Previous Weeks – Grade 4

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 4 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 4 Archive 2016/2017


Week 38

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Weekly Overview

Spelling words this week involve silent letters. We will also be doing our last chapter of the reading comprehension book and finishing our story projects!

Spelling words this week:

Thumb, subtle, numb, lamb, subtle, debt, doubt, mortgage, climbed, combed, knack, island, folks, whistle, rustle, unknown, often, scene, exhibit, exhaust, half

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor Middleton

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 37

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor Middleton

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 36

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words are a culmination of the previous few weeks. We will focus on publishing our story books this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday is sports day so this is only a short week!

Spelling words this week:

Radiant, confident, engineer, typist, electrician, inexact, outdated, downfall, upfront, upwind, admiration, addition, emotional, abdominal, testimonial, decoration, effortlessly, meaningfully, truthfully, carefully

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor Middleton

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 35

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words are all adverbs – words that function like adjectives but describe verbs instead of nouns. During the rest of the week the class will finish the first draft of their stories, which is due Tuesday, and submit it to the teacher for editing.

 Spelling words this week:

 additional, beautifully, blissfully, boastfully, carefully, cheerfully, colourfully, educational, effortlessly, endlessly, guiltlessly, joyfully, meaningfully, playfully, restfully, respectfully, childishness, truthfully, usefully, powerfully

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor Middleton

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 34

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words are the most difficult so far. They are big words like ‘civilization’ and ‘environmental’. Around half the words are nouns ending in the ‘tion’ suffix while the other half are adjectives ending in the ‘al’ suffix. Aside from Tuesday’s lesson on quotation marks and writing dialogue, this week we will focus on getting the first draft of our story projects written.

 Spelling words this week:

Decoration, abbreviation, admiration, association, aviation, civilization, declaration, addition, composition, preposition, abdominal, proposal, rendition, disposal, emotional, environmental, denial, facial, judicial, testimonial

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor Middleton

Overview: Students will continue learning about energy types and differences and we will recap and summarise as we catch up from after Scout Camp.
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 33

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor Middleton

Overview: This week we start to look at energy and how to define kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy. We’ll cover light and sound, and chemical and electric energy.
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 32

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week students will be working on reading comprehension and weekly spelling words, which are made up of previous weeks’ words. With the Ancient Egypt posters now finished (and looking great!) there will be no project this week. Instead we will be learning about auxiliary, linking and action verbs on Wednesday and how to create similes and metaphors on Thursday.

Spelling words this week:

 

Assistant, consultant, coolant, defendant, radiant, disinfectant, ignorant, absorbent, confident, different, engineer, activist, cyclist motorist, pianist, typist, comedian, electrician, librarian, musician

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor

Overview: This week we will be learning about chemical properties and chemical changes in matter. We will look at how we can spot when a chemical change has happened, and use pizza making as an example of a range of chemical changes.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Week 31

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Connor

Overview: This week we study physical changes in matter and look at the difference between mixtures and solutions. We will look at water as the ‘universal solvent’ and study real life examples of dealing with oil spills.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher James Gormley

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Spelling (Weeks 21-30)

    – Recognise both the right word and its spelling from a picture prompt.
    – Recognise the correct spelling of a word from three choices.

Grammar

    – Use object, subject, plural and possessive pronouns correctly
    – Use articles correctly
    – Know how to use comparative and superlative adjectives
    – Recognise and create similes and metaphors
    – Identify action, helping and linking verbs
    – Know the difference between present simple, present continuous, past and future tenses
    – Correct the mistakes in a sentence

Reading Comprehension

    – Students will read a short piece of writing and answer questions based on it.

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

    The Water Cycle
    Weather
    The Earth, Moon and Sun
    Planets in our Solar System

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Fractions.

    • modeling fractions
    • adding subtracting fractions
    • adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators
    • adding subtracting mixed numbers
    • adding subtracting fractions larger than one
    • comparing fractions

 

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Week 26

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week we will learn about and be able to compare different types of weather. We will look into why there are so many different types of weather.

 We will take a close look at what a hydrologist does and talk about how important there role is to us.

 On Thursday we will complete the Unit 7 Review to ensure all students full understand the topics.

