The Learning Program for Class 4
Main Lesson Middle Lesson
The History of Writing Writing Sentences (Letters,
Plays, Journals, Stories)
7 Parts of Speech Dictionary Skills
Comprehension, Extension of Vocabulary
Reading and Spelling
Measurement of Area Free-hand Geometric
Fractions Maths in Building
The History of Numbers (Fence Pickets, etc.)
Space & Quantity Exercises
Human Society and Its Environment (H.S.I.E.)
Egypto-Chaldean Epoch: The Individual:
stories of initiation qualities, virtues & quests.
Maritime Exploration of Australia
The Geography and Culture of the South Pacific
Science and Technology
Man and Animal: The Ecology of S.E.
Head, Chest and Limbs Queensland
Plants and the Earth Gardening
Inter-relationships between Fire Studies
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (P.D.H.P.E.)
Sport: As for Class 3, plus Snorkelling, Roller-skating, Juggling and Diabolo
Dance: Australian Bush Dancing.
Camp suggestion: Great Keppel Island or Evans Head.
Cooking Tuckshop for fund-raising. Preparing and serving nutritious food.
Writing down and following a recipe.
Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA)
Wet on Wet. Application and expansion of previous techniques.
Possible Themes: Egyptian images.
Drawing: Derwent pencils: Shading and form. Possible Themes: From Shelf to
Abyss. Freehand Geometric Drawing, e.g. The Invertebrates.
Freehand Map Drawing, e.g. Australia using ink, pencil & watercolour.
Clay: Hand modelling (coil, pinch, wedge, slab). Glazing, e.g. Sea
Wax: candles, decorative and embellished (e.g. with glitter).
Music: Group work continues and is built upon. Notation. Slightly more
complex pieces encouraged.
Craft: Soft crafts
Wool: cushion covers for class chairs (crochet).
Making a vest (knitting & crochet).
Cotton: sewing lining for cushion cover.
Sewing individual squares for couch cover.
Silk: sewing Reef Fish banners. Creating a silk aquarium with
individual silk sea-life (sewn & stuffed). Painting silk costumes.
Paper: paper making with petals as texture (stationery gift set).
Wood: Carving wooden bowls, carving & painting a
softwood reef fish, carving a picture frame.
Carving a Sumerian Seal out of plaster, sea creatures out of
Building: a wooden toy box with a lid.
Constructing: wooden spirals and birds using principles of area 2 and
Printing: Potato stamp. Stencils – positive & negative forms. Spacing
Mixed: Leatherwork, making place mats, belts, key tags, & individual
items of children’s choice.
Drama Scripting, Character’s speech & movement. Sets & Costume
preparation, Lighting, Rehearsals, Performance. Possible theme:
A South Pacific Story.
With such a program in mind, these are the kind of stories told in Class 4
– Stories of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
– Biographies and Stories of the Ego:
Ancient: Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Akenaton, Alexander the Great, etc.
Modern: Australian Maritime Exploration – Hartog, Dampier, Tasman, Cook,
– Man and Animal Stories