Our Class 4 children have begun their journey of being 10, seeing the world through different eyes and taking an interest in the details of life around them. With this in mind, we have extended their horizons through mapping and local Bundjalung stories. Viking myths and legends support their adventurous new selves, where acts of cunning, bravery, trickery and loyalty appeal to the 10-year-old child.
Fractions were introduced with cooking and mathematics have become a new interest within the class, as the children begin to see the logic of number and take on new processes, carefully assessing whether there is a trick or if the facts still add up!
A view of the history of writing, stretching back to cave art, cuneiform, hieroglyphics and into modern written language, culminated in the gift of a calligraphy pen. Received with joy, the children are now exploring their writing styles.
We have also begun the study of Japanese language and the children have been working with Katsuko, building a basic knowledge bank of greetings, counting and some traditional writing and stories.
The class is currently working on a clay construction - each building a Viking ship with care and determination. The children’s independence with their work grows exponentially as they listen to the directions of their wonderful clay teacher, Ben, moving forward with confidence.
Amidst all of this learning the class has also enjoyed plenty of healthy physical fun. This year, Class 4 joined the upper Primary School at the sports carnival for a day of vibrant interaction, where they raced, hurled and leapt, cheering each other on regardless of ability or skill. Off the field, Spaghetti Circus has had the children tumbling, balancing and turning, with plenty of laughter.
Watching them achieve physical dynamic demands, and seeing the surprise and pride on their faces when they manage the challenges, is wonderful to observe.
Class 4 Teacher