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Red Barn Community Primary School

Red Barn Community Primary School

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Year 4 – Mrs Haden-Brown, Miss Butler & Mrs Simpson

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“Electric cars: a sign of the future or just the ‘current’ trend?!”


This is just one of the questions Year 4 will debate during their second topic, ‘Terrific Transport’. To ‘hook’ us into this topic, we will apply our knowledge about electric circuits to build and race our own mini electric cars! Move over Lewis Hamilton….

We will be using our English sessions to study The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, before writing a diary entry from the perspective of Roz the robot. The purpose of the writing will then switch to advice as we email her a guide to construct her own home. Ted Hughes’ classic The Iron Man will form the basis of our Guided Reading sessions, and we will also study The Magic Box by Kit Wright before writing and performing our own poems.

Our Computer Science sessions will see us examining inputs and sequences in everyday life, before creating our own transport-themed computer games using Scratch. And to enter into the festive season, we will use our D.T sessions to use mechanisms to create a moving Christmas card!

As well as our French topic, ‘Robots commands and actions’, we will be learning more Italian vocabulary in music. Find it, make it, play it! is our Music unit. After studying environmental sounds, we will create our own musical instruments and then compose and perform the accompaniment to a children’s story, play an onomatopoeic pattern and create a winter sound scape in an end of term show.  In the Forest by Sophie Strady will be the inspiration our printing in Art.

All of this is on top of our daily guided reading and numeracy sessions as well as daily spelling and times table practice.

Friday is our P.E. day. For safety, please ensure ear-rings are removed and long hair is tied back. Homework runs from Monday to Monday.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Haden-Brown, Miss Butler and Mrs. Simpson

Home Learning

Year 3/4 Spelling List

Spelling Strategies

Past Learning

Year 4

Mythical Creatures

Year 2 2019-20

Creative Castles and Brilliant Buildings

Year 1 2018-19


Year R 2017-18

Attenborough’s Animal Antics

Superheroes to the Rescue!

Bear Necessities

Gruffalos, Dragons and Superworms

Zoom to the Moon