Let's celebrate all the fantastic home-learning you are doing. We’re so proud of you Year 4. Keep working your socks off, stay safe and above all else… KEEP SMILING!
Remote Learning for Week Commencing Tuesday 5th January 2020
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Wednesday 7th January 2021
Thursday 8th January 2021
Friday 9th January 2021
Welcome to Year 4
We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 4's class page. We will add many exciting things to our webpage throughout the year. We hope your find the information useful.
Meet the Year 4 Team
As a staff team, we believe we can meet your child’s needs more effectively if we work together. We value your input as your child’s primary carer, and as an expert on your child. We rely on your partnership, so together we can provide your child with the highest quality education and care. This will make their time at school happy and enjoyable.
The Year 4 team consists of Miss Tkaczuk, Mrs McMillan and Miss Evans.
We begin each day with guided reading, English and Maths. In addition, children will be read with individually at least once per week. Lessons that are part of the wider curriculum are usually taught during the afternoon including: History, Geography, Science, P.E, Art, Music, PSHE, R.E and D&T.
Homework is sent home weekly including: Online Reading, Spellings, Times Tables Practice and Online Maths.
Our Topics this year include:
· World War Two (History topic)
· Volcanoes (Geography topic)
· Stone Age (History topic)
Please refer to the curriculum handbook on the school website to explore these topics further.
Our fiction text this term is Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo.
We will be writing, editing and improving a range of different text types including character descriptions, story setting, instructions and non-chronological reports.
Useful Websites for Maths
PE lessons are every Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their P.E kit on these days.
Time Tables Check in Year 4
All primary school-aged children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by heart. In fact, they are expected to have mastered their times tables by the end of Year 4.
Until now, there had been no formal measure to judge whether children in England had learnt their times tables or not – with a formal judgement only somewhat made from a child’s Year 6 Maths SATs performance. So, the idea is for the Multiplication Tables Check to be taken towards the end of Year 4 to make sure children are meeting the benchmark of memorising their times tables up to 12 x 12 before moving up to Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6).
From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, all state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.
The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
Schools will have a 3-week window to administer the MTC. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.
Please see the link below for further guidance.
What can you do to help your child in practising their times tables?
We would recommend a number of strategies to support your child in the run-up to and after the times tables test including:
- Times tables chanting: “6, 12, 18, 24…”;
- Times tables chanting in reverse order: “108, 99, 90, 81…”;
- Using times tables songs
- Using Times Table Rock Stars
- Asking your child multiplication calculations out of order, like: “What is 4 x 7? What is 9 x 5? What is 6 x 11?”;
- Using pasta pieces or pebbles to show groups of numbers representing times tables, e.g. four groups of three pasta shells to show 3 x 4 = 12