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Year 4: Jasper and Emerald

Year 4


During this half term, Year 4 will read ‘Freedom for Bron: The Boy Who Saved a Kingdom’ which is a well-researched story that immerses readers in the Anglo-Saxon era, with plenty of period detail about the myths and culture of that time.


In Literacy, pupils will focus on their use of paragraphs to organize their writing. In particular, they will look at cohesion both within paragraphs and across a whole piece of writing.  In addition, pupils will continue to develop their use of fronted adverbials to ensure they are writing cohesively when creating Science Fiction stories and biographies. Lastly, pupils will write instructions and select appropriate vocabulary so that the reader fully understands the meaning of the writing.


In Numeracy, pupils will study continuous and discrete data and learn how to present this effectively using both bar charts and time graphs.  Further to this, they will embed their knowledge and answer word problems to show their understanding of the concept.  Pupils will then revisit learning about fractions and decimals and solve word problems related to these set within different contexts.


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.  Pupils will have opportunities to construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.  They will then use their knowledge of electricity and circuits to identify conductors and insulators and carry out an investigation into which materials are the most effective.


In Humanities, Year 4’s 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 the Anglo Saxons settled in these areas. Following this, they 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. continues on a Tuesday afternoon so please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is in school on this day.


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