Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 page!

We are keen to share information about our topics and what we will be learning across the curriculum. Below are links to our current topic overview sheet and our curriculum overview for the term. If you would like more detail about your child’s learning please come and talk to your child’s class teacher.

In Year 4 there is a big focus on times tables. The new curriculum states that by the end of Year 4 children should know all of their times tables and children will sit the first government test on all of these this year. We highly value the benefits of children learning their times tables and how having a rapid recall of these facts helps children to reduce their cognitive load when tackling more complex multiplication word problems. TT Rockstars is an exciting way to engage all our children and is something we would strongly encourage all children to have go at when they are at home. In school, we regularly check children’s progress and how often they are logging onto the app and it is also regularly celebrated within assemblies with ‘rock battles’ and ‘battle of the bands’ competitions between classes.

Here is a link to the Year 3 and 4 spelling words which children will learn in school as well as specific spelling patterns.

Home Learning

Children should read a minimum of 3 times a week and record this in their home school book by colouring the reading book picture each time they read. Children have a home learning book which they take home on a Friday and is due back in on the following Wednesday. Home learning will be a maths task which focus on increasing your child’s fluency and arithmetic skills. We also encourage all children to log on to TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed as much as possible.