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Moreton Bay Boys’ College Year 4. Parent Information Night 5 February 2009 Ms Rebecca Sullivan. Teaching and Learning in Year 4. 3 Rs of Research, Reasoning, Relationships Higher order thinking skills Literacy and numeracy with a focus on deep level knowledge and understanding

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Moreton bay boys college year 4

Moreton Bay Boys’ CollegeYear 4

Parent Information Night

5 February 2009

Ms Rebecca Sullivan


Teaching and learning in year 4
Teaching and Learning in Year 4

  • 3 Rs of Research, Reasoning, Relationships

  • Higher order thinking skills

  • Literacy and numeracy with a focus on deep level knowledge and understanding

  • High student expectations

  • Social and emotional intelligence fostered through pastoral program and drama experiences


Pastoral program
Pastoral Program

Term 1: Organisation/Getting Along

  • Personal organisation – uniform

  • School policies – (Mirror)

  • Behaviour management

  • Self confidence

  • Conflict resolution

  • Dealing with peer pressure

  • Table manners

  • Independence


Pastoral program1
Pastoral Program

Term 2: Persistence

  • Communication Skills

  • Time management

  • Risk taking

  • Public speaking

  • Team building activities – cooperative learning, tolerance of difference, value of diversity.


Mathematics
Mathematics

Number Concepts TERM 1

  • Representing 3 and 4 digit numbers

  • Mental facts

  • Subtraction and addition using place values

  • Multiplication facts

    Patterns and Algebra

  • Patterns in multiplication/division/addition/subtraction

    Space

  • 2D and 3D shapes

  • Tessellating shapes

  • Grid references

    Measurement

  • Metres and centimetres

  • Millilitres and litres

  • Grams and kilograms

    Chance and Data

  • Read and interpret graphs

  • Organise and compare data in tables

    PROBLEM SOLVING


Mathematics how
MathematicsHow?

  • Maths rotations

  • Maths number fact games and activities

  • Hands on maths activities

  • Problem solving sessions


Literacy essential learnings
Literacy – Essential Learnings

  • Reading for meaning and with fluency and expression.

  • Read with excellent comprehension / complete tasks using higher order thinking skills.

  • Read independently a wide range of texts on increasingly challenging topics and can justify own interpretation of ideas, information and events.

  • Develop effective skills for communicating and gaining information.

  • Develop confidence and fluency in a variety of situations ranging from prepared to impromptu speaking.

  • Develop the skills to compose written English fluently, appropriately and effectively for a wide range of personal and social purposes.

  • Recognise the generic features of set texts.

  • Develop proofreading and editing skills.


Literacy how
LiteracyHow?

  • Novel study (Term 1 –Halfway across the galaxy and turn left by Robin Klein)

  • Literacy Rotations

  • Punctuation and grammar exercises

  • Spelling

  • Reading program

  • Comprehension exercises


Integrated studies
Integrated Studies

  • Theme based investigations

  • Term 1 – Launch into space – SOSE/Science

  • Term 2 – Gold in Australia – SOSE/Science


Specialists lessons
Specialists Lessons

  • Music - Mr Rob Peterson

  • Singing – Mrs Katchia Avenell

  • Art – Ms Lyn Joubert

  • Physical Education – Mrs Andrea Bowden

  • Religion – Mr Shane McCarthy

  • Spanish LOTE - Mrs Katchia Avenell


Years 4 5 camp 2009
Years 4 - 5 Camp 2009

Term 1

16 – 18 March

Overnight Monday and Tuesday

Mapleton Recreation Camp

canoeing, abseiling, team building


Excursions incursions
Excursions & Incursions

  • Term 1 – Star Lab (incursion)

    10 February

  • Term 2 – Eureka Gold Rush (excursion)

    2 June


Behaviour management
Behaviour Management

  • Classroom protocols based around the 4Cs of courtesy, cooperation, commonsense and consideration.

  • Expectations are consistent.

  • Whole College approach (please see parent handbook for flow chart).


Rewards
Rewards

  • Intrinsic rewards

  • Signatures in diary (award card)

    MIRROR framework

  • Team rewards – house points


Homework
Homework

  • Designed to develop good study, organisation and time management skills

  • Set Monday – due Friday

  • Reinforce maths concepts, encourage writing and thinking

  • Reading – nightly

  • Emphasis on neat presentation

  • 25 – 30 minutes per night (10 – 15 minutes of reading)


Communication
Communication

A strong connection between home and school is vital.

  • Student Diary – please check daily for reminders / encourage boys organisational skills

  • Emails: [email protected]

  • Telephone – 3906 9444 (office)

  • Direct Telephone – 3906 9413 (message bank)

  • Interviews – Term 1:24 and 26 March

  • Available by appointment throughout the term should you wish to discuss your son’s progress, socially, emotionally and / or academically.

  • Be informed at www.mbbc.qld.edu.au / newsletters


Thank you for your time tonight
Thank you for your time tonight!

I’m looking forward to an

enjoyable and rewarding semester

with your boys!

QUESTIONS?


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