We are so impressed with the way Grade 4 students have strived for understanding this week, while showing off all the wonderful attributes of a caring and inclusive community. There really has been a host of high quality learning engagements and productive Google Meets. We have seen a very high level of communication online and the children have obviously really developed their digital and online communication skills through these challenging times.
You will have been seeing lots of wonderful work on your child’s Seesaw journal but we’ve also seen wonderful contributions on shared Padlets like these:
As promised, here is the week ahead’s resource planner so your children can get ready for their upcoming lessons and in addition you can find a full breakdown of our learning objectives here.
Please do continue to reach out if you have any concerns, feedback or suggestions at all. We are always available by email and also the Parent Help Desk is a great forum (Every Monday 1.50-2.30pm, zoom link shared by email). As always, we deeply appreciate the efforts you are making at home to support your child and please contact us if you feel your child is asking for more support than you are able to offer.
Thanks for a great start to remote learning! We had 100% attendance in all Google Meets today and some really good engagement with activities too. Thank you for all the support we know you as parents are giving. Well done everyone!
As you know, next week we will be sharing daily schedules that make the day feel much more like a normal school day. Here is our resource planner for the w/c 11th January. A planner like this will be shared every Friday at 2pm to help your child get prepared for the next week’s lessons:
On Monday at 7.50am the Monday Daily Schedule, showing all learning engagements, Google Meet times, links and success criteria will be shared on your child’s Google Classroom and emailed to all parents. Here is a blank template so you know what to expect!
You can also find our usual overview of learning outcomes here.
We will all be approaching the week with a growth mindset and supporting your children to become increasingly independent throughout the week. Please encourage them to contact their homeroom teacher and use our FAQ padlet if they are unsure of what to do. Please join our Parent Help Desk Zoom session on Monday at 1.50 (link has been emailed to all parents) if you have any questions at all.
Well done Grade 4! There are so many wonderful posts on Seesaw and it was great to see nearly the whole grade in our zoom. In addition you were wonderful digital citizens, showing excellent communication skills! Let’s get ready for tomorrow…
Thursday 7th January
Good Morning Grade 4!
There are 4 activities for you on Seesaw that will be assigned to you at 7:50.
We will be testing our google meets with our homeroom at 10am.
Simply log into google classroom and click the google meet link that is under the classroom title.
We know you would rather be in school and be all together, but until that is possible we are going to continue our Grade 4 learning journey from our homes.
The next three days will be about establishing routines, reflecting on our learning goals and creating new goals. We will be creating classroom agreements for our online learning and making sure we all understand what we need to be doing. Tomorrow parents can pick up learning packets with materials for you from school starting at 7:50.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week you only need to visit Seesaw to complete the assigned activities and join the zoom at 11.30am each day (link posted on the blog)
Starting on Monday 11th of January we will be closely following our usual daily schedule, you will have special classes and Thai/TAL. On Friday afternoon you will receive your schedule for next week and an outline of the week’s learning, including any materials you may need.
Reminders to help you be successful in your remote learning:
School is from 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Try and wake up at the same time everyday.
Have a healthy breakfast.
Get ready for school – wear a school shirt.
Have your materials ready, and your learning space clean and organized.
It is important to have strong routines and habits, that is our focus the next couple days.
Work on the new SEESAW activities that are posted.
Please can you fill in this form, see you at 11:30!
We will ZOOM at 11:30am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.
What a great term! As we wind down towards the holidays we’ve got a busy week putting the final touches on our assembly. We’re looking forward to sharing our learning with you on Friday at 10am.
The students are excited about Secret Santa (presents should be brought to school by Wednesday) and the party on Thursday. Thanks of course for all your organisation for this and especially to the parents reps and helps who will arrange the food and run activities. Homework is themed around these activities including a free dress day on Thursday.
At the end of the week we celebrated our House Sports Day and saw the traditional combination of commitment, enthusiasm and a caring and inclusive community on display. It was great to see so many parents there to watch your children giving their all.
In this shortened week we are getting creative with a host of STEM challenges as we contine to explore how scientists investigate and use forces.
We have really begun to develop our presentation skills too, and the confidence shown when presenting our homework slideshows was great to see. In Maths we continue to explore the two worlds of measurement and data handling and are really applying our learning to help us draw conclusions during our UOI engagements.
Next week we will have our class party on Thursday and the assembly on Friday. More details in next week’s blog but we hope to see as many of you there as possible!
We’re really feeling the force in Grade 4 as we delve into how Scientists can explain the physical world through exploring forces and motion. This week we are looking foward to experimenting with the ideas that were generated as part of our homework last week. In addition to inquiring into how force and motion interact while observing paper planes, cars down inclined planes and snowflakes we are going to explore the forces and motion of boats, ping pong ball guns, balloon cars and many more fun and creative engagements.
In Maths we have enjoyed exploring the physical world through the lens of measurement and are becoming increasingly confident when estimating and measuring. We have also developed our data handling skills by taking surveys with Google Forms and interpreting the charts that it creates. Last Friday we had a great time playing the games that students created for homework. We saw so many very creative ways of connecting forces, motion and angles, well done kids!
Our Literacy focus continues to be non-fiction texts and we are enjoying applying our developing skills to summarise and explain the experiments we are engaging with.