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What we are learning this term





In the first unit students will explore the quest novel, “Rowan of Rin”. They will analyse the main character using language features. In the second unit the students will explore a range of persuasive advertising techniques used on breakfast cereal packaging. 

In the first unit, students will write a character analysis of the main character focusing on the use of language features.  In the second unit they will design a breakfast cereal package using persuasive advertising techniques.


Students will study financial mathematics, number and place value, fractions and decimals, location and transformation, patterns and algebra and measurement.

Students will be assessed in all of the areas studied.


Students will develop an understanding of location and characteristics of place at a national scale, and represent and interpret data.

Collection of work.


Students will explore the life cycles and beneficial interactions between eucalypts and bees. They will explore other beneficial as well as harmful interactions between animals and eucalypts. Students conduct a fair test on seed germination of eucalypt seeds and test theories on why oil is present in eucalypt leaves.

Students will complete a guided investigation about why eucalypts produce oil and a knowledge and understanding quiz.


Students will examine the influence of heritage and culture on their identity. They will explore the communication skills of respect and empathy and how to support positive interactions.

Students will be assessed through the implementation of role plays and the creation of a ‘Me Card’.


Students will participate in a swimming program delivered by Aquatic Achievers.

Students will be assessed on their technique and performance during the Aquatics Achievers Swimming program.


Students will perform a choreographed sequence of steps in the dance style of Musical Theatre using expressive skills to tell a story.

Students will be assessed on their control, accuracy and expression of the choreographed dance.


Students will explore hobbies including leisure activities and sports. Students will learn how to ask questions and how to express the hobbies they enjoy in French. They will read a penfriend page from magazine and play games in order to consolidate their French vocabulary.

This subject is not formally assessed in Year 4.


​Days to remember

  • Swimming – Weeks 2-9
  • ICAS English 1st August
  • Cybersafety Talk 2nd August
  • Ngutana-Lui Incursion 8th August
  • ICAS Mathematics 15th August
  • Science Incursion 15th August
  • Royal Show Holiday 16th August
  • Father’s Day Stall P&C Thursday 31st & 1st August  ​ 

Points of interest

  • Formal Uniform day each Monday
  • 3-6 Assembly 24/7, 7/8, 21/8, 4/9 at 2pm.
  • Social and Emotional Development: 
  • This term our GROW focus will be on Great Learners. The ‘You Can Do It’ learning to support this focus will be around resilience and confidence. 

Before School Routine
are required to assemble in the hall before school.  When dismissed students will line up outside their classrooms.