Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Grade 4 Year 2009/2010

Hi all,

Here are the new students at our Grade 4 class Year 2009/2010. We would like to continue sharing our learning experiences through this blog. Hope you enjoy and benefit from visiting our class blog. 

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Last Assembly

Last week Grade 4 class performed its last assembly. The students presented all units of inquiry that they have learnt. The students worked in groups to create their own dialogues and presentations independently.  It was a good collaborative work among students and teachers! Great job, class!

Grade 4 class would also like to thank Mr. Aryo, the music teacher who has put lots of work to make Grade 4 assemblies great. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Grade 4 Picture Books

Grade 4 students have successfully written and published their picture books. Now it's time to share ! Please come and visit our class on June 9, 2009 at 10am- 12pm  during Grade 4 Class Award Party. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

International Family Day

Last week on Friday, 15 May, Grade 4 students performed a traditional dance from Philippines called Tinikling during the International Family Day Celebration at school. This dance is a traditional dance which involves two or more people hitting bamboo poles, using them to tap, beat,or  slide on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dances who step over and in between the poles in a dance.  

Some students performed the traditional dance, while other students performed as jumpers and modern Tinikling dancers. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Grade 4 Students - please complete the two tasks on the Biome WebQuest page.   When this is done, check with the teacher and then link to this  website  and continue on these tasks. You will need to work with a partner on this unit of inquiry webquest.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


The connections between mathematics and art are very strong and frequent. Grade 4 has been learning  tessellation that  is integrated with our new unit of inquiry on The Language of The Arts. 
Students have learnt that there are 3 basic attributes of tessellation : 

First, they are repeated patterns.

Second, tessellations do not have gaps or overlaps.

Third, tessellations can continue on a plane forever. 

There were some activities that  students did during this lesson. They had some hands on activities to find out  what shapes will tesselate. Students also used a tessellation website  to create their tessellation pattern and kidspiration program  before they made it into a piece of square paper. 

Here are some activities that Grade 4 class did during this geometry lesson. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Today, April 22, is a day that designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment . To celebrate this special day, our school is holding some programs such as making compost, planting trees, recycling and other programs. 

Grade 4 students joined the planting programs and some grade 4 students who joined the GIN (Global Issues Network) ASA joined the recycling program that will be applied to the whole school community. Here are some photos taken during the program today. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SLC Preparation : Practice Makes Perfect

Last week, Grade 4 was busy preparing the Student Led Conference held on March 24 -25. Students worked in pairs to practice their presentation. While one student was presenting his or her conference, another student acted as an audience. They also worked together to time the presentation to make sure that the presentation didn't last too long or too short. They did this practice as a part of their preparation for the conference. 

From this activity students learn to show cooperation and communication skills. They also demonstrate some learner's profiles such as open minded, risk taker, caring and communicator. 
Students were also given choices to choose 3 pages of their portfolios and 3 other works from different subjects to be presented during the conference. 
Here are some photos taken during the SLC practices.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Student Led Conference

On  March 24 and 25  , Grade 4 students are having Student Led Conference. 
The SLC focus on the philosophy that evaluation is an important and constructive part of the learning process. Students are given an active and meaningful role in reviewing and reflecting on their own learning while the teachers plays a key role in structuring the event; offering ongoing positive and practical support and makes it possible for the students to move into a leadership role. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Unit of work on Nutrition (Term I)

Grade 4 class started its first unit of work on Nutrition. There were many activities student did during this unit of work. They learnt data handling using nutrition facts taken from some food packages in mathematics. They learnt how to interview and collect some information of healthy food during their visit to school cafe. They made a podcast to share their knowledge about the healthy food and its connection to  the human growth (the skeletal system). They also worked in pairs to find the names of bones in a human body.

Indonesian Language Activity

The second unit of our work was Indonesian history and geography. In Indonesian language class, students chose one of Indonesian islands to be their topic. They looked for some information from books, parents, internet, friends or teachers about the island they chose. After that, they presented the information using Keynote, collected some pictures and exported the slides into iMovie. The final task was to present their topic in class using appropriate and formal Indonesian language.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Membuat cerita mengenai banjir

Sesuai dengan unit yang sedang dipelajari mengenai bencana alam, pada pelajaran Bahasa Indonesia, para siswa kelas 4 membuat cerita mengenai banjir. Setelah sebelumnya belajar memahami isi sebuah cerita dan bagian-bagiannya, mereka pun kemudian membuat cerita digital yang dilengkapi dengan penulisan mengenai judul cerita, penokohan, alur cerita beserta setting waktu dan tempat dari cerita itu secara berkelompok. Ini adalah salah satu bentuk cerita yang sedang mereka kerjakan. Selamat menikmati!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Welcome to Grade 4 Class Blog

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Grade 4 blog at Sinarmas World Academy. On this blog you will be able to read about all the activities that we have been doing in Grade 4. WE hope you will enjoy finding out about us.