Welcome to Room 19
Year 4, 2022
Miss Gurney

Hello! My name is Morgan Gurney, and I'm lucky enough to be your child's Year 4 teacher this year! When I'm not teaching, I love to spend time camping with family, swimming and walking my dogs Jack and Walt. I'm passionate about the HASS learning area, especially History! I'm originally from Perth, and I am new to NKPS and Kalgoorlie! 

I look forward to working alongside you and your child as a team throughout our 2022 learning journey together. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form, and I'll endeavour to get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

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Term 2

Literacy

Writing:

We are learning to write procedural texts and information Reports using the Seven Steps to Writing Success approach.

 

Reading:

We are learning about the Super Six Comprehension Strategies to help us create meaning from text when reading. We are applying our knowledge of the Super Six Comprehension Strategies to the text Our Race for Reconciliation by Anita Heiss.

 

Speaking and Listening:

We are learning to identify and develop our speaking and listening skills through structured weekly news opportunities and delivering an oral presentation to our peers.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra:

We are learning to identify equivalent fractions, count by quarters, halves and thirds, including mixed numerals and locate and represent these fractions on a number line. We recognise that the place value system can be extended to tenths and hundredths and we make connections between fractions and decimals.

We will investigate number sequences involving multiples of 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and explore number patterns resulting from performing multiplication. We identify equivalent number sentences and find unknown quantities involving addition and subtraction.

We will continue to explore a range of mental maths strategies to help strengthen our skills to quickly solve problems mentally and continue practising our recall of multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and their related division facts.

Measurement and Geometry:

We are learning to use metric units and informal means to compare the area and volume of objects. We will consolidate our knowledge of two-dimensional shapes and combine and split shapes to make other shapes. We are also learning to compare angles and classify them as equal to, greater than or less than a right angle.

HASS

History:

We are learning about one world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late 18th century and their contacts with other societies.

 

We explore the diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country. We are also learning to identify the impact a British colony had on the environment and the Indigenous peoples of Australia. 

Health

We are learning to build a bank of strategies we can use when we feel uncomfortable, or unsafe and to manage physical, social and emotional changes. We explore strategies to promote safety and wellbeing at home and school.

We are also undertaking PATHS lessons to build our social and emotional competence and improve our critical thinking skills. 

The Arts

Visual Arts:

We are learning to explore and experiment with visual conventions such as line, shape, colour and texture to create artwork. We will apply our knowledge of visual conventions to create a design based around an imaginary creature, inspired by Indigenous artist, Jimmy Pike. We are also learning how to respond to visual art.

Design and Technologies 

We are learning to produce a Rubber Band Racer. We will follow a design process that requires defining, investigating, designing, producing, improving, and evaluating. These processes and production skills allow us to build our problem-solving skills, creativity and resilience through this hands-on challenge.

Term 1

Literacy

Writing:

We are learning to write narrative and persuasive texts using the Seven Steps to Writing Success approach.

 

Reading:

We are learning about the Super Six Comprehension Strategies to help us create meaning from text when reading. We are applying our knowledge of the Super Six Comprehension Strategies to the text The Witches by Roald Dahl.

 

Speaking and Listening:

We are learning to identify and develop our speaking and listening skills through weekly news opportunities and delivering an oral presentation to our peers.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra:

We are learning to recognise, represent and order numbers to tens of thousands and further develop our knowledge of place value to help us partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to assist calculations and solve problems. We will investigate number sequences involving multiples of 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and explore a range of mental maths strategies to help strengthen our skills to quickly solve problems mentally. Finally, we are learning to count by quarters, halves and thirds including with mixed numerals.

 

Measurement and Geometry:

We are learning to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperature and explore area and volume. We will consolidate our knowledge of two-dimensional shapes and combine and split shapes to make other shapes. We are also learning to use ‘am’ and ‘pm’ and use simple scales, legends and directions to interpret basic maps.

HASS

Civics and Citizenship:

We are learning about the role of local government and the decisions it makes on behalf of the community. We will find out the differences between rules and laws and how they affect peoples’ lives. Finally, we will learn about people and the diverse groups they belong to and how this can shape identity.

 

History:

We are learning about one world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late 18th century and their contacts with other societies.

Health

We are learning ways in which regular physical activity promotes health and how to be persistent and resilient. We are also undertaking PATHS lessons to build our social and emotional competence and improve our critical thinking skills. 

The Arts

Drama:

We are learning to experiment with the eight elements of drama and use narrative story structures from our writing unit to create improvised and devised drama.

Visual Arts:

We are learning to explore and experiment with visual conventions such as line, shape, colour and texture to create artwork. We are also learning how to respond to visual art.

Design and Technologies 

We are learning to produce a recycled toy. 

We will follow a design process that requires defining, investigating, designing, producing, improving, and evaluating. These processes and production skills allow us to build our problem-solving skills, creativity and resilience through this hands-on challenge.

All About me puzzle piece DISPLAY

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All of the ways i am smart

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NARRATIVE WRITING - THE RAIN IS POURING DOWN... 

Making boomerangs
Making boomerangs

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Persuasive WRITING -
I WILL NEVER NOT EVER EAT A ______

HASS - Local government iMovie

Ariel

Caleb

Riverlee

Bailey

Aarish

Ethan

Ellen

Jet

Tyler

Halle

Molly

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Design Tech
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