Please continue to encourage your child to read at least 5 times per week, these can be school reading books, home reading books and any other opportunities that challenge your child’s reading skills. Reading records are collected weekly and reads counted and displayed on the classroom chart. Children may also access Reading Plus, to develop reading and comprehension skills - please contact us if you struggle to access this. Reading should be a delightful experience and we encourage you to revisit and reread favourite books and stories with your children. Remember, regular readers become happy readers and happy readers become confident readers.
In year 4, the children should develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculation accurately with increasingly large whole numbers. By the end of Year 4, the children should have developed their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. They will learn how to find the perimeter and area of shapes, convert between units of measurement and convert between the 12-hour and 24-hour clock. Children will do further work on angles and co-ordinates.
By the end of Year 4 children should know all of their times tables up to 12. We use ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ (TTRS) and ‘Timestables.co.uk’ to learn and practice the times tables. The ability to recall these facts more confidently is hugely beneficial to your child in their Maths lessons as well as it being beneficial for the year 4 Multiplication Tables Check in June
We also use ‘Maths Shed’, it is a useful tool that can help to increase our children's maths fluency. If you struggle to access, please get in touch.
As a school we have purchased a handwriting programme called Letter-Join, www.letterjoin.co.uk . This has an online platform that children can access at home.
PC desktop and laptop log in:
www.letterjoin.co.uk Username: wk4495 Password: home
Common exception words for year 4 can be found on Class Story on Dojo. We also use ‘Spelling Shed’ to practice various spelling rules as well as the common exception words.
Year 4 PE usually happens on a Tuesday morning with PE coaches from Caistor Yarborough. Please ensure that children have a full PE kit in school all week, including indoor and outdoor kits for colder weather to allow for flexibility. Long hair should be tied back, and earrings removed as outlined in the school’s uniform policy on our website.
In Year 4, we are learning Spanish. We practice everyday words and phrases in exciting and fun ways.