Skills development in third and fourth classes

The skills of analysis

Sorting and classifying

  • Sort and group data on people, events and natural phenomena using a range of appropriate criteria animals observed in varying habitats test objects that sink or float
    test materials that will or will not conduct electricity
  • Sort and present data in sets and subsets

Recognising patterns

  • Look for and recognise relationships when making observations
    relationships between the length, thickness, tension and type of material used in making musical instruments and the sounds produced
  • Select appropriate observations that fit a pattern


  • Interpret information and offer explanations
  • Draw conclusions from suitable aspects of the evidence collected

Recording and communicating

  • Record and present findings and conclusions using a variety of methods oral and written accounts charts, graphs and diagrams presentations using information and communication technologies