Literacy – Fiction and Non-Fiction – recapping and learning the year 4 grammar terminology and applying these different elements to their writing. Children will be focusing on the process of writing: understanding the audience, genre and formality, as well as the process of the planning, writing and editing of a single piece of writing. Children will be creating an engaging narrative which ends with a cliff-hanger and includes fronted adverbials, direct speech and meaningful description. In addition, they will be writing a formal scientific write up of an experiment linked to electricity.
Maths – Four operations, time and word problems, place value. Measures: money including word problems. Fluency in mental maths, the importance and use of jottings.
Art – Pointillism: learning the importance of sketching as the initial stage of any completed art work; recognising the importance of shading and the different ways this effect can be created and creating a portrait of a famous inventor using the pointillism technique.
Computing – Programming: learning how to create a short programme of instructions using Scratch, planning a way to get from A to B and making predictions about what different algorithms will produce.
History – Electricity – learning the history of electricity: who invented it, when, why and how it has shaped the world.
Music – Identifying different music: learning how to identify different instruments by listening to a range of music and learning how to identify and express the mood of particular pieces of music.
RE – World Religions – learning the main events of the Easter story, how it is celebrated across the world and children are to compare this with another religious festival of their choosing.
PE – Outdoor Adventurous Activities: learning to work in teams to overcome and solve different problems using a range of skills and equipment.
PSHE – Resilience: learning the reason behind the need for and importance of resilience, different ways to show resilience and understanding how this will help in different situations.
Wellbeing – Reflecting on their feelings and the feelings of others and developing strategies to help them deal with difficult emotions. Knowing that a healthy diet and plenty of sleep and fresh air can have a positive impact on their wellbeing.
Science – Electricity (main focus)