Mount Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR4 7QF

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Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve

Welcome to Year 4 

My name is Ruth Whiteside and I am the  Year 4 team leader and Assistant Head of the school.

I hope you and your children have had a fun but relaxing summer- it’s hard to believe we’re moving into September already. However, we are ready for a fantastic year and one that will be a big change for the children as they move from Year 3 to Year 4.

This term we have a fabulous topic to take us right through the Autumn term and it links beautifully to our Time Travellers theme across the whole school.  We will be studying the Ancient Greeks and reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.

The children will bring home reading books and homework. We will be offering children in Year 4 a choice of tasks for homework this academic year. A range of activities will be provided for the children to complete over two weeks followed by a week without homework. Children must complete at least two activities provided on the sheet but may do as many as they would like. Tasks should be completed in the homework book provided and presented neatly. We will give reading books out on a flexible basis and we expect that all children will read regularly.

Y4RC will have their PE session on a Tuesday; Y4RB on a Wednesday; and Y4JML on a Thursday - please ensure your child brings in their kit on their day.

We will update this page regularly to share with you the great work going on in the year group.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or queries.

Mrs Whiteside



The Year 4 Team

Mrs R Whiteside, Year Group Leader and Assistant Head

Ms R Berry (4RB) - Teacher

Miss R Crawford (4RC) - Teacher 

Mrs J Lowes (4JML) - Teacher

Mrs L Simpson  - HLTA

Miss J Barker - LSA

Miss L Taylor - LSA



Should you have any questions about the curriculum, please contact Mrs Whiteside, Year Group Leader via the school office.


Curriculum Overviews

Spring Term 1 Overview

Autumn Term 2 Overview

Autumn Term 1 Overview

2017-18 Topic Overview