 On Friday we will have a quiz that will add to the students final grade.

 

Let’s have a great week.

Teacher Michael

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 Overview: We start this week learning about the properties of physical matter and how to describe it. We will focus on mass, volume and density.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

 

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Week 25

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

Overview: This week we move our focus out towards the rest of our solar system. We will talk about the difference between planets, asteroids and comets, along with the difference between the inner and outer planets. Students will be choosing to make posters of either inner or outer planets.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

 

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Week 24

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

Attached is week 24.
Overview: This week is all about the moon. We will be focusing on the moon cycle and phases, and finish up by making a lunar calendar.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

 

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Week 23

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words use the ‘over’, ‘under’ and ‘sub’ prefixes. This week Grade 4 will learn the proper use of articles (a, an, the, this that), which is very important for speaking and writing English properly, particularly for non-native English speakers. On Thursday students will learn about the various Greek gods and the names of their Roman equivalents. Friday is spelling test, good luck everyone!

Spelling words this week:

Overactive, overbite, overboard, overdrive, overestimate, overhand, overheat, overpass, overreact, underline, underbrush, underdeveloped, undergo, underhand, underpass, underscore, underwater, submarine, subway, overact

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

Overview: We start learning about the Moon, Sun and Earth this week and how they interact. Students will be beginning to understand about rotation, revolution/orbits and how these are responsible for night and day, and the seasons.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Briefly review Lessons 6.1-6.5 before students are tested on the material. Students will be introduced with the concept of comparing fractions. The rest of the week will proceed with comparing and ordering fractions.

 

 

 

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Week 22

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

It’s only a three day school week so there will be no spelling words this week. Tuesday’s lesson will be on reading comprehension, Wednesday we will learn about advanced pronouns and Friday continue the new project on Greek Mythology.

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Will we continue our review study of fractions. Focusing on key terms such as; Numerator, Denomenator, Equivalent Fractions and Common Denominators. Fractions will be applied into our problem solving skills. Students will be tested on Friday at the Mid-Chapter checkpoint.
Enjoy your week!

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Week 21

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

The results of last week’s exams were relatively pleasing. While some students slipped up here and there, the majority of Grade 4 have shown an improvement in their grades.

 

This week in English students will be introduced to a new set of spelling and vocabulary words while going into a more advanced study of pronouns and beginning their new project. On Friday we will have our first spelling test for the semester.

 

Spelling words this week:

 

Animal, April, arrival, trample, bottle, camel, capital, couple, festival, gentle, level, national, normal, tremble, puddle, rebel, single, swivel, tropical, tunnel

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Spelling
 - Recognise both the right word and its spelling from a picture prompt.
 - Recognise the correct spelling of a word from three choices.

Grammar
 - Identify prepositions and prepositional phrases
 - Distinguish between common and proper nouns
 - Use apostrophes correctly
 - Use correct pronouns, know the difference between object and subject pronouns

Reading Comprehension
 - Students will read a short piece of writing and answer questions based on it.

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

    – Energy and Ecosystems
    – Food Chains
    – Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores
    – Natural Resources: renewable and nonrenewable
    – How people impact ecosystems
    – Weather

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Division:

    Using Repeated Subtraction
    Using Partial Quotients
    Modeling and Regrouping
    Problem Solving – Using Multistep Division Problems
    Factors, Multiples and Patterns
    Prime and Composite Numbers
    Number Patterns

 

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Week 18

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Being the last week spelling test of the semester, this set of words are a culmination of previous weeks. This week the class will start and finish their war project posters in order to clear the way for heavy grammar revision next week!

 

Spelling words this week:

 

Event, rival, solar, moment, unannounced, reuse, retrace, unpleasant, non-metal, likable, comfortable, horrible, invisible, loneliness, requirement, fearless, cotton, listen, fountain, orphan

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Factors and divisibility will be reviewed with self-grading of last week’s test and interactive exercises. The outcome of the week is to grasp a full understanding of the lessons taught before finals are administered. This week should be enjoyable with student driven exercises and idea sharing. Factions will be introduced with the use of visuals and the concepts tying back into previous knowledge of factors and divisibility.

