In Year 4, students are exploring observable changes. In
History, they are looking at the changes to Australia brought about by
colonisation, while in Science, they explore changes in lifecycles, changes to
the Earth’s surface and changes caused by forces. In English, students develop
their writing skills to write a traditional tale, informative report persuasive text and book report, while in Maths, students work with
numbers to tens of thousands. Students are learning how to apply strategies to work out, and recall, multiplication facts: Use doubles, use tens, use square numbers. They are learning to recognise and represent multiplication facts as families, with up to 16 different representations.
Year 4 students will study Digital Technologies in Terms 1 and 2,
with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher.
our New Pedagogies for Deep
Learning project, students in Year 4 are also learning to develop
skills in Character, Citizenship, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. They are
beginning to learn how to make decisions about their own work, and develop
independence as learners. They are learning how to give and receive feedback on
their learning, and act on this feedback. They are developing an awareness of global
issues and learn that life is not the same for everyone around the world. In
Year 4, students are also learning how to use strategies to find, evaluate and
use information, and beginning to learn how to work with each other
successfully to complete team tasks.Their overall theme for the year is We help each other learn.
planned excursion program for Year 4 includes Bike Education, with a visit to
the Redcliffe PCYC in Term 1. During
Term 2, students will visit Ngautana Lui,
to learn about traditional indigenous culture, as well as attend the Year 4
Camp. In Term 3, students will visit Osprey
House, to learn about the biodiversity and relationships between living
things in our local Mangrove environment. while in Term 4, students take part
in our Learn to Swim program at the Redcliffe City Pool, as well as visit Scott’s Point for a Science field trip.
More information about all of these activities will be provided closer to the
The 2019 Year 4 curriculum documents are available
for you to access. These include parent newsletters and curriculum information.