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Year 4 to Year 9

During Years 4 to 9 young people begin to investigate the world beyond home and school and are required to become more independent learners.

Students learn to write for particular audiences and purposes such as describing, explaining, instructing, arguing and narrating. They read and comprehend different types of texts and visuals. This involves identifying the purpose, audience, main ideas and order of events in a text as well as making connections between ideas and information in different paragraphs and drawing conclusions.

Students use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems. They use a variety of strategies to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions and percentages.

Your child will learn to measure area and volume and read clocks, timetables and calendars and use geometrical language to describe features of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) shapes and objects, and recognise angles.

Students interpret maps and describe the position of locations using simple coordinate systems, scales and compass directions. They can also use mathematics to analyse data to inform decision making and make predictions.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child 's progress please contact your child's teacher.

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