In Grade 4, students learn to recognise their personal strengths and challenges and identify skills they would like to develop. They learn to persist with tasks when faced with challenges and develop ways to adapt their approach when first attempts are not successful. Students identify and describe the factors that contribute to positive relationships with peers, other people at school and in the community. They learn to work in teams, work collaboratively, give feedback, use cooperative behaviours and identify conflict resolution strategies to negotiate positive outcomes to problems.
In Grade 4, the purpose of our curriculum is to develop knowledge, skills and understanding and to improve and monitor thinking. Students learn and consider the advantages of different thinking techniques and discover different ways to respond to problems, and how to think more effectively.
Grade 4 students partake in a ‘City Experience’ overnight camp that involves exploring the wonderful sites of Melbourne. They also learn and reflect about the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) in preparation for First Communion. Students explore the Last Supper as the institution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the rituals of the sacrament that are associated to this special moment. As part of their sacramental preparation, students also attend an excursion to the National Gallery of Victoria where they view and interpret Eucharistic symbols in artwork. Using their experience, students then create their own Eucharistic artwork encompassing the symbols and rituals of the Eucharist.