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Year 4 Term 1

This half term, we are going to be exploring the scientific world of forces and magentism, metals and materials.

National Curriculum

As Writers we will be producing an information leaflet about the play equipment in our local park, writing a persuasive letter with suggestions of how to improve the local park and writing a character description based on Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man.

As Readers we will be focusing on the Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

As Mathematicians we will be ordering and comparing numbers above 1000, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 using formal methods for adding and subtracting four digit numbers.

As Scientists we will be constructing simple series electrical circuits, identifying and naming the basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers and recognising that switches open and close circuits.

As Design Technologists we will be exploring levers, their functions and everyday uses, and investigating how leavers can help to lift heavy objects.

As Geographers we will be using maps and plans of the local area to find our way to visit the play area and discover where play areas are located in our community.

As Artists we will be drawing our own Iron Man characters base don the book using chalk, charcoal and pencils.

In Religious Education we will be thinking about how Gods are portrayed in Christianity and Islam.

In Computing, we will be using the A.L.E.X app on the iPad to use codes and our programming skills to operate the robot.

In MFL we will be learning the names of some different transport in French.

In Music we will be investigating different musical instruments that are made from metal.


Year 4 Mighty Metals
Homework Project

For this half term’s homework, you can either:

– Design your own perfect playground. What (real or imaginary) equipment would you use?

– Go on an electricity treasure hunt around your house. How many objects can you find? What do they do?

– Make you own model or piece of work inspired by Ted Hughes’ story the Iron Man.

Please bring your projects into school to share on Friday 6th October.