**English**

Mariah has been exposed to quality literature since a young age, has excellent comprehension and vocabulary skills. She has excellent reading, writing and spelling skills.

Our desire is by the conclusion of Stage 4 Mariah will be able to:

- responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
- thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretatively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts
- identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts
- makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence
- use effective and accurate sentence and paragraph structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions with an extensive vocabulary
- write chronological narratives, biographical sketches, scientific descriptions and sequences
- construct basic literary essays on fiction and poetry
- outline
- research and document source material

**Mathematics**

Mariah can do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums. Is familiar with her multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. Understands equivalent fractions, can add, subtract and multiply fractions and find fractions of quantities. Can add, subtract and multiply decimal numbers, using the column notation and divide decimal numbers by natural numbers. Can round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. Understands measurement and can convert length, mass and capacity between the units. Uses 12 and 24 hour clocks for time and understands the concept of speed. Can understand and solve simple equations, and uses circle definitions including radius, diameter, and can find the perimeter and area of 2D shapes and the surface area and volume of simple 3D shapes.

- applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems
- operates with fractions, decimals and percentages
- operates with ratios
- operates with algebraic equations
- calculates the perimeters of plane shapes and the circumferences of circles
- uses formulas to calculate the areas of quadrilaterals and circles and convert between units of area

**Science & Technology**

- continue to develop a questing mind regards ‘all things science’
- identify problems that can be tested and make predictions
- follow instructions to undertake investigations
- process and analyse data from investigations and draw conclusions
- use appropriate strategies to produce plausible solutions to identified problems
- develop knowledge and understanding of the Physical World, Earth and the Living World
- develop knowledge and understanding of ecosystems
- develop knowledge and understanding of biological classification and nomenclature

**History**

- develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of history and significant changes and developments from the past, the modern world and Australia
- develop knowledge and understanding of ideas, movements, people and events that shaped past civilisations, the modern world and Australia
- assess the actions of past individuals and groups in context
- describe the events of past societies
- uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past