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Welcome to Year 4!

Why are rainforests important to us? - Geography

This term we will:
  • describe a biome and give an example
  • state the location and some key features of the Amazon rainforest
  • name and describe the four layers of tropical rainforests
  • understand that trees and plants adapt to living in the rainforest and give an example
  • define the word indigenous and give an example of how indigenous peoples use the Amazon’s resources.
  • name one way in which the Amazon is changing.
  • articulate why the Amazon rainforest is important.
  • give an example of how humans are having a negative impact on the Amazon and an action that can be taken to help.
  • use a variety of data collection methods with support.
  • summarise how the local woodland is used and suggest changes to improve the area. 

Science - Electricity

This unit ‘Electricity’ takes children through six lessons where they learn how 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 buzzers. Children also learn how to: identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery; recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit; and finally, recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.