The Year 4 Swimming Program begins next week. This means that students will have two swimming lessons a week. One of these lessons remains during their scheduled PE lesson and will also have an additional lesson each week to replace year level sport. Students are required to bring their swimming kit on both days.
Please see the following timetable below for the two extra swimming lessons a cycle:
|4M||Tuesday, Day 2||Tuesday, Day 7|
|4Y||Tuesday, Day 2||Tuesday, Day 7|
|4K||Wednesday, Day 3||Wednesday, Day 8|
|4W||Thursday, Day 4||Wednesday, Day 8|
Middle Years Speech Competition
The Year 4 teachers have been very impressed with the quality of speeches presented in class. Students responded to feedback from their peers and teacher which was evident in the delivery of their 2 minute speech. We have 3 finalists from each class going forward to the Year 4 final which will be held on Wednesday 5 September. Then three students from that final will advance to present a new 2 minute speech in the Year 3 and 4 Final on Tuesday 11 September. This event will be held in the auditorium at 8:30am. Parents are welcome to attend.
In Mathematics, students have begun a new investigation titled ‘iFlicks Movie Marathon’. This investigation involves the concepts of time and data. Students will learn about converting between 12 hour and 24 hour time and how to solve problems involving time. They will be given a real-life context of planning a movie marathon. Students will select and construct data displays with and without technology.
To support their learning at home, parents can give their kids time related questions to solve. For example:
- If we want to eat dinner at 7pm but dinner takes 45 minutes to cook, what time will we need to start cooking?
- We have to be at school by 7:55am, but it takes 24 minutes to get to school, what time do we need to leave the house?
- If it is 5pm in Hong Kong and we want to call the grandparents in Australia, what time will it be there?
This term students will be participating in the Cardboard Challenge. This is a global event inspired by a short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’, the story of a 9-year old boy and his elaborate cardboard arcade. This challenge will be an afternoon where students can collaborate and construct anything they like out of cardboard. They will be using their imagination to see what they can create!
This experience will give students to explore attachment techniques and the structural stability of cardboard. They can take what they learn and apply it to their integrated project in Term Four, where they will be coding their own arcade game and building the external structure to house their game.
We need your cardboard! Please send any unwanted cardboard boxes (large or small) to school with your child by Wednesday 19 September. We plan to recycle the cardboard here at school once students complete the challenge.
Food Drive – Feeding Hong Kong
This coming Monday 3 September, AISHK will be collecting donations for Feeding Hong Kong. This organisation distributes surplus food from where it is plentiful, to where there is a need. It would be wonderful if you are able to contribute something that is non-perishable such as: rice, noodles, canned fruit and vegetables, cracker or UHT milk.
Book Week Parade
It was wonderful to see all the Year Four students dressed as some of their favourite book characters today. Here are a few photos:
Dates for the diary
Week 7 Swimming Program Begins
Wednesday, 5 Sept Year 4 Speech Final
Tuesday, 11 Sept Middle Years Speech Competition, 8:30am
Wednesday, 19 Sept Values Star Assembly, 8:30am
Friday, 21 Sept Mufti Day, School finishes 12pm
Maggie Marsh | Head of Year Four