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Year 4


Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn Term 2018

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.


Friday 14th September (Mr Bainbridge/Mr Iveson)

Wednesday 19th September (Miss Soden)

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields


Friday 12th October (Miss Soden)

Monday 15th October (Mr Bainbridge/Mr Iveson)

Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee


Friday 16th November (Miss Soden)

Wednesday 21st November (Mr Bainbridge/Mr Iveson)

High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Homework and Spelling

Homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be linked to developing the arithmetic skills which are being taught that week. Another short homework task will be set, and this may well be related to English, but could be a research question connected to which ever theme the children are studying at the time. If the children need Internet access for the research, and this is not available at home, arrangements will be made for them to complete the work in school. Children are also encouraged to take home their spelling books and reading books every night so that they can practise and improve.

In addition to this there is a list of words that the children will be learning throughout the year.  Any support and practice that you can do at home would be most beneficial.


Year 4 Spelling List


Autumn 1 Spelling Rules


Autumn 2 Spelling Rules

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

P1100561 P1100502 P1100505 P1100510 P1100512 P1100513 P1100501 P1100587 P1100589 P1100565 P1100566 P1100591 P1120028 P1120043 P1120051 P1120063 P1120072 P1120073 P1120074 P1120076 P1120078 P1120862 P1120865 P1120935

Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee


High Force Waterfall

P1120669 P1140460 P1120736 P1140568 P1140464 P1140476 P1140481 P1140562 P1120687 P1120742 P1120739 P1120747