Year 4

Welcome to Year 4’s page.  Here you will find information about what we do in Year 4. You will be able to see photographs of some of our wonderful work and see some of our displays.

English

English in year 4 will include non-chronological report features of non-fiction texts such as contents page, index and glossary and non – chronological reports. The children will be expected to write in paragraphs, using simple and complex sentences (VCOP). All children will be expected to be able to write in joined–up script. We will be especially focussing on the correct use of punctuation including punctuation within sentences.

Maths

The main focus in Numeracy is to secure and further develop all aspects of Number work starting with place value.

  • This will involve supporting all pupils in their mental recall of related multiplication and division facts, this is a very important aspect of Number.
  • Once your child is secure in their multiplication and related division facts they will be able to more confidently and accurately apply this knowledge to solving complicated problems in Number. Please take the time to check your child has confident recall of their table facts.
  • Problem Solving, ordering Decimals, Short Multiplication and DivisionStatutory Multiplication Check

Science

Science in year 4 covers a range of exciting and interesting topics including electricity and sound. Children will learn about the topics in detail, using experiments to further develop their understanding.

Multiplication Check

This year is the first year that year 4 children across the country will take the new statutory multiplication check. This assessment has been introduced to ensure all children leaving year 4 are fluent in recalling their multiplication tables. This is due to the fact that most of our Year 5 and Year 6 mathematics curriculum is based on the fact the children know and understand their times tables.

The test will be taken online using school technology therefore it is equally as important that your child practices using technology at home.

Useful Websites

Every child has a log in to times tables rock stars, the children should use this website to help them practice their times tables. The ‘sound check’ area of this website replicates what the upcoming multiplication test will be like.

Hit the button is another free website that allows children to focus on one multiplication at a time. If you feel that your child is struggling with a specific one then this website is perfect for them.

Both websites are free and the times table rock stars app is free to download.

Reading and Homework

Reading Homework – please look in their diaries to see how well they are doing with their reading comprehension skills.

Please ensure your child reads at least 8-10 pages every day at home, and if possible talk about what they have read. Your child will also need to write three or more quality sentences explaining in their own words what have happened to the characters etc. This will help the children to develop the higher reading skills needed for comprehension, prediction and inference.

If your child is a very fluent reader, it is still important that you take the time to hear them read sometimes, as they will probably come across words that they do not understand. It is also enjoyable and exciting to talk to someone about the book you are reading. Please make sure that their reading folder is in school each day and that the reading record is completed by your child and has been signed by an adult, when homework is completed.