Year 4 – Miss Mercedes Ralph
Hello and welcome to Room 19. My name is Mercedes Ralph and I will be teaching Year 4 in 2021. Before making the move to Port Hedland, I previously taught in London and then returned to my home town, Karratha, to teach.
At Cassia, we implement the Talk 4 Writing program which focuses on using spoken activities to develop writing skills in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. For Spelling, students will be using the PLD Dianna Rigg phonics program, differentiated for their spelling ability. I am extremely passionate about reading and aim to share and build a love for reading with my students.
At Cassia, we implement PRIME Mathematics which covers the five strands of mathematics – numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis and algebra. Along with multiplication and division, we will be learning about decimal places, fractions, angles, area and perimeter. The students will be given the opportunity to further this learning with STEM projects incorporated throughout the year.
Further to this, we will be learning Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Indonesian, Health and Physical Education.
In Room 19, we strongly follow the Cassia Primary School behaviour expectations of we are responsible, we are resilient and we reach for success. We believe in the power of ‘yet’ and having a growth mindset. The word ‘yet’ allows students to realise achievement takes time, and requires effort. It’s not always easy, but the power of this small word allows for success.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year in Room 19.