Times Tables

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Practise your 2 times tables!

Spelling List

Your complete spelling list has been added to spelling city. This website allows you to play games and test yourself on your spelling.

Click on the following link and then select Term 1, Week 2 to find our current list.


Have Fun!!


Homework is an essential part of schooling and plays an important role in revisiting classroom work and/or practising vital skills.

Homework is handed out and explained in detail to students every Friday. (First weeks homework for the Term went out on Friday 29/01) It is due back at school the following Thursday to allow time for marking over night and to be ready for Friday.

The following pages should be included in your Homework folders along with your spelling words and LSCWC (look, say, cover, write, check) in your exercise books.

The design of the grid: Tasks are divided into different areas. The titles of the columns are based on the type of thinking required as described in Bloom’s taxonomy. As you work across the grid, higher order thinking skills are required.
We all learn and understand things differently. Each row is labelled with a different ‘learning style’ based on Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory. We encourage children to choose a variety of tasks which interest and challenge them to learn in different ways.

This is a table of spelling activities to choose from. Two are to be completed each week and coloured in.

This week our focus for maths is our 2 times tables. Fact families are used to help understand the turn around facts and the division facts paired with 2x.
A reading log helps keep track of the books you have read.

If you have any queries or questions regarding the homework tasks please feel free to contact us.
Enjoy and have fun with your homework!


Friday, January 29, 2016

Keep an eye out for the swimming notes - they went home today!

Swimming starts next Thursday 4th January.

Please remember to send your child to school with appropriate swimming attire, towel, goggles and swim cap (if required).

Labelling all items worn or brought to school that day will ensure we have no lost items.

Keeping in touch

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Welcome to our class blog!

We will be team teaching this year. Jessica Thorburn will teach 4A every Monday, Tuesday while Julianne Bluhdorn will teach every Thursday, Friday. Wednesdays will be alternated.

The blog will be a great resource for you as parents and students to keep in touch with what's going on in our classroom throughout the year. We love when parents and students comment!

Students spent a lot of time today getting their resources sorted, and becoming aware of some operational processes in our classroom. 4A talked about what students need to do to make sure our class runs smoothly as well as talking about what they want to learn this year. Over the next 2 weeks, each student will identify their goals for the term.

In regards to the booklist, it is perfectly acceptable to keep things at home so you can ration them over the year. In saying that, we do start off using quite a few books at the same time so that each subject area has its own section. If you haven't already, please send in:
  • 7 - A4 Exercise books 48 page, year 3/4 red and blue lines
  • A4 Grid book 10mm
  • A4 Exercise book 96 page, blue lines
  • Plastic Document Folder
  • New Wave Maths Mentals (understand that quite a few people are waiting on the newsagent which is fine).
  • Student Homework Diary
  • Sketch book
  • HB lead pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Colouring pencils and felt pens
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Highlighter
  • Red biro
We are using all of these items on a day to day basis and it is essential each student has their own belongings. Please let me know if any of this is a problem.

Students have come home with a 'Parent Survey' today. This is purely to give us a kick start on getting to know your child and in turn, supporting them. Please fill this out and send back to school. Alternatively, you can email the information: jthor175@eq.edu.au

What you need to know:
Monday - P.E. / Music
Tuesday - Parade (formal uniform)
Thursday - Swimming (starts week 2)
Friday - ICT / Homework goes home

4A students: We would love for you to leave a comment about what you are excited about for the year ahead!