Year 4 – Turing Class

Welcome to Turing Class page

Class Teacher : Mr D Burton-White

Teaching Assistant: Ms Yardy


Year 4 Long Term Plans

Theme 1 – Victorians

Focus – Historical period of Victorians including schools, treatment of children, and railways in the locality. Will also link to the modern Christmas traditions as introduced during the Victorian era.


The Runaways text from Language and Literacy – Standard English/correct use of verb inflections (e.g. we did NOT we done).

Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘From a Railway Carriage’ poetry – metaphors and similes.

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickins) as a play script. Play script conventions to teach dialogue punctuation



Number – teaching of standard methods of + – x and /

X and ÷ – 12 times table through money and measures (pennies to shillings / inches to feet)

Measure – length cm, m, km – penny farthing wheels (ratio of 1:3), length of railways in km

Shape – co-ordinates – completing missing vertices of shapes

Statistics – Sum and difference questions (bar charts) (population then and now)


Electricity –

·         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

§ 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

§ recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.


Working scientifically objectives throughout.


William Morris – repeating patterns in wallpaper (printing using various methods including link to computing)

LS Lowry – focus on the artist – watercolour in backgrounds and use of pastel in foreground.


*Mapwork – counties of UK/land use e.g. hills – focus on where to place tunnels when designing railway lines. Map symbols including railway stations. 4 figure grid references. Location of countries of the British Empire.


Rhythm of railway/trains

Marrakesh Express – Crosby, Stills and Nash / Chaganuga Choo Choo – Glen Miller


Making own railway music


Local history study – Our Victorian School. Looking at log books, treatment of children at the time. Railways in our local area including line which used to run along the river side in Outwell/Upwell and the importance of the railway line today (Royals travelling to Sandringham at Christmas).


a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

e.g. a turning point in British History such as the first railways.


Design and Technology

Textile – creating a cushion cover for a Victorian living room. Focus on pattern and sewing skill.