This week year 4 students began inquiring into our third unit for the year. You will find the learning outcomes for this unit here: HOW THE WORLD WORKS.
As a provocation to spark wonderings and curiosity amongst the students, we watched the video below:
Here are some of our wonderings and tuning-in learning engagements for this unit:
Students will develop their knowledge and understandings of scientific principles through exploring simple machines and how they make work easier. We have planned in collaboration with Ms. Hannah, in Art, to ensure the students develop an understanding of the Design cycle which they will use when they create and innovate.
Next week we will start a stand-alone unit on realistic fiction and our next blog post will explain more about this. For How the World Works unit we will consolidate students’ understanding of the explanation text type.
In mathematics, all year 4 classes have been introduced to the split strategy and tidy numbers for addition. Building on their understanding of place value, students are making connections on how to use these strategies to solve addition problems.