Our Students - Year 4 Room 9

To celebrate NAIDOC week the band “The Struggling Kings” performed for us. It was a mixture of songs and stories. It was amazing! Here are reviews from some of the students.

It was really good. The digeridoo is amazing.  Lillian

They told us some fun stories and played some music. They told us about their culture. Thaksiya

I liked how they told us some of their Indigenous language and about their tribe. Mason

They sang songs and told us stories about what happened to them when they were younger. It was really interesting. Conner


Room  8 and 9 recently had their Family Engagement afternoon, and what a wonderful afternoon it was. Thank you to all the parents who attended we had a fantastic time. 

Our afternoon compromised of a fun icebreaker; who knew People Bingo was a great way to start chatting to our friends and catching up on life. Thank you to Ms Toni who supervised our beautiful year 4 students and their siblings while we analysed data as a Year 4 group.

Our next step was looking at PAT Reading and Comprehension. This showed our families that we all needed to work really hard on “inference.” This is a reading comprehension strategy that involves you making a judgment based on the information you are given. You are also required to interpret that information you are given. We then looked at an activity that we could easily use at home with some step by step instructions. After that, our group looked at Mathematics. After analysing PAT Mathematics testing for the Year 4 group, we easily identified some key focus areas that also required some extra support at home. These areas were multiplication and time.So here, we looked at some fun ways that we could play games that involved multiplication. We could use resources found around the home like paperclips and those pesky fidget spinners to help with this game of arrays to practice multiplication strategies.

   
   
   

Every Monday afternoon, Room 9 visits their buddy class down at Kindy. Each week Kindy A and Room 9 work with each other. This week the buddies did some reading, cutting and painting, block building, game playing and talking. Kindy A enjoy sharing their room with the older buddies, and I know both classes look forward to the afternoon session.

 A big thank-you to Kindy A for sharing your class with us.

   
   
   
   

Talk for Writing is in full swing in room 9!

The text type we are focusing on this term is information reports. Students started with a “cold task”. This is an assessment tool where students show what they already know about writing an information report. We started by learning a model text “Unicorns” by drawing a story map and adding actions to help us retell the story. Then we used a box text planner to identify the key elements of the report.
Next we did a class innovation. This is when you pick a different topic but closely follow the structure of the model text. Soon we will complete a “hot task” and independently write an information report on the topic of our choice.

Below are some pictures of our work. 


To celebrate Harmony Week rooms 8 and 9 learnt about the adinkra, which is a printed or stamped traditional cloth that is made by the people of Ghana, a country in Africa.

The adinkra is covered in symbols which are images that represent something, such as an object or an idea. Traditionally people decorate the cloths to tell a stroy and to express their thoughts.

We had to choose a symbol that has meaning to us to put in he middle of our design. We used black paint and a wide tooth comb to paint the border.

 
 

 


In Room 9, during Maths, we have been learning about different types of graphs. So far we have studied picture graphs, pie graphs and bar graphs. We are able to read and understand information on a variety of graphs. We have had fun surveying our classmates to gather data. We then used this data to create our own graphs.