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Week 17

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words all end in ‘on, ‘ain’ ‘en’ and ‘en’. These endings are often pronounced the same way so knowing the individual spelling for each word is very important. More words will be learnt on Tuesday in comprehension, grammar on Wednesday, project on Thursday and spelling and reading books on the Friday. This week’s grammar will cover the use of apostrophes. I believe this is of critical importance, as many adults can’t use them properly today!

 

Spelling words this week:

Apron, button, canyon, certain, chicken, cardigan, cotton, dragon, even, fountain, gallon, horizon, listen, orphan, pardon, pollen, prison, siren, swollen, driven

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

Summary:
This week we complete our learnings about the effect of people on our environment, and the role of humans in conservation.
Homework:
pg 232
Given Thursday, due Friday

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Factors and Divisibility will be revisited from last week and students will take an in class Mid-Chapter Test. Prime and Composite numbers as well as number patterns will be introduced. Chapter 5 test at the end of the week to check understanding.

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Week 16

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words all end in specific suffixes, just as last week’s words began with specific prefixes. Tuesday is our weekly reading comprehension and Wednesday’s class will focus on the difference between common and proper nouns. On Thursday the class Grade 4 will continue work on our war project. Friday, as always, is spelling test day.

 

Spelling words this week:

Likeable, removable, printable, adorable, comfortable, durable, usable, invisible, responsible, darkness, tidiness, silliness, excitement, government, requirement, loneliness, harmless, hopeless, fearless, horrible

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

We continue to discuss the Earth’s natural resources and how they are used this week, then start to look at the impact of people on the natural environment.
Homework:
pg 218-219
Given Thursday, due Friday

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Topic: Factors and Divisibility. Revisit Problem solving with multi-step division problems. Students will be tested on Lesson 4.7-4.12. Then, the focus of the week will be factors and how they apply to divisibility. Introducing divisible numbers and common factors.

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Week 15

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Weekly Overview

 

Students will learn a new set of spelling words, to be tested on Friday. All of this week’s spelling words use ‘re’, ‘non’ or ‘un’ prefixes. On wedesday we will learn how to distinguish between proper and common nouns. Thursday, as per usual, is project day. On Friday the class will be tested on their spelling.

 

Spelling words this week:

Reuse, restart, retell, resend, replace, uncork, unstuck, unannounced, unpleasant, unchain, unfit, non-profit, non-metal, recall, nontoxic, unwelcome, reproduce, retrace, uninvited, reapply

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 

Summary:
This short week students will be getting to grips with different types of natural resources and how we use them. We’ll also talk about ways to protect resources, including recycling.
Homework:
Given thursdsy, due friday
Page 218-219

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Topic: Division. Students will be introduced how to start dividing using place value. Multistep division problems will be visited using their problem solving skills. The remainder of the chapter will be covered and students will be tested on the second half of the chapter 4.

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Week 14

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Students will learn a new set of spelling words, to be tested on FridayTuesday is reading comprehension and Wednesday we will review prepositional phrases. Thursday the class will continue their new project. On Friday the class will be tested on their spelling.

Spelling words this week:

Begin, vanish, bonus, legal, event, moment, motive, native, suburb, mimic, paper, pilot, raven, rival, relish, silent, solar, spider, super, virus

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

Week 14:
This week students will be learning all about food chains and food webs and what impacts on them.

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Students in 4b will begin the week with a test on Lessons 4.1-4.6, and 4a and 4i will work on a review of the previous week’s topics. Division using repeated subtraction, division using partial products and modeling division using regrouping with all be discussed.

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Week 13

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Weekly Overview

 

This week we are back to the regular routine. On Thursday the class will start the new project.

 

Spelling words this week:

Castle, handle, ruffle, icicle, fable, soccer, appear, hollow, classic, college, accent, service, jersey, mother, problem, subject, complete, mattress, purchase, luncheon.

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 

Week 13:
Students continue to learn more about ecosystems, organisms, populations, communities, niches, habitats, consumers, producers and decomposers.
Homework – week 13:
Given Thursday 3 August, due Friday 4 August
Page 188 Science Fusion book.
Week 14:
This week students will be learning all about food chains and food webs and what impacts on them.

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Topic: Division. Opening the week by dividing by tens, hundreds and thousands. Estimate quotients using compatible numbers and division using the Distributive Property. The week will end with a review of Chapter 4 so far and a test on 4.1-4.6.

