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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Year 4

 

Curriculum Overview 2016 -17

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Autumn Term 2016

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.

 

Wednesday 14th September (Miss Huitson)

Thursday 15th September (Mr Bainbridge)

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields

 

Monday 3rd October (Mr Bainbridge)

Friday 7th October (Miss Huitson)

Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee

 

Monday 14th November (Miss Huitson)

Thursday 17th November (Mr Bainbridge)

High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Autumn Term 2016

This term the Year 4 children will be learning about the cross curricular themes of Ancient Rome and Raging Rivers.  They will learn about why the Romans are important to our region and its history, what life was like as a Roman soldier and Roman numerals. The children will also find out about the journey of a river from its source to the mouth, how waterfalls are formed and the water cycle.

In English pupils will be studying the novel “George’s Marvellous Medicine” by Roald Dahl and “This Morning I Met A Whale” by Michael Morpurgo, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying Living Things and their Habitats and Electricity.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays, so please ensure that your child has their full school P.E. kit on those days.

Arbeia Roman Fort, September 2016

Castle Eden Dene, October 2016

High Force, Teesdale, November 2016

Summer Term 2017

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 19th May (Miss Huitson)

Thursday 25th May (Mr Bainbridge)

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

 

Monday 26th June (Miss Huitson)

Tuesday 27th June (Mr Bainbridge)

Flowrider, Heworth Leisure Centre

 

Thursday 13th July (Mr Bainbridge)

Friday 14th July (Miss Huitson)

Tynemouth

Spring Term 2017

This term the children in Year 4 will be studying the theme of ‘Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings’.

In English they will be studying the novel 'Kensuke’s Kingdom.’ Non-fiction writing will be linked to Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings and cities in the UK and around the world.

In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘States of Matter’ and ‘Animals including Humans’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Sainsbury's & Roker January 2017

Holy Island, February 2017

National Glass Centre, Sunderland, March 2017

Summer Term 2017

This term the Year 4 children will be studying the cross-curricular theme of the ‘Aztecs’. In the second half of the term your child will move on to studying the topic ‘Travel and Tourism’, with an educational visit to Tynemouth to support this. In Geography your child will be covering map work and the local area linked to educational visits. We will look at both human and physical features and use four figure map references.

In English the children will be studying the novel 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone' by J.K. Rowling and then 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. In Maths they will pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods through problem solving and the use and application of Mathematics. Every child will be set specific targets, which we will be working on his half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

In Science the children will be studying the topics of ‘Animals including humans’ and ‘Sound’.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

 

Alnwick Castle, May 2017