Appreciation, gratitude and celebration have been a focus of our final weeks of school in our year 4 classes.
We started with students, teachers and many parents enjoying a delicious feast of snacks generously prepared by our parents to celebrate the end of our school year.
We attended the Year 6 Exhibition presentations. Our year 4 students were an engaging audience listening attentively, asking relevant questions and offering feedback to confident and knowledgeable year 6 presenters. Many students came away from the exhibition making connections to inquiry and discussing the issues and the actions taken by the year 6 students (with some also thinking aloud about what they will do for their Year 6 Exhibition).
We also made Math games, students worked in small groups and used their math knowledge and skills to create games. The focus was on players having to use math strategies and concepts while playing their games. Students integrated language by writing instructions for their games, using the procedural framework that they had learned earlier in the semester. After trialling and fine-tuning our games we had a game exchange with other classes and had more fun applying our math skills.
In our Sharing the Planet unit we worked on our summative assessments. Our students made connections between food security and/or food insecurity and the concepts of availability, accessibility, utilization and stability. Students chose a way of making their knowledge visible and presented their learning in a variety of ways.
Year 4 also celebrated the outcome of our own recent ACTION. Many students did chores at home in exchange for money and/or food, which we then donated for a local orphanage. The food and money were handed over to Ms Jasmine and Ms Andrea to organize the delivery of the food to the orphanage. The action taken by our children is a win-win situation. Through their own work and effort they were able to make connections and gained a sense of their own possibilities in providing for the well-being of others in our local community.
We appreciate and celebrate all of your support and care in contributing to making this a successful year for our students, teachers and families.
We wish you all safe and happy holidays.