Year 4

Our children have now completed their first year in Key Stage 2 and have settled in well. In Year 4 we continue to build upon the knowledge and skills they have learnt in previous years.

Main aims when planning learning

  • Memorable experiences
  • Hands on
  • Based on children's interests
  • Cross curricular links
  • Immersive learning environment

Projects for 2016/17 are

  • Autumn term – Water, Life. Taker or life saver?
  • Spring term – Who would you rather rule? England, the Anglo-Saxons or the Vikings?

Assessment

  • Daily assessment in lessons
  • Written feedback
  • Positive mentoring for reading, writing, maths and science
  • Spellings

End of phase expectations

Reading - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Apply their growing knowledge of prefixes, suffixes
  • Develop positive attitudes to reading
  • Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books
  • Use dictionaries
  • Read poetry and plays aloud
  • Check text makes sense
  • Ask questions
  • Predict what might happen next
  • Discuss characters' feelings, thoughts and motives
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction

Writing - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Plan, draft, edit and proof read writing
  • Use 'when, before, after, while, so, because, then, next, soon, because, during, in'
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use inverted commas for direct speech
  • Use apostrophes correctly

Spelling and handwriting - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Apply their growing knowledge of prefixes, suffixes
  • Spell correctly words that sound the same but have different meanings
  • Correct use of the possessive apostrophe in plurals e.g. girls', boys'
  • Use first two or three letters of a word to check spelling in a dictionary
  • Use strokes to join letters together
  • Use joined handwriting with increased fluency

Maths - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 6,7,9,25 and 1000
  • Find 1000 more or less
  • Count backwards, including negative numbers
  • Understand ThHTU
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000
  • Round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000
  • Solve number and practical problems, including missing numbers
  • Add and subtract numbers up to four digits
  • Use inverse to check answers
  • Know Roman numerals up to 100
  • Know multiplication tables up to 12x12
  • Multiply TU numbers by HTU numbers
  • Recognise equivalent fractions
  • Count up and down in hundredths
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Convert different units of measure e.g. kilometre to metre; hour to minute; analogue to digital clocks
  • Measure perimeters and areas
  • Classify shapes
  • Identify a range of angles, lines of symmetry
  • Use coordinates

Targets

  • 1-1 meetings
  • My learning profile

Additional support

  • Role of additional adults
  • Interventions

How you can help

  • Good attendance (95% at least)
  • Punctual
  • Practise times tables daily for 5 minutes
  • Practise any spellings needed to be learnt daily for 5 minutes
  • Share books
  • Handwriting practice
  • Home learning
  • Mathletics

To find out more information about the curriculum your child is following, please contact your class teacher. Our Assistant Headteacher, Mr Stout, is available to discuss the curriculum if you require further information. Additionally, of course, Mrs Millington and Mrs Crowther are happy to talk through aspects of the curriculum with families.