Grade 4 – Term 1 Activities


Reading for Entertainment

During this unit, students will investigate the writing styles used by different authors who write for the purpose to entertain. Students will be exposed to the works of multiple authors across the unit and develop their skills of:

  • Identifying the traits used by different authors (word choice, ideas, punctuation)
  • Analysing and judging the effectiveness of an author’s writing style.
  • Discussing the different text types that can be written for an entertaining purpose.
  • Taking ideas from authors to transfer into their own personal writing.


Writing to Entertain

During this unit, students will be studying the ‘6 Traits of Writing’ and ‘The Writing Process.’ They will be experimenting with: 

  • Different modes of generating authentic ideas
  • Planning/organising those ideas
  • Evolving the idea into sentences and paragraphs.
  • Students will have the choice to write about a topic of passion and interest with the purpose of entertaining the reader. 
  • The students will draw on the skills gained in the ‘Author’s Study’ and integrate them into their writing.


Place Value

During this unit, students will be studying the place value to read, say, represent, partition, rearrange and order 3-6 digit numbers. They will be examining a range of contexts where place value applies directly to everyday life and will be undertaking open ended problems to come up with multiple answers.

Addition and Subtraction

During this unit, students will be revisiting the inverse concepts of addition and subtraction. They will be working with numbers from 2 to 6 digits based on their competency. Calculating solutions will come through a range of strategies including: 

  • Using manipulatives i.e. MAB 
  • Number Lines
  • Partitioning 
  • Place Value Alignment (including decimals)
  • Vertical Addition (including carrying) 
  • Vertical Subtraction (including trading and renaming)

Chance & Data 

During this Unit, students will investigate the chance and probability of certain events. Students will develop their understanding of the following concepts:

  • Using the language of chance to to identify the probability of everyday events occurring.
  • Identifying everyday scenarios where one event dependent on another.
  • Identifying everyday scenarios where one event independent of another.
  • Recording data in a variety of formats.
  • Analysing data to draw conclusions about the information collected.

Inquiry – How the World Works

During this unit students will investigate and develop their understandings of;

  • Rules and laws of Local Government
  • The Democratic Process
  • Responsibilities of Local Government
  • Traditions and Celebrations of Different Cultures.