Year 4 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 6

It is hard to believe that we have just finished Week 6 and what an amazing week it was. Year 4 has spent the week celebrating Book Week! From listening to published author, Narelle Cridland, voting for our favourite shortlisted book and finishing with a wonderful Book Week parade.

Students are now busy preparing for Student-Led Conferences, which will take place next Friday. This is a fantastic opportunity to sit with your child and have them show you what they have been learning and to set some personal goals together.

English
This term, we have been exploring the text, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. We are using the seven comprehension strategies that were introduced last term, to gain a deeper understanding of what the text is about and discover the theme and main idea of the story.

We are continuing our English unit, Voices in the Park, and are beginning to look at why authors use first person point of view when writing. Students have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of writing narratives in the first person point of view.

How can you support this at home?

  •  Have your child share their favourite book with you. Discuss why they chose this book. Book Week 2021  (Login: aishk; Password: aishk)
  •  Ask your child if they have made any connections to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and what those connections may be.

Maths
We have moved on from 3D shapes to identifying angles. We will explore the different types of angles and consolidate our understanding of comparing angles and classifying them as equal to, greater than, or less than a right angle.

How can you support this at home?

  • Questions to support: What is an angle? What are the different types of angles? Can you find any angles around the house?

Science
We have been learning about different types of rocks and the rock cycle. We completed an experiment recreating the rock cycle using chocolate chips. Make sure you ask your child about it! Still focusing on the ‘Big Idea’ – Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity – we have begun to look at weathering and erosion and how these processes change the geosphere.

How can you support this at home?

  • Ask your child to explain the difference between weathering and erosion.
  • Go exploring on the weekend and find some examples of weathering and erosion in your backyard.

Library News from Mrs Atkins

Premier’s Reading Challenge
Congratulations to the 44 Year 4 students who have completed their Premier’s Reading Challenge so far – a great achievement!

Due to the Sydney Lockdown, the closing date for the PRC has been extended to Friday September 3, 2021 (Week 7). We’d love to see a record number of students complete the Challenge this year. Login and password details along with instructions were emailed out in March from the Library email. If you are unable to locate the details, please contact your child’s class teacher or the Library Team library@aishk.edu.hk for assistance.

Important Dates to Remember for Term 3

  • Friday 3 Sept (Week 7): Student-Led Conferences
  • Week 10: Chinese Week
  • Wednesday 22 Sept (Week 10): Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Friday 24 Sept (Week 10): Last day of Term 3

Year 4 Team

Kate Beange (Head of Year 4), Olivia Ashton, Neander Walsh, Lesley Stewart

Primary Office: primaryoffice@aishk.edu.hk