout the week.

Mathematics -

This term we will be focusing on revising and improving our knowledge of money, geometry, addition and subtraction, data and rounding. Weekly problem solving lessons will allow students to explore mathematical concepts and apply their skills in real world settings.

Integrated/Science –

This term we will be researching the culture of Indigenous Australians. For Science, the students will be looking into ‘Material World.’ Students will be learning about different types of material and how they can be used.

Digital Technologies–

Students will have access to laptops where they can research various topics. This term the computers will be utilised as a tool to enhance learning in other areas of the curriculum.

Year 4 students have a diary this year to help them keep organised and take control of their learning. Their diaries are expected to be at school each day. During class, we will include any important dates or reminders.

Wellbeing –

The school will continue to implement our wellbeing program called ‘THRIVE’ (Try your best, be Healthy, Relate well, get Involved, live your Values and enjoy your Emotions). Sessions will focus on developing each student’s social and emotional wellbeing and will run throughout the term.

Homework –

Homework will continued to be sent out on a Monday and be due on the Friday two weeks later. Please encourage your child/children to read every night and complete the 100/100 challenge.