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Grade 4 back to school parent info

  1. 1. Welcome to <br />Grade 4<br />Back to School Night<br />September 19th 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Curriculum<br /><ul><li>Maths
  3. 3. Literacy
  4. 4. Units of Inquiry</li></li></ul><li>Maths<br /><ul><li> We will be using a range of resources, including the “Scott Foresman” text book, mathletics teacher resources, Everyday Counts and other math resources including websites.
  5. 5. Children will be assessed using a range of strategies including written tests, daily observations and open ended investigations.
  6. 6. Differentiation will occur either through task or outcome, and groups will be determined through pre –tests, continual daily observations or marking of work.
  7. 7. A variety of hands on materials will be used to assist the children in mastering a range of strategies.</li></li></ul><li>Literacy<br /><ul><li> Reading – Children will be tested using the PM Leveled running record kit. This will determine your child’s independent and instructional reading age. Guided reading lessons will be taught to increase your child’s knowledge and use of reading strategies.
  8. 8. Writing – Your child will be learning to write using a variety of genre that is closely linked to the Units of Inquiry so the writing has real life meaning. We will also be using the 6 plus 1 writing traits.
  9. 9. Spelling –The children will have a list of vocabulary to learn during our Units of Inquiry. Given words will come from the UOI, </li></ul> math and writing genre. Personal words will be added from all <br /> areas of the curriculum. <br /><ul><li> Oral Language – Throughout the year children will be encouraged to develop strong oral language skills with many opportunities to present and discuss units of work.</li></li></ul><li>Units of Inquiry<br /><ul><li> Who We Are – Its My Choice/ Decision making
  10. 10. How The World Works – Human survival is connected to understanding the changing nature of the earth.
  11. 11. Where We Are In Place And Time – Exploration and Discovery
  12. 12. Sharing The Planet – Humans have an impact on the earths water (SWW)
  13. 13. How We Express Ourselves – Communication of ideas and traditions.
  14. 14. How We Organize Ourselves – How organizations bring about change</li></li></ul><li>Instructional Approach<br /><ul><li>PYP, Learner Profile, Concept driven rather than content
  15. 15. Lessons are integrated to fit with the current UOI. Some stand alone lessons
  16. 16. Science/Humanities are incorporated into PYP units</li></li></ul><li>Homework<br /><ul><li> Displayed on the Grade 4 Wiki Home Page
  17. 17. Same expectations for all Grade 4 Students, some extra worksheets/tasks maybe given.
  18. 18. Given on Sunday, collected on Thursday
  19. 19. No Homework given during major assessments such as Arabic.</li></ul>How you can support<br /><ul><li> Listen to your child read, sign and comment in the homework diary
  20. 20. Provide a quiet area for work to be done
  21. 21. Make sure your child has a break – They have been at school all day</li></li></ul><li>How I Know my Child is Progressing<br /><ul><li> Term Report Cards
  22. 22. Progress Reports
  23. 23. Parent /Teacher Conferences
  24. 24. Student Led Conferences</li></li></ul><li>Wiki<br /><ul><li>Please check out our wiki page for more information</li></ul><br /><ul><li> School Website -</li></ul>QUESTIONS?<br />How to get in touch<br /><ul><li>Details on your child’s class homepage</li>