Maths and English
In Maths and English we will be aiming to ensure that your Year 4 child knows and understands particular key skills. Apostrophes, commas, times tables and key spellings are just some of the things children in Year 4 are expected to use accurately. Children are expected to write fluently using the cursive font and will be applying the writing skills to a variety of text types.
Becoming confident and independent in learning
Overall, perhaps the single most important aspect of this year is children’s increasing independence and confidence in what they can achieve at school. Your child will be encouraged to start to think about their own learning. They need to make decisions on how to present work, how and when to complete homework and also how to learn best.
Children often ask questions and their teacher will encourage them think for themselves too: Could they answer the question themselves? Can they make that choice? If they can, then they are learning skills which are vital for Year 5, Year 6 and adult life.
Carry on reading together
For English, the single most important thing that you can do is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style.
When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:
|22nd - 26th October||HALF TERM|
|Friday 19th October||Greek Buffet in school|
|Thursday 18th October||Greeks WOW DAY|
|Clive Pig visiting|
|Dress up as an Ancient Greek|
|Topic lunch menu day!|
|Tuesday 15th October||Appledore Arts Studio visit - TRINITY|
|Monday 14th October||Parent & Teacher Consultations|
|Tuesday 8th October||Guy Bass (Author) Visiting Year 4|
|Tuesday 1st October||Appledore Arts Studio visit - HOPE|
|Tuesday 17th September||Appledore Arts Studio visit - THANKFULNESS|
|Wednesday 11th September||PGL Information meeting - 6pm.|
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in June). The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level.
The MTC is an online test were the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question your child will have 6 seconds to answer and in between the questions there is a 3 second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often. The questions are generated randomly based on the rules of the MTC.
For more information on the assessment framework check ‘this’ government website ;