Bernard Gilpin - full logo - Gold

We are a dementia friendly school.


Find out more by clicking on the Alzheimer's Society logo.


Read our most recent report

175 a year and counting - see where we've been recently

Choose from a wide variety of clubs and after school activities

Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 917 2999


Click here for further contact details and a map.

bernard bear

Come and join us...

You are visitor number...

transit-transparent newsletter

Read the latest edition of our newsletter

Find out how to become a Dementia Friend

dementia-friends-5401 as_logo_o--main

Year 4


Curriculum Overview

Click here to view or download the Year 4 curriculum overview.

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

Spring Term 2020

This term the class will be going on two 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.


Monday 27th January (Mr Bainbridge)

Wednesday 29th January (Mr Warren)


Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee


Friday 27th March (Mr Bainbridge)

Wednesday 4th March (Mr Warren)


Bede's World, Jarrow



Hatton Art Gallery and Sainsbury's

DSCF2002 DSCF0013 DSCF0033 DSCF0042 DSCF0012 DSCF2004 DSCF2057 DSCF2063 DSCF2067 (2)

Arbeia Roman Fort

DSCF0267 DSCF0195 DSCF0248 DSCF0252 DSCF0182 DSCF0275 DSCF0276 DSCF0286 DSCF0182

High Force

Castle Eden Dene

DSCF2589 DSCF0618 DSCF2562 DSCF2580 DSCF0617 DSCF2624 DSCF2628 DSCF2664 DSCF2681 DSCF2562 DSCF3314 DSCF1211 DSCF1219 DSCF3307 DSCF1157 DSCF3431 DSCF3433 DSCF3439 DSCF3441