Spitfire Class (Year 4)

Our topic for spring term is magic. We will have a class focus of Harry Potter, and we will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. To launch our topic we all created our own Patronum animals in art, along with their very own wands.

We will be focusing our English writing on writing a persuasive letter to get into Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Each child will need to convince Albus Dumbledore that they are the next best wizard/witch. The children will send these off and will soon receive a reply from Albus Dumbledore either accepting or rejecting their applications. After this, we will be creating our own fiction story based on Harry Potter. We will be using talk for writing for this and acting out the story of Harry potter to familiarise ourselves with the layout to a fiction story.

In topic the children are working on animals including humans for science, and Interpretations of history- looking at evidence with different sources, different versions of the same event and identify differences, to distinguish between factual historical events and magical events.

Throughout the topic the children will be awarded house points for reading any books which are related to magic, also one child a day will be awarded the golden snitch to wear for their great effort with their work.

So far the children have shown a keen interest with magic and Harry Potter which will help to keep everyone engaged throughout the topic.

In PE the children will be taking part in gymnastics as well as multi skills to build their strength and balance. After half term the children will be taking part in outdoor adventurous activities and dance. 

Please see the weekly planning letters for information on what the children have been up to!

Planning letters can be viewed from the 'documents' panel on the right of this page.