Year 4 is a busy year for the children, full of interesting topics to explore and a range of opportunities to be enjoyed. Whilst we strive to help each child perform to the best of their ability academically, we also encourage the children to grow and develop as individuals, who think and care about others, and who always do their best. Please see the Curriculum Overview sheets to discover more about the topics and subjects your child will be covering each term.
The children will be given a Homework Menu at the beginning of each term. They can earn points through completing different activities at home, independently and with family; the target is 12 points per term. Prizes may be given for children with the highest number of points!
Reading is so important within a child’s learning, as well as being very enjoyable. In Key Stage 2, the children are using the Accelerated Reading program. Children will read for at least 20 minutes a day in school independently, taking quizzes on the book they read to test their understanding. Please try to read your child’s Accelerated Reading book with them daily at home too, and don’t forget to sign their Reading Record – thank you. Children can change their books once they have taken the quiz in school. Please also encourage children to read books of their choice at home and ask them questions about what they have been reading.
Children will have spellings to learn each week; they will be given out on Fridays, to be tested on the following Friday. The spellings will be a mix of a particular spelling rule of the week and a selection of the ‘key words’ for Year 3 and 4 from the Literacy curriculum.
By the end of Year 4, children should know all of their times tables from 0 up to 12. Your child will take a ‘Multiplication Tables Check’ in the Summer Term. The check requires children to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables upto 12 x 12. Children are tested every Friday on their tables. Please practise these at home so your child can recall the multiplication facts quickly, without needing to count on. It would also be helpful for children to learn the corresponding division calculations.
I hope the children enjoy their time in Year 4, are excited about their learning and challenge themselves to be the best that they can.
If you have any questions about Year 4, please do not hesitate to get in touch.