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St Aidan's Catholic Primary School

Hand in Hand with Jesus

English Year 4

Year 4



Autumn Term



The children will be studying a fictional disaster story about an earthquake. This links with our Natural Disaster topic. They will explore events, characters and emotions empathising with characters through role play and other oracy activities. The children will then use the skills they have learnt to write their own disaster story.



The children will explore the works of a variety of poets, identifying features, writing styles, word choices etc. this will culminate in the children writing and performing their own poems.



Using natural disasters as a stimulus, the children will research a particular topic. With the information they have gathered, they will analyse the format of explanation texts and then write their own.


The book and DVD ‘Train your Dragon’ will be used as a stimulus for the children to write a set of instructions, with a particular focus on sentence structure and grammatical features.

Play scripts

Again, following in the theme of dragons, the children will study the features of a play script, looking at characters, dialogue and stage directions.