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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Monday and Friday**

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

Year 4, IPC Project Summer term 2024: Bright Sparks

What’s the big picture?

We will be learning about electricity and its importance on our daily lives. Can you imagine how your life would be without electricity? As scientists, we will investigate how electricity flows through wires and how switches work. Do you know that there are materials that don’t allow electricity to pass through them? We will also find out how electricity is produced in our countries and explore ways to save electricity. 

  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • order everyday appliances, and explain their choices


    We will be able to:

    • identify common appliances that run on electricity
    • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzzers
    • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit
    • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit
    • recognise some common conductors and insulators
    • investigate scientifically using fair testing


    We will know:

    • how the infrastructure of a region impacts energy distribution

    Design Technology

    We will be able to:

    • review, create and design a buzzer game


    We will know:

    • how to edit photos, and how to create powerpoints using different images
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    Please help your child to know all of their times tables.

    Some of the areas we will be learning include:

    • Multiplication and division
    • Length and perimeter
    • Fractions
  • English

    Some of the areas we will be learning include:

    • To be able to write descriptions (of character, and of settings)
    • To be able to write a letter (review)
    • To be able to organise paragraphs around a theme
  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    PE Kits:

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 4 PE days are Monday and Friday.

    Year 4 Home Learning

    • Daily reading – children will bring books home
    • TTRockstars website – children will bring logins home
    • Music – practising their instrument
    • A weekly activity based on the classroom learning sent out via email or a paper copy
    • Half-termly project activities sent out via email or a paper copy.

    Open Evening

    Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March is Open Evenings for all children. Please make sure you have booked your appointment with Miss Glenn or Mr Sanchez.

    Can you help?!

    If you have any information (stories, photos, experiences, artefacts etc) from the regions on our knowledge organiser, then please contact your class teacher. Thank you!

    Please keep in touch – we check these emails everyday before we start teaching:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk   

    Thank you!

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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