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Week 12

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

 

Now midterms have finished students will be learning new content. I was very impressed with most of the results for English (a couple of one hundred percents!) though the few students who retested will need to ensure they pay attention in class if they wish to pass the next exam on the first go. On average, most of Grade 4 did really well.  

The week will begin with a new set of spelling words following the VCCCV pattern. After this we will return to reading comprehension on Tuesday, learning a new set of reading vocabulary words. On Wednesday students will learn about prepositions and prepositional phrases. Judging by their homework sentences, many students in Grade 4 use prepositions incorrectly. For many, therefore this will be a valuable lesson. Being a long weekend, we will do our spelling

Spelling words this week: Monster, complete, hundred, exchange, sandwich, surprise, applause, although, conflict, mattress, purchase, merchant, pumpkin, angry, Thursday, ostrich, punctual, address, chestnut, luncheon

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

 

Week 12 – Grade 4 Science lessons are attached here.
Homework: pg 184-185
Given Thursday 27 July, due Friday 28 July.
Weekly summary for next week:
Students this week will learn about the basics of energy systems, with a great deal of new vocabulary to grasp. We’ll look specifically at the living and non-living things that make up eco systems, and then finish the week on producers, consumers and decomposers.

 

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

Grade 4 Inter Review
Grade 4 Review
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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

Grade 4 Inter Review
Grade 4 Review
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Grade 4 Inter Review
Grade 4 Review
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Week 9

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This Monday’s spelling words are taken from previous weeks to review what they have learned. Tuesday students will learn new words through reading comprehension while on Thursday be introduced to compound subjects and predicates. Thursday is the last lesson for the Ancient Egypt project – each group’s completed posters are due at the end of the lesson. These are graded. Friday is the last spelling test of this term.

Spelling words this week: History, number, hunger, company, window, welcome, blanket, perhaps, service, subject, thunder, furnish, jersey, mother, secret, harvest, winter, chapter, nurses

 

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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

This week students will be further honing their measurement and data analysis skills as we gear up for the final stages of the paper plane experiment. Students will be needing to use the maths skills of addition and division to help them average data. At the end of the week, students will be tested again on the Scientific Method Steps.
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Students will begin the week with a test on Lesson 3.1-3.4. The test will cover multiplying 2-digit whole numbers, estimating products, area models and partial products. Lessons in week nine will focus on continuing to introduce different multiplication methods. Helping students to identify what method works best for them and their learning style.
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Week 8

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This Monday’s spelling words are taken from previous weeks to review what they have learned. Tuesday students will learn new words through reading comprehension while on Thursday be introduced to compound subjects and predicates. Thursday the class will continue project work while Friday is spelling test.

Spelling words this week: History, number, hunger, company, window, welcome, blanket, perhaps, service, subject, thunder, furnish, jersey, mother, secret, harvest, winter, chapter, nurses
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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

This week in Science we are revisiting the steps in the Scientific Method with example experiments. Weather conditions permitting, we will attempt to fly our paper airplanes from earlier in the semester, record their flight distances, analyse the data and draw conclusions about the effect of drag on flight distance.

Homework pg 159 and 161. Given Thursday, due Friday
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

To finalize chapter two students will be introduced the idea of an unknown value (x) in their multiplication equations. Chapter 3 begins by multiplying by tens, progressing through the week estimating products will be revisited. Area models and partial products will be used to teach multiplying 2-digit numbers. The week will end with more multiplication using partial products.
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Week 7

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This week’s spelling words have double consonants. On Tuesday students will learn new words through reading comprehension while on Thursday be introduced to grammatical simple and compound predicates. Simple sentences have one clause while compound sentences have two (or more). Having now finished learning about Ancient Egypt the class will now begin work on their project posters.

Spelling words this week: Letter, ladder, appear, lesson, soccer, classic, hollow, supper, accent, pizza, officer, lettuce, better, slipper, bottom, ribbon, summer, college, occur, rabbit
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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

This week the class will be delving into different environments around the world. We’ll look at the physical adaptations that plants and animals have developed to be able to survive in different environments, including forests, bodies of water, extreme heat and extreme cold. We will end the week by looking at behavioural adaptations in penguins.

