Grade 4

Welcome to the Grade 4 page

Below you can find out a little more about school life and what we get up to in Grade 4

Homeroom teacher

Mr Mark Reynolds

Grade 4 Teacher


Mr Mark Reynolds
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Curriculum Overview

Language Arts


  • Discuss a broad range of genres & texts
  • Identify & discuss themes
  • Draw inferences & make predictions
  • Discuss authors’ use of language
  • Retrieve & present information from non-fiction and fictional texts.


  • Secure spelling, homophones, prefixes, suffixes
  • Use a thesaurus
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Plan writing to suit audience
  • Develop character, setting in a narrative
  • Opinion based writing.
  • Use consistent appropriate tense
  • Proof-reading.


  • Identify sentence subjects, nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions.
  • Use expanded noun phrases.
  • Use modal & passive verbs
  • Use relative clauses.
  • Use commas for clauses.
  • Use brackets, dashes & commas for parenthesis.


Social Studies


Dynasties of China

  • Experience what life was like under Chinas first Emperor
  • Make connections with the Mongol invasion and the wests first experiences of China through Marco Polo
  • Learn about 20th Century China and its last Dynasty

Medieval Europe

  • Understand the role the Catholic Church had on European life
  • Get a sense of what life was like under the feudal system
  • Study important events such as the Magna Carta and the Plague

Medieval Islamic and African Empires

  • Analyze How the Islamic faith came about and spread
  • Look at the perceived threat from the West which led to the Crusades


Geographical Terms

  • Understand the use of map symbols, keys, and map scales.
  • Longitude and latitude.
  • Use coordinates and degrees to find a specific location.
  • Understand time zone maps depicting elevation and depression. 
  • Differences between three-dimensional globes and two dimensional maps.

World Mountains

  • Locate and understand mountains and mountain ranges throughout the world, to include the Atlas, Ural, Andes, Appalachians, Rockies, Caucasus and Alps
Physical Education

Physical Skills

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, applying basic principles
  • Develop flexibility & control in the gym.
  • Athletic running and exercise warm ups. 
  • Take part in Outdoor & Adventurous activities
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests.
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate.
  • Master basic movement, e.g. running, jumping, throwing, catching. 
  • Balance, agility and coordination.
  • Participate in team games.

Drawing and Painting

  • Increase one’s understanding of the basics of the drawing/painting and to produce successful work.
  • Demonstrate skills and design to express and communicate meaning.
  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record, review, revisit and evaluate ideas.
  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

Arts and Crafts

  • Create and utilizing materials invent new designs.
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials.

Life Science

  • Understand plant structures, their life-cycles and how they have adapted to the environment
  • Be able to classify animals, their populations habits and niches
  • Understand how food chains and food webs work
  • See the importance of ecosystems for both plants and animals

Physical Science

  • Look at the properties of matter and mass
  • The different states of water
  • Forms and sources of energy and Physical and Chemical changes
  • Heat production.
  • Conductors and insulators
  • Solar power and electricity.
  • Speed and motion.

Earth and Space Science

  • Focus on the water cycle.
  • The different types of weather and world weather patterns.
  • Study the Sun, Earth, Moons phases and patterns.
  • Learn about Planets and the solar system. Space exploration and Star constellations. 

 Numbers and Operations

  • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
  • Build fractions from unit fractions
  • Understand decimal notation for fractions, compare decimal fractions.

Measurement & Data

  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit
  • Represent and interpret data.


  • Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

Operations & Algebraic  Thinking

  •  Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
  • Generate and analyse patterns
  • Generalize place value under­standing for multi-digit whole numbers.
  • Use place value and understanding and properties of operations for multi-di­git arithmetic.

Touch Typing Course

  • Learn the position of letter keys and common punctuation
  • Type with all ten fingers
  • Improve computing habits for better ergonomics
  • Key, word and paragraph drills

Speed Building Course

  • Learn proper finger position in the keyboard
  • Increase typing speed and confidence
  • Learn to type faster with high accuracy in pressing correct keys

Numbers, Special Marks and 10-Key Pad Course

  • Type numbers on the number row
  • Extend skills to cover internet characters, mathematical symbols and brackets

The Country Philippines

  • Locate the different Islands using the Philippine map.
  • Identify the names of the big Islands
  • Explain the way of life of the people.
  • Compare early life from the past to the present.
  • Learn about the Philippine Heroes.
  • Read different legendary stories from the Philippines.
  • Know the cultural and economic life of early Filipinos.