ALL ABOUT YEAR 4
Welcome to our Year 4 page!
So just what can you expect if you have a child in Year 4? They already know the routines for Key stage 2; they already do homework; they already understand that they are expected to learn a lot in a year.
How can I help my child in Year 4?
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.
In maths there is an expectation that by the end of Year 4 all times tables are known and learnt fluently. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and stay in is fantastic.
- Practise regularly and go back and repeat tables, previously practised.
- Sing tables in the car; at mealtimes; before bed; walking the dog; at any spare minute!
- Put a poster at the end of their bed.
- Download an app to practise on a laptop or tablet. Access Times table Rockstars.
In Year 4 there are some great science topics that children love, such as: food chains, sound, electricity and gases. Fun and engaging History and Geography topics are also taught in Year 4. They will learn all about the Stone Age, Our Town and Groovy Greeks. These are the subjects that fire the imagination and that children remember.
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 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 we 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. That is how their learning changes from the beginning to the end of the year!
Finally, Year 4 take part in the Wyre and Fylde schools charity festival of dance “all around the world“ held at the Winter Gardens in November.
So that’s it —Year 4 at a glance. We hope the children have a lovely, happy and most of all FUN year.
Mrs Abbott and Mrs Rea
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