Happy New Year

Happy New Year Parents. I hope you all had a relaxing winter break. I really enjoyed spending time with my family in New Zealand and managed to read a few books too.

This term we are looking at economic activities and fair trade in our unit of Inquiry- How we organise ourselves. It would be great to include or discuss with your children, whenever possible, the household expenses and services you use. For example the electricity bill, food shopping, clothes shopping etc. I have included a post from Ms Kristy our EAL teacher with vocabulary and concepts to discuss with your children in your home language- even if that is English. These are sophisticated words and ideas that need to be explained and used frequently for our students to feel comfortable in understanding and using them. We will be using this language in class and investigating the meanings.

You will also find an advert for Grade 4s Market day next Tuesday below.- many worthwhile causes will benefit while we have fun and learn more about money.

The beginning of a new unit is a good opportunity to discuss ideas and vocabulary in home languages.  Please take some time to talk with your child about the following words and concepts.  These conversations will continue to develop your language AND deepen understanding in English.  Kristy Belete

Central Idea: 

Economic activities affect people and impact the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

An inquiry into:

  • Buying and selling is an interconnected system

  • Fairness and sustainability in growth and development

  • Our power as consumers to affect change

Key concepts:

Causation, Function, Responsibility

Market Day
What:Grade 4 Market Day
When: TUESDAY 14 January 10:45-12:00
Bring: maximum of 100,000 VND to spend
The products and services being sold will range from 10,000 VND to 50,000 VND.
All profits will go to organizations that support Childrens’ Rights.

Related Concepts:




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