Year 4 children are expected to know their times tables multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of the academic year. They are all given laminated times table grids a the start of the year to help them practise and revise their tables at home. They will be doing the Times Table Olympics every 2 weeks for the rest of the year so hopefully we will be seeing many Times Table Olympic certificates being handed out at achievement assemblies. Table knowledge is key to progress in maths but is a skill that needs frequent practise so we thank you in advance for supporting your child and helping them to learn their tables facts.
The children can visit the school library whenever they need a new book. They should take this book home every day and bring it in to school everyday in their book bags. They have a Reading Diary that they need to update with their thoughts about their reading and which also needs to be sent into school everyday. Please listen to your child reading every evening if possible as this can make the world of difference to their achievement in literacy including spelling, writing and punctuation. Please sign your child’s Reading Diary so that they can earn house points. Diaries need to be handed in on Mondays.
Spellings will be sent home the week before the test. These will be words/spelling patterns that the children are already familiar with as they work on these words during class time. They should be practised at home ready for the spelling test the following Friday. The test includes the spellings from the list plus at least one unknown word which asks the children to apply the spelling rule/pattern being investigated and also a topic related word e.g. a specific scientific word that we are using regularly.
Twice a term your child will be given a “learning log” to do about the topic we are covering. The idea of the learning log is that is a fun, creative and interesting way for children to express their understanding of a topic.