Writing – Personal Recounts

Hi all

We are looking at recounts over the next couple of weeks leading up to a cold write (unassisted, test conditions). To prepare for this we are currently looking at model pieces and identifying the important aspects. Students are being introduced to the structure this week by identifying orientation, series of events that include personal comments and conclusion.

We will also be learning about the finer attributes including:

– use of personal pronouns,
– action verbs presented in past tense,
– emotive words,
– descriptive words,
– time connectives.

On Thursday we are going to write a practise piece about our bike ed lesson tomorrow. Chatting about recounts is a good idea at this stage. Especially about the idea of adding descriptions and emotive language. Hey, you could also talk about school and press them for details!

That will be fun 🙂

Big Write Talk Homework

Hi all

This Thursday 4E will be required to write an explanation text on how a bicycle works. Please discuss with your child what information they will need to include. Think about what opening statement they may use and how they will link items of time (firstly, next, then) in this explanation. Also how would they conclude their explanation.

Bike Ed Safety

Hi all

After completing individual safety checks in yesterday’s lesson it appears that quite a few of the children in 4E will need to replace items or make adjustments to their bikes so they are safe for them to use in our Bike Ed sessions. Could you please check with your child what things need to be fixed before next weeks lesson. Helmets must have approved Australian Standards sticker attached AS/NZS 2063 and be fitted correctly.

Also I still need parent helpers for Wednesday afternoons.

Mrs Paterson

Big Write -Talk Homework

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This week we are still working on descriptive language. On Friday we will be writing about something we love; person, place or thing (animate or inanimate). Students need to be able to describe it deeply. They may think about looking at a picture or a movie. We will ask them to think about their senses, how does it look, sound, feel, smell or taste. They can think about using figurative language, including metaphors and similes to help the reader see the thing they love. The idea is the reader can see the same image or movie just by reading the words.
I love surfing…what do you love?

Mrs Paterson

RACV and Bike E

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You have one more week to get those bikes ready! There are some children who have not yet returned their Bike Safety check lists. These need to be signed by a parent/carer and returned ASAP. Tomorrow is bike free as we listen to a rep from the RACV talk about road rules and pedestrian safety. Parents welcome! We are on at 2:00pm in Room 17 next to 4B..

Big write -Talk Homework

Hi all

As we have been researching, studying and learning about first contact with the aboriginal people and the first white settlers our Big Write will be a narrative focusing on the thoughts, feeling and interactions between both of these cultures.

We have discussed this class and if you can have a chat to your child and possibly think of a few descriptive words and a short plan that would be most helpful.

Cheers

Mrs Paterson

Year 4 Assembly

Hi all

Year 4 will be having an assembly this Friday from 2:30pm in Mrs Kohlmans/Mrs Bulls classroom.

Matilda & Alasdair will be the running the assembly which will feature Kieran on the piano, Jess’s “Glitter” story, Gold & Silver Mathletics awards and of course our athletes who performed so well last week at the District Athletics.

All parents/carers welcome

See you there if you can make it!

Mrs Paterson

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