Year 4 Overviews
Term 3, 2013
Religious Education: How does the Church offer healing to people?
Students will explore, Identify, explain, distinguish and make connects with the importance of the Sacrament of Healing. They will learn specifically about Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick and how the Church offers this Sacrament to its people.
Weeks 1-6: Journal Writing
Students will identify and discuss the structure, language and text features of Literary Texts (journals) They will show increased understanding of the origins of Australian English and develop an awareness of the differences between early and contemporary texts. Students will create a short literary text (journal including 3-4 entries) using the language and text features explored, to demonstrate their understanding of early and contemporary texts.
Weeks 7-11: Word Play in Poetry and Literary Texts.
Students will explore word play in Poetry and Literary Texts. This will be part of the reading, writing and talking and listening strands. Spelling, grammar and handwriting will be embedded into the writing strand. Students will use the different structures that make poetry spoonerisms, nonsense words, neologisms and puns. They will use knowledge of different organisational features of poetry and literary texts to deepen and clarify understanding and responses. Within literacy rotations, students will use appropriate vocabulary and explain how ideas are developed. Students will create a short literary text, using language features explored, to demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary and word play.
History: “Why did the Europeans settle in Australia?”
Students will investigate and retell the stories of the convicts on the First Fleet to gain an understanding of the first European settlement of Australia. They will present their stories in a printed or digital journal, as well as a living history tableau.
Science: Earth and Space Science- “Beneath our Feet”
Students will be provided opportunities to explore how natural processes and human activity shape their surroundings. Students will discuss factors that influence the erosion of soils and pose questions and investigations. They will use science inquiry skills to conduct fair tests of the effects of water erosion on soils.
SOSE: Place in Space - Geography
Environments are defined by physical and human dimensions. Interactions between people and places affect the physical features of the land, biodiversity, water and atmosphere. Students will represent the location of places and their features by constructing large-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions including scale, legend, title and north point, and describe their location using simple grid references, compass direction and distance