Homework:
pg 162-163.
Given Thursday 22 June. Due Friday 23 June

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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Students will make their own multiplication table for practice and review. The focus of the week will be multiplying 2-digit, 3-digit and 4-digit whole numbers using regrouping. Concept will be discussed all week to make sure students fully absorb the topic before unknowns are introduced next week.
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Week 6

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This Monday’s spelling words are taken from previous weeks to review what they have learned. Tuesday students will learn new words through reading comprehension while on Wednesday will be introduced to grammatical fragments. Thursday the class will continue project work while Friday is spelling test.

Spelling words this week: Tread, broad, split, chief, season, brain, throw, goal, scrap, choice, allow, auction, flaw, daughter, destroy, renew, boyhood, returned, chopped, counting
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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

During week 6 we’ll be looking at animal reproduction and different animal life cycles. Students will learn about eggs versus live births, and complete versus incomplete metamorphosis.
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Week 6 will begin with a Mid-Chapter Test on Lesson 2.1-2.7. Multiplication will continue to be the focus and new approaches to find the products will be introduced. Multiplication using mental math and problem solving will be the main ideas covered. Multiplication using 2-digit whole numbers and regrouping will be taught and depending on the students understanding we might progress to 3-digit whole numbers as well.

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Week 5

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Grade 4 English
Teacher Buck Campbell

This weeks spelling words consist of common verbs in past continuous and present simple forms. Tuesdays reading comprehension will teach the meaning and application of six new vocabulary words such as ‘fury’ and ‘interrogation’ while on Wednesday the class will learn the difference between subjects and objects. On Thursday’s Ancient Egypt project lesson we will learn about Egyptian religion, mythology and funerary rites. Friday is spelling test and show and tell.

Spelling words this week: Counting, craned, seemed, burned, chopped, cracked, begged, moving, slipped, sailing, trimmed, shopping, returned, watching, pushed, visited, cringed, screamed, scratching, flapping
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Grade 4 Science
Teacher Evey Burilin

During week 5 we will be learning about the life cycle and reproduction methods of plants – including seeds and spores.

Homework: Give on Thursday 8 June – due on Friday 9 June
Pages 128-129
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Grade 4 Math
Teacher Amanda Rubens

Students will be building upon their previous knowledge of adding, multiplication, rounding and estimating. A connection will be displayed between adding and multiplying when the concept of the Distributive property is introduced. Expanded form will be applied to the new concept of distributive property and the use of partial products will be made clear through the use of estimation and reasonableness. The strategy of mental math will be demonstrated through a variety of strategies. If students are prepared the week will end with a short mid-chapter quiz on lessons 2.1-2.7.

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Week 4

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This week students will familiarise themselves with the phonics and spelling of 20 words making the ‘aw’ sound in addition to six new vocabulary words, whose meaning and application the class will learn on Tuesday’s reading comprehension. In Wednesday’s grammar class students will learn how to construct a sentence with subjects and predicates while continuing their Ancient Egypt project on Thursday. Friday, as per usual, is our spelling test day

 

Spelling words this week: Toil, faucet, boyhood, choice, dawn, awful, foist, daughter, flaw, annoyed, royal, allow, destroy, blew, spoon, shampoo, brown, renew, wooden, auction

 

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Homework:
Given Thursday 1 June
Due Friday 2 June
Page 112, 113 and 114 of the Science Workbook
Summary:
This week students will be learning the basics about plants. We will be studying the main two types of plants, plant structures, and how plants make food for themselves by the process of photosynthesis.

 

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Week 4 will open with a Cumulative Chapter 1 test. Moving to chapter 2 the topic of multiplication will begin by focusing on composing comparison problems. The proceeding lesson will focus on multiplying tens, hundreds and thousands. Estimating will demonstrated using rounding to find products.

 


Week 3

English this Week

 

Weekly Overview

This week students will familiarise themselves with the phonics and spelling of 20 words with long vowel sounds in addition to six new vocabulary words, whose meaning and application the class will learn on Tuesday’s reading comprehension. Students will continue to learn and recognise different types of sentences (declarative and interrogative) and continue their class project.

