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Year 4

~ Welcome to Year 4 ~ 


Your Teachers are Mr Boulden (4B, Year Group Leader), Mrs French and Mr Farr (4F) & Mrs Leary (4L) 


We are supported by Mrs McGinley (LSA),  Mrs Edwards (Cover), Mrs Lochowska (LSA) and Mrs Omoijuanfo (SEND Support)



~ Homework Expectations ~ 

Reading for at least 10 minutes each day, 5 times per week, will also be expected as part of your child's homework. It is important to support your child with daily reading as this has a huge impact on their understanding, imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. In Year 4, it is important to do a mixture of independent reading, reading with an adult and for your child to independently record their opinions about the book in their Reading Record. 


Maths homework will consist of the children going onto Times Tables Rockstars for 10 minutes a day, with a focus being developing understanding, recall and accuracy, in preparation for the MTC in June 2024.


Weekly spelling homework will be set on Google Classroom, where we will be ask the children to learn the words, develop an understanding of the words and be able to create sentences using the words given. Spellings will be taught within weekly sessions, handed out/uploaded on Thursdays and then handed in and tested on the following Tuesdays.


Occasionally, children may be asked to create a project or to conduct some independent research to present in class. 



~Times Tables~

The Multiplication Check: 

Throughout this academic year, your child(ren) will be working towards taking part and completing the Multiplication Check. The Times Tables Check is administered at the end of Year 4 and helps teachers and school leaders identify which pupils are secure in their multiplication tables and which pupils may need additional support to get there, with unofficial checks taking place twice before the actual check in June 2024. 

Key information: 

  • It is an annual check that Year 4s in England have a good level of times tables knowledge. 
  • Each child’s results will be known to the school and the government will have a national picture. 
  • The MTC is an online test with 25 questions (multiplication only); children must answer each question within a 6 seconds time limit so the whole test will take less than 5 minutes


Our Times Tables sessions:

As part of our continued work on Times Tables this year, the children will be taking part in 2 times tables sessions a week with the aim of developing a speedy, accurate and confident recall of times tables the 2s up to 12s. 

Throughout the year, the children will focus on a range of times tables, with the aim of them making links between them and repeating times tables to develop greater accuracy. Our schedule for learning the times tables will be: 

To support with times tables, the children should be logging onto TT Rockstars weekly, using the usernames and passwords that they have been given. Also, the following website links can be used to access games: