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Welcome to Grade Four and the Intermediate Phase

With Grade Four being the first year in the Intermediate Phase, it is a year of many firsts and exciting challenges and experiences. This year will definitely be one of growth and it will present many opportunities for the learners to become more independent.

The Grade Four team consists of: Jodene Weir (Grade Head), Kathy Christy, Leanne Preuss, Jessica McEvoy, Colleen Beck, Rachè de Villiers, Ina Bornman and Corlia Nel.

In Grade Four, our main aim will always be to bring out the best in all of the learners and help them to realise that they have many talents and strengths. We also promote balance between academics, sport and cultural activities.

Thank you for all the support that we have already received and we are confident that together we can make this an exciting and successful year for every learner.

General Information:

Absenteeism:

If possible, please notify the class teacher via e-mail if your son / daughter is absent. It would be appreciated if you could also make arrangements for work to be fetched from Reception or to be sent home with a sibling or neighbour.

Latecomers:

Please try to have your son / daughter at school on time. We start teaching at 07:55 and we generally write our assessments first thing in the morning. Arriving once an assessment has already started, often causes anxiety.

Music lessons during school hours:

The onus is on the learner to catch up on any classwork that is missed.

Assessments:

A term planner is supplied in the second week of each term. Details of the contents of every test requiring preparation is also supplied (pasted into or noted in the learners’ Homework Book).

All tests carry weight for the report. In Term 2 and 4, the examination and class test marks are combined for the report.

Homework:

  • Our policy is to set 45 minutes of homework per day (excluding test / exam preparation). This will consist mainly of Maths, reading and spelling.
  • Please practise bonds and tables daily.
  • Homework Books must please be signed daily by a parent / guardian.

Spelling and Vocabulary Programme:

English Home language and English First Additional Language

  • The aim of this programme is for every learner to feel successful and improve their spelling and vocabulary.
  • 5 unprepared tests are written in the second week of the first term. These tests serves as a baseline.
  • The average of these tests is used to determine the learner’s starting      S &V quota (word count).
  • Every learner is exposed to the vocabulary and spelling rules through the worksheets.
  • An S&V spelling test is written every Friday.
  • A CASS assessment is written every four weeks.

Maths:

We do different Content Areas (CA):

  • CA 1: Numbers, Operations & Relationships (50% of our time)
  • CA 2: Patterns, Functions & Algebra
  • CA 3: Space & Shape
  • CA 4: Measurement
  • CA 5: Data Handling

We usually write a Maths test every Thursday. We promote the use of Mathletics for test and examination preparation. It is a wonderful tool to improve processing speed and accuracy. The class teachers set activities for the learners to complete during our Lit / Num periods at school. Mathletics provides immediate feedback as well as an explanation for each and every question.

Phys Ed:

  • Phys Ed is compulsory.
  • A letter from a parent is required to excuse a learner from a lesson. Attendance / participation marks are added to assessment marks to make up a term mark.
  • We aim to challenge the learners and expose them to new trends in exercise.

Class T-shirts:

Class t-shirts are unique to Grade Four and they may be worn for Phys Ed, on camp and for all other outings. The cost of the t-shirt is included in the camp costs.

Highlights for the Year:

Term 1

  • Kenridge Walkabout: Week 4 (2 – 4 February)
  • Altydgedacht Farm: Week 9 (7 – 10 March)

Term 2

  • Camp: Bergkroon (Wellington) bergkroon.co.za
    • one night
  • 2 classes (CB and KC), 3 English classes (JW, JM & LP), 3 Afrikaans classes (IB, RD & CN)
  • Afrikaansdag: at school
  • Ostrich Outing

Term 3

  • Planetarium: at school

Term 4

  • Science Day: at school
  • Grade 4 Review (concert)
  • Fun Day: at school

Grade Four Review (Concert)

We are very excited that our learners will be taking part in a Review in the fourth term. We look forward to showcasing the wide array of talents amongst our Grade Four learners, whilst at the same time providing great entertainment. Should you wish to be part of the Grade Four Review Support Committee, please contact your class teacher.

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Welkom in Graad Vier en die Intermediêre Fase

Graad Vier is die eerste jaar in die Intermediêre Fase en dit is ook ‘n jaar met baie eerstes asook baie uitdagings en ondervindings. Dit sal beslis ‘n jaar van groei wees en baie geleenthede sal vir die leerders geskep word om hul selfstandigheid te ontwikkel.

Die Graad Vier span bestaan uit: Jodene Weir (Graadhoof), Kathy Christy, Leanne Preuss, Jessica McEvoy, Colleen Beck, Rachè de Villiers, Ina Bornman en Corlia Nel.

In Graad Vier is dit ons doel om elke leerder bewus te maak van hulle talente en om hulle te help om net hul beste te lewer. Ons heg baie waarde aan ‘n goeie balans tussen akademie, sport en kultuur.

