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Year 4


Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn 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.


Monday 11th September (Mr Bainbridge)

Wednesday 13th September (Miss Soden)

Friday 15th September (Miss Huitson)

Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields


Monday 9th October (Miss Huitson)

Wednesday 18th October (Mr Bainbridge)

Friday 20th October (Miss Soden)

Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee


Friday 17th November (Miss Huitson)

Mpnday 20th November (Mr Bainbridge)

Friday 24th November (Miss Soden)

High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Autumn Term 2017

This term the children in Year 4 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.

Arbeia Roman Fort, September 2017

Castle Eden Dene, October 2017