Spelling words this week: Heel, cheese, season, boast, chief, gape, aim, brain, fluke, crayon, eagle, throw, rose, student, goal, woke, ripen, cube, rainbow, scrape.

Science this Week

Science this Week

     

This week in Science we are exploring the ways that Scientists collect and use data. We’ll be looking at types of research, Science tools, how things look under microscopes and ways to record, display and use data.
I’ll be testing the students on Science vocabulary on Thursday (so the homework on Tuesday is important).
At the end of the week, if the students have made good progress we’ll be putting the Scientific Method into play with a paper airplane experiment.
Maths this Week

Maths this Week

Week 3 will open with a mid-chapter test. Using place value understanding and properties of operations students will learn how to preform multi-digit arithmetic. Adding and subtracting will be covered in standard form first. Then problem solving and comparison problems will be discussed. Week 3 will end with a Chapter Test.


Week 2

English this Week

 

English:

With the course introductory week over, we will now be commencing the regular weekly routine for Grade 4 English. On Monday the students will be introduced to their first set of twenty spelling words. All these words include digraphs, in which to consonants are paired to make a new sound. For example the ‘br’ in brick.

On Tuesday we will start our first reading comprehension, learning the meaning and application of six new vocabulary words. On Wednesday’s grammar I will be teaching the difference between exclamatory, declarative and interrogative sentences, while on Thursday the class will be introduced to their weekly Ancient Egypt project. Friday is spelling test day.

Spelling words this week: Pact, Brand, brick, crop, broad, tread, film, else, gram, gum, dread, spend, past, plot, check, split, sting, strap, task, twin

Creative Writing:

One of the best ways to become a better writer is to read. This week, as well as learning 20 new words, students in Grade 4 International will select a book from the library to read, which can be done both in class and at home. Next week they will write a book report on their chosen book. Students will also learn how to use a dictionary to find the meaning of words they don’t know.

Science this Week

Science this Week

     

What skills do Scientists use? This week we will be exploring science specific skills, making inferences and the steps in the Scientific Method. Last week was a short week, so there will be some catch up from week 1, but If time allows, we will be experimenting with variables that affect the flight distance of paper airplanes.

Key vocabulary: Observe, Infer, Inference, Compare, Communicate

 Science – Week_2_Grade_4_Science_HOMEWORK_

Maths this Week

Maths this Week

Place Value: Lesson 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, Multi-Digit Arithmetic: Adding: Lesson 1.6

Review concepts from last week’s lessons with workbook and focus on completion. Incorporate word problems to add to lessons difficulty. Compare and order numbers in sequence, rounding, estimating and renaming numbers. All these processes will help students get a better handle on identifying and reorganizing numbers. A midchapter assessment will be used to check understanding. An introductory lesson will be taught on adding multi-digit whole numbers, but the idea will be revisited in further detail on the following week.


Week 1

English this Week

 

English Weekly Overview

Hello and welcome to 4th Grade English! This week students will be introduced to myself and their classmates. Due to it being a short introductory week of only three school days, there will be no homework this week and an easier spelling test of only 16 words. Future spelling tests will have 20.

In the first lesson, after going over basic rules and procedures the class will practice their writing skills and introduce themselves to the teacher by filling out a small worksheet. On Tuesday and wednesday students will familiarise themselves with the year’s first set of spelling words and learn the advantages of studying English at school.  The spelling test will be held on thursday.

Spelling words this week: Sentence, door, question, homework, paper, sword, listen, make, always, stand, car, said, house, animal, speak, game

Creative Writing Weekly Overview

Students in Grade 4 International class will receive extra English lessons in the afternoon under the guise of the creative writing subject. This week there will only be two lessons: students will demonstrate their writing their writing abilities by writing about their summer holidays. Next week we will be starting on the course vocabulary book.

Science this Week

Science this Week

     

What skills do Scientists use? This week we will be exploring science specific skills, making inferences and the steps in the Scientific Method. Last week was a short week, so there will be some catch up from week 1, but If time allows, we will be experimenting with variables that affect the flight distance of paper airplanes.

Key vocabulary: Observe, Infer, Inference, Compare, Communicate

 Science – Week_2_Grade_4_Science_HOMEWORK_

Maths this Week

Maths this Week

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