Big Write

Tomorrow 4A will be writing narratives during their Big Write session.
It will be a FREE WRITE, meaning the students can write about any topic they choose.
Please have a chat tonight to ensure your child has ideas ready to go.

Discuss – setting, characters, a problem and how it is solved.

Thanks for your support
Ross Hamaline

Welcome to 4A

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing summer holidays. What an exciting time as we head into the first term of year 4, I am looking forward to spending time getting to know each of my students personally.
We have a lot on over the next couple of months so watch for updates on Compass and through the blog. Also, if you would like to see an overview of the curriculum we will cover in Year 4, click on the Curriculum Information tab, which is located at the top of the blogs home page.

Homework will go home each Friday. Information for parents about weekly activities will be included on the homework sheet so please take the time to read these messages and guide your child in setting up a weekly approach to homework. Your support is invaluable to your child’s learning.

Beach program will run on Thursday 8th February and Friday 16th February. If you are able to walk to the beach with our class and assist in monitoring the beach activities, please let your teacher know.

When you need to speak to me I am usually available before or after school for a quick chat. For bigger issues, pop in, send in a note or ring to make an appointment.

Looking forward to meeting you all and to having a fantastic year working together to help and teach your child.

Welcome Back! Term 3 Overview!

This term our inquiry topic is based on Australian History, beginning with discovering what life was like for the aboriginals before the Europeans arrived. We will then find out about world explorers, why they left Europe to discover new lands, and finish with looking at the impact the first European settlers had on the aboriginal way of life. If you have any items of interest or expertise that relate to these areas, we would love to hear from you.

In Maths we have been revising the language of chance relating to events occurring – eg, impossible, very unlikely, unlikely, even, 50/50, possible, likely etc. We investigated a deck of cards and played games to predict the chance of certain cards being chosen. The next few weeks we will be tackling decimals and fractions. Many find these topics tricky and need lots of practical experience, practise and discussion to consolidate understanding. Please look for opportunities in everyday life to help your child understand the basics eg, cutting fruit and vegetables into quarters, halves, thirds etc.

Homework will come home on Friday however reading and Mathletics can still be encouraged this week. Those students who fail to hand homework in on time will attend “Homework Club” during lunchtime or Year 4 sport. Please help establish the routine of completing a small amount of work at home each week.

Camp Reminders

Hey everyone,

A couple of reminders for camp (Wednesday 10th) this week:

– Please be at school at 7.30am.
– Do a head lice check prior to camp.
– Remember to bring lunch and a drink bottle for the first day.
– Bring and sign in any medication required for camp.
– Raincoat and warm clothes.
– No electronics; cameras can be brought at own risk/responsibility.


Mr Hamaline

Film Day Photo

Quick snapshot on the morning of Film Day. A big thank you to all the parents/family friends who helped organise the student’s costumes and to the parents who came and helped with makeup in the morning!

‘Luck Of The Draw, Year Six Raffle’

As part of our Year 6 Market, we have a group of students who have organised a raffle.
These students successfully contacted a variety of companies for donations and gift vouchers. We have over thirty prizes valued between $20 – $400 (listed on the second page of the PDF file above).
Tickets will only be on sale before and after school for fifteen minutes, for two weeks prior to the Market. Students can also purchase tickets on the day of the market (if there are any available).

Ticket prices are $2 each. The raffle will be drawn on the day of the Market, Friday September the 2nd.

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Amelie, Lana and Dylan (Year Six Students)