Assalamu Alaikum Parents/Guardians.
This Term we worked hard to prepare our students for year 5, so that they can be empowered with the tools and concepts they need moving forward insha’Allah.
They Year 4s have been working hard in improving their writing skills this term. They have acquired the essential skills to start developing further their written Narrative and Persuasive writing skills. Apart from their daily Literacy Block writing sessions, students were able to continue practising improving their written expressions and vocabulary building during the day.
One of the highlights of our literacy lessons this term was the Year 4s learning about the different form of poetry. The students wrote some outstanding haiku, cinquain, diamante, and acrostic poems throughout the semester.
In math this Term, the year 4s has applied their knowledge of Place Value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers up to one million. In Chance and Probability, they conducted hands-on experiments where they were given the opportunity to select and trial authentic methods of data collection and constructed suitable data displays such as tables and bar graphs. They learned how to read and interpret data from tables, column graphs and picture graphs. In Measurement and Geometry students applied problem solving strategies to calculate real world problems involving elapsed time and area.
The year 4 cohort have been exploring chemical sciences this term. They have learnt to describe materials, classify them as natural or synthetic and identify their properties. They have especially enjoyed partaking in science investigations to test the specific properties of everyday materials, such as the insulating property of cotton. Students were thoroughly engaged and enjoyed discussing their results with the class.
As we come to the end of another busy school year, I would like to wish all my students a happy, productive journey in Year 5.
It has been a joy to get to know them, share their stories and watch them grow. I will be leaving the school at the end of 2021 and would like to thank the children and the parents for their love and support. It has been a pleasure to get to know you. I wish everyone all the best for a safe and bright 2022, May Allah bless you all.