Class 4's Topic Page

Autumn Term- Topic 5

Our current class book is...


The Firework-Maker's Daughter

by Philip Pullman


Our current topic is...

We Are Lighting Designers


Our P.E days are Monday and Wednesday. On PE days, children will be expected to come to school in our new PE kits.


Homework is set every Friday and is expected back at school the following Monday.

Children are also encouraged to frequently go on TTRockstars, Spelling Shed (Assignments are set weekly) and Century. Passwords for all these sites can be located in each child's homework book.

As designers we will focus on-


  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design


  • select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities





  • investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Technical knowledge

  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
  • understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]