Year 4 Badgers
Welcome to the Badgers class page!
Hello and welcome to the Badgers webpage. This year Miss Priestley will be teaching the Badgers, supported by Miss Valimulla, Mrs Malik and Mrs Hester. Although the children will be working very hard this year, they will also be learning many fun and interesting facts and skills which will stay with them forever.
This webpage is here to help you find out all the information you need to know about what the children in Year 4 Badgers will be learning this term. A good idea is to use this as a reference point to make discussions with your child about what they have been learning at school.
This term our English will be taught through the theme 'Sparks Might Fly!'. As part of our non-fiction unit, we will be looking at explanation texts. We will be using the book 'Until I met Dudley' to understand the purpose and features of explanation texts, and to support us when writing our own explanation texts. For our fiction unit, we will be exploring stories with a fantasy setting through the story 'The Firework-Makers Daughter'. Like with all text types we will begin by identifying the features and unpicking any new vocabulary of the text to then create our own fantasy story. Throughout this term we will focus our reading onexploring the meaning of key vocabulary in the context of the text and will also apply our handwriting skills daily.
* Common appliances that run on electricity.
* Being able to construct a series of simple circuits.
* Being able to identify common conductors and insulators.
* The dangers of electricity.
How to draw and sketch a product.
How to use electrical systems such as bulbs and switches.
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