During this half term, Year 4 will read ‘The Iron Man’ which is a story of an unusual creature that saved the planet.
In Literacy, pupils will focus on their use of paragraphs to organise their writing. In particular, they will look at cohesion both within their paragraph and across a whole piece of writing. In addition, pupils will use fronted adverbials to ensure they are writing cohesively in Science Fiction stories and biographies. Lastly, pupils will write instructions and select appropriate vocabulary so the reader fully understands what action they are supposed to take.
In Maths, pupils will study continuous and discrete data and learn how to present this effectively using both bar charts and time graphs. Further to this, pupils will embed their knowledge and answer word problems to show their understanding of the concept. Pupils will then revisit their learning about fractions and decimals and solve word problems using these concepts.
In Science, pupils will study electricity. This will include identifying common appliances that run on electricity, creating a simple circuit and investigating the use of a switch. Furthermore, pupils will construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. Pupils will then use their knowledge of electricity and circuits to identify conductors and insulators and carry out an investigation into this.
In humanities, our topic is the ‘Anglo-Saxons’, where pupils will study British settlements and how these develop over time. Using maps and research to locate where the Anglo-Saxons settled originally, pupils will explain why they settled in these areas. Following this, pupils will discover what life what like for the Anglo-Saxons and who Alfred the Great was. Pupils will then investigate the Battle of Hastings which led to the end of Anglo-Saxon Britain.
P.E. remains on a Tuesday afternoon so please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is in school on this day.
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