GRADE FOUR GAZETTE
SJI International Elementary School, Singapore
Christmas Term Week 4 - Friday 4th September
The end of unit review is an opportunity for the children to demonstrate the knowledge gained in this unit and also to identify areas for growth. We will be sending this home next week in the Green Mathematics Assessment folder. Please discuss this with your child, sign it and return it to your class teacher by Thursday next week.
Starting next week, we will focus on Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers. We will begin with multiplication of 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number.
Your child will also receive log in details for myimaths.com next week. Additional homework and consolidations activities can be completed on this subscription website. Please remind your child to attempt the lesson first before completing the online homework task.
They learned that tourist attractions can be natural or man-made. The destination's natural physical features include (mountains, rivers, beaches, forests etc. attract tourists as do its man-made features (hotels, theme parks, architecture, historical).
They then put all of their knowledge to great use by creating a travel brochure for a destination of their choice.
To enhance their learning, computer software was used that allowed them to choose a preferred layout before inserting relevant pictures and text to highlight the attractions of their destination.
Ask your child to show you the computer programme and explain how it works here:
Maybe you can have as much fun as the students had by creating a brochure from a family holiday you have enjoyed...
Home Learning - Christmas Term Week 6
Over the last two weeks, we have been learning the spelling rules/conventions for making nouns plural by adding -e and -es.
This week, we progress onto other plurals, most notably nouns ending in -f or -fe.
The rule for spelling most words ending in -f, change the f to a v and add es
e.g. elf -> elves
For most words ending in -fe, drop the fe and add -ves
e.g. wife -> wives
However, some nouns have unusual plurals and need to be learned by heart!
e.g. ox -> oxen, mouse -> mice, goose -> geese
Words to be learnt: thief, thieves, scarf, scarves, calf, calves, knife, knives, tooth, teeth
Additional challenge words: loaf, loaves, half, halves, geese
READ TO SUCCEED
Read a 'Just Right' book for 20 minutes or more each evening. Share and discuss with family members what you have read. Practice reading aloud in front of your family members using clear projection, fluency and expression.
Unit 2: Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers
Shaping Maths Activity Book 4A Part 1
Mon - Pages: 37-38
Tue - Pages: 39-40
Wed - Pages: 41-42
Thu - Pages: Problem solving activity sheet involving multiplication
myimaths.com: 4 - Multiples
Due: Monday 14th September
…remember to practice your multiplication tables each day!
Unit of Work: The Holiday Show
Part A of the PACKAGE HOLIDAY TOUR PROJECT is due to be completed and handed in to your teacher on Thursday 10th September.
Please ensure all sections are completed fully;
Geographical research & recording
History research & recording
Map - including title, labels of major cities/towns and a legend
Virtue of the Week
Being responsible means that others can depend on you.
You are willing to be accountable for your actions.
When things go wrong and you make a mistake, you make amends instead of excuses.
When you are responsible, you keep your agreements.
You give your best to any job.
Responsibility is the ability to respond ably.
It is a sign of growing up.
Mon 7th Sep: ECAs begin
Thu 10th: Family 'Welcome back' event on the school field. 6pm
Fri 11th Sep: School closed for Singapore National Polling Day
Mon 14th-Fri 18th Sep: Book week
BOOK SWAP: Please bring in a pre-loved book to swap for another. We will go to the Book Swap during Book Week.
Friday 18th Sep: Book Character Dress Up Day
Thu 24th-Fri 25th Sep: School closed for Hari Raya Celebrations
Wed 30th Sep: G4 Celebration of Learning. 8-8.30am
Sat 3rd Oct: Friends of Jesus Camp. ES Hall from 2pm
Tue 6th Oct: Town Hall meeting. ES Hall 7.45am
Your Grade 4 Teaching Team
4ABa Andrew Bazzo - firstname.lastname@example.org
4SDa and Head of Middle Years - email@example.com
Esther Toh - Teaching Partner