Year 4

In Literacy, our fiction focus will be tales involving fantasy settings and a tale of quest. Our non-fiction genre will be writing persuasively and writing a discussion.  Within all of these genres our writing focusses will be to improve sentence construction and accuracy. We will also be extending the use of paragraphs and the cohesiveness between paragraphs. In Numeracy we will follow the National Curriculum.

Spring 1 topic: Switched on! In the first half term our topic is called Switched on!    This is a Science and DT based topic where we will be learning and investigating about electricity. This work will involve lots of practical investigations into how circuits work. We will be investigating conductors and insulators of electricity and how to make a switch for a simple circuit. At the end of this topic the pupils will apply their knowledge to create an electrical light.

Spring 2 topic:  The second half term topic is called What am I?  This is a Science based topic. The class will learn how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. They will explore and use classification keys to help group and identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. We will also learn about food chains and we will look at how an environment can change and how this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. We are currently in the process of arranging a trip linked to this topic.