Grade 4


ENGLISH      

In Year 4, students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view and interpret spoken, written and multimodal texts as well as texts designed to inform and persuade. Students also work to create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive types of texts including narratives, procedures, performances, reports, reviews, poetry and expositions.

 

The English program aims to guide the students to develop:

  • The understanding that texts have different structures depending on purpose
  • The ability to explain how language features, images and vocabulary are used to engage the interest of audiences and can describe literal and implied meaning connecting ideas in different texts
  • An appreciation of different types of texts including multi-modal ones
  • The ability to respond to the viewpoints of others
  • Well-structured pieces of writing to express their ideas for different audiences

 

MATHEMATICS  

In Year 4, students extend the number system to simple decimal fractions through money, and broaden their use of measures and scales to measure and compare length, mass, capacity and temperature. They will also solve increasingly complex number sentences and word problems involving all four operations.

 

The Maths program aims to guide students to develop:

  • Confidence and competence with a variety of mathematical skills
  • Further with their existing knowledge and skills
  • Problem solving skills to assist them in investigations
  • Maths skills to apply in everyday situations.

 

INQUIRY    

This year, Grade 4 students will investigate five main topics:

  • What do I need to become a great learner?
  • Why does it matter what we eat?
  • What does it mean to be Australian?
  • How does the way we live affect all living things?
  • How do forces and properties of material affect movement?

 

VALUES/ SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

Kings Park follows the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Program. This program outlines a whole school approach aimed at developing the necessary values and social skills for effective communication within the school and in the community. The program is supported in grades through a range of activities, role-play, discussion and games.

 

The school's core values which are learning, responsibility, tolerance and getting along are explicitly taught in the unit of study, Classroom Community. These continue to be reviewed and referenced throughout the year.

 

 

EXCURSIONS

As part of the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships Program and inquiry based program, guest speakers, incursions and excursions are planned to support learning.

 

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Due to COVID-19, we are temporarily not taking in Parent Volunteers. If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child, please make a mutually convenient time to meet with the class teacher outside of class teaching time.