This year you can help your child by being involved in their learning throughout the week. This includes helping your child to stay up-to-date with homework, studying and preparing for tests. Really a big emphasis over the next ten months is each students ability to produce high-quality independent work. As students prepare this year for Grade Four, it will be more about what each child is able to demonstrate in their understanding of the topics we are learning as the year progresses. There will be time for collaboration exercises throughout the year, however, a large emphasis will be put on producing individual work.
This year students need to be able to demonstrate how to take ownership for their learning. They need to regularly practise how to take responsibility. The more your child can do for themselves this year, the better. Learning to solve their own problems, making use of what they know and also taking initiative will help. You can help at home by emphasizing these things, and giving your child as much responsibility as they can handle for their age.