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What's Been Happening in Year 4

Primary Year 4

The students are away this week due to the flu outbreak, but work continues to be set online for them so that they can keep with their learning.

Mr Haines and Mr Tait have inspired the children with their positive action to raise awareness of plastic pollution, what excellent role models! The whole of Year 4 went down to the beach to support Mr Haines and Mr Tait in their attempt to paddle around Lantau Island. The students completed a scavenger hunt on the beach and enjoyed being outside, even though it was really cold. Mr Haines and Mr Tait successfully finished their paddle on Wednesday, after 5 days of very cold weather, and several Year 4 students went to welcome them as they paddled back in. 

Year 4 students also took part in the Rock Mob, the video for which will be released shortly. They had lots of fun, and soon warmed up with all the dancing! We can’t wait to see the footage.

In Literacy, the students have been focusing on reading and writing newspaper reports. Students have had the opportunity to research and report on the Lantau Paddle event, as well as on some exciting inventions like flying cars which has linked the literacy tasks to our Young Entrepreneur unit. 

Students have been assigned groups for Young Entrepreneurs and are busy thinking about a product or service to develop for the trade fair. They are relishing the opportunity to think creatively and are looking forward to creating their prototypes.

In Maths the students have been focusing on fractions and adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. The students have been finding fractions of different shapes and amounts, and have been making links to decimals.

Last Tuesday it was Safer Internet Day. The focus this year was on using the internet as a positive place, with the slogan ‘create, connect and share respect’. The students had the opportunity to  discuss online behaviour and whether it could/should differ from how people interact in person. Students identified positive online behaviours and also reflected on how the internet can be a positive place that provides lots of great, creative opportunities. 

We wish you all a fantastic Chinese New Year break.

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