Semester 2 in Year 4 is a great time because you begin to put all those skills you have developed in your 4 or 5 years at school, into use. That means that instead of learning to read, you begin to read to learn. It also means that instead of learning to manipulate numbers and calculate, you can begin to use your calculation skills and your mathematical understandings to discover what data means. Add all of these skills together, and you have become an effective investigator of science, history, geography, anything! You can find out about the world, ask meaningful questions and what it all means and how it applies to your life.