GRADE FOUR GAZETTE
SJI International Elementary School, Singapore
Christmas Term Week 6 - Friday 11th September
Next week we will look at strategies for multiplying by multiples of 10 before we learn about multiplying by 2 digits.
Thank you to the many parents who have signed and returned the end of unit reviews in the green maths assessment folder. Your reliability is appreciated.
They started them by drawing (freehand) a map of their home country. They then looked closely at a range of map features; key/legend, symbols, labels, compass rose, and scale.
Once the students had learned about these features, they then added them to their original home country drawing, to make them more informative and purposeful.
We ended the week by using lines of longitude and latitude to pinpoint a range of locations from around the globe. Great fun and we were able to assess our ability to use a range of sources to gather our geographical information by reflecting carefully on our learning.
Next week, we will be continuing to our increasing knowledge and skills of mapping by learning how to draw a map to an appropriate scale.
Home Learning - Christmas Term Week 7
This week, we will continue with 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: half, halves, shelf, shelves, penknife, penknives, leaf, leaves, wolf, wolves
Additional challenge words: yourself, yourselves, bookshelf, bookshelves, children
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
Mon - MyiMaths online home learning - Rounding
Tue - MyiMaths online home learning - Factors and Primes
Wed - Shaping Maths Activity Book 4A Part 1 Pages: 43-44
Thu - Shaping Maths Activity Book 4A Part 1 Pages: 45-48
…remember to practice your multiplication tables each day!
Unit of Work: The Holiday Show
Part B of the Package Holiday Tour Project - Marketing your Travel Agency will be given out and is due to be completed and handed in to your teacher on Monday 21st September.
Please ensure all sections are completed fully;
Travel Company Name
Travel Company Logo
Travel Company Slogan
Virtue of the Week
Excellence is doing your best.
It is giving your very best to any task you do or any relationship you have.
Excellence is effort guided by a noble purpose.
It is a desire for perfection.
The perfection of a seed comes in the fruit.
When you practice excellence, you bring your gifts to fruition.
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