Dankie vir al die ondersteuning wat ons alreeds ontvang het en ons is seker dat, met u hulp, hierdie jaar vir elke leerder opwindend en suksesvol sal wees.

Algemene inligting:

Afwesigheid:

Stel asseblief u dogter / seun se klasonderwyser per e-pos in kennis as hy / sy afwesig is. Tref asseblief ook reëlings om werk wat in die skool gedoen is, by Ontvangs af te haal of dat dit deur ‘n maat / familielid huis toe geneem word.

Leerders wat laatkom:

Probeer asseblief om u dogter / seun elke oggend betyds by die skool te besorg. Ons klasse begin om 07:55 en gewoonlik word assesserings vroeg in die oggend geskryf.   Om laat te kom wanneer ‘n assessering al reeds begin het, veroorsaak gewoonlik angstigheid.

Musieklesse gedurende skoolure:

Dit is die leerder se verantwoordelikheid om self agterstallige werk in te haal.

Assesserings:

‘n Kwartaalprogram word in die tweede week van elke kwartaal verskaf. Inligting oor die inhoud van elke toets, waarvoor daar voorberei moet word, word ook verskaf. Die kwartaalprogram en toetsinhoud word in die Huiswerkboek geplak.

Alle toetse word in berekening gebring vir die rapportpunt. Die rapportpunt in die tweede en vierde kwartaal is ‘n gesamentlike punte van toetse en die eksamen.

Huiswerk:

  • Ons beleid is om huiswerk vir 45 minute per dag te voorsien (toets- en eksamenvoorbereiding is nie ingesluit nie). Die huiswerk sluit hoofsaaklik Wiskunde, lees en spel in.
  • Getalkombinasies en tafels moet daagliks geoefen word.
  • Huiswerkboeke moet daagliks deur ouers / voogde geteken word.

Spelling and Vocabulary Programme:

English Home language and English First Additional Language

  • The aim of this programme is for every learner to feel successful and improve their spelling and vocabulary.
  • 5 unprepared tests are written in the second week of the first term. These tests serve as a baseline.
  • The average of these tests is used to determine the learner’s starting S&V quota (word count).
  • Every learner is exposed to the vocabulary and spelling rules through the worksheets.
  • An S&V spelling test is written every Friday.
  • A CASS assessment is written every four weeks.

Wiskunde

Die verskillende Inhoudsareas (IA) is:

  • IA 1:   Getalle; Bewerkings & Vergelykings (50% van ons tyd)
  • IA 2:   Patrone; Funksies & Algebra
  • IA 3:   Ruimte & Vorm
  • IA 4:   Meting
  • IA 5:   Datahantering

Ons skryf gewoonlik elke Donderdag ‘n Wiskundetoets.

Vir die voorbereiding van toetse en ‘n eksamen moedig ons die gebruik van Mathletics aan. Dit is ‘n wonderlike hulpmiddel om spoed en akkuraatheid te verbeter. Die klasopvoeders stel aktiwiteite vir die leerders op wat gedurende die Lit / Num periodes voltooi moet word. Mathletics voorsien onmiddellike resultate asook verduidelikings vir elke vraag.

Liggaamlike Opvoeding:

  • LO is verpligtend.
  • ‘n Brief van ‘n ouer / voog word verlang om ‘n leerder te verskoon van ‘n les.
  • Punte vir aanwesigheid / deelname word by assesseringspunte gevoeg om ‘n kwartaalpunt te bepaal.
  • Dit is ons doel om elke leerder bloot te stel aan nuwe soorte oefeninge.

T-hemp vir die klas:

T-hemde vir elke klas is eie aan Graad Vier. Dit word gedra vir LO, by ons kamp en vir alle uitstappies. Die koste van die t-hemp is ingesluit by die kampkoste.

Hoogtepunte vir die jaar:

Kwartaal 1

  • Staptog deur Kenridge: Week 4 (2 – 4 Februarie)
  • Altydgedachtplaas: Week 9 (7 – 10 Maart)

Kwartaal 2

  • Kamp: Bergkroon (Wellington) bergkroon.co.za
  • een nag
  • 2 klasse (CB and KC), 3 Engelse klasse (JW, JM & LP), 3 Afrikaanse klasse (IB, RD & CN)
  • Afrikaansdag: by die skool
  • Uitstappie na volstruisplaas

Kwartaal 3

  • Planetarium: by skool

Kwartaal 4

  • Wetenskapdag by skool
  • Graad Vier Revue (konsert)
  • Pretdag: by skool

Graad Vier Revue (konsert)

Ons is baie opgewonde dat ons leerders in die vierde kwartaal aan ‘n revue sal deelneem. Die Graad Viers beskik oor baie talente en ons sien uit na ‘n genotvolle vertoning. As u sou belangstel om deel te wees van die Revue Ondersteuningskomitee, kan u met u kind se klasonderwyser skakel.