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St James C of E Primary School

Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4.  Our class value is KINDNESS

In Year 4 we plan lots of interesting cross-curricular activities to help children to learn which enables them to research and learn about themes in greater depth.  It is important for our Year 4 children to develop their independence and resilience in order to prepare them for the end of KS2.   

You can find out all about Year 4 on this page - including what we are studying this half term, your home learning for the week and lots of great resources for parents and children.  Your home learning for the week can be found on your Year 4 class page on Teams.

What are we learning this half term?

Maths @ St James Primary School

This academic Year in both school and Home Learning, we will be using the scheme White Rose.

White Rose is beneficial for the children in the following ways;

  • It recaps on the previous year’s learning, to ensure any gaps or misconceptions can be addressed
  • It builds on concepts, helping the children to deepen their understanding.
  • There are mastery questions throughout, to challenge the children appropriately.
  • It encourages a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to Maths, ensuring that children are able to apply the taught concept in a variety of ways.

You can also follow along with your child’s learning . Through this, you can recap the learning we have done at school and embed their understanding further.  Please click here for more information

 

For more information on our long term Maths planning for Year 4, please see below 

 

 

Maths Mastery

We also use a Draw, Prove, Explain approach in our Maths Journals, focusing on children’s deeper understanding of the process by which they answer a question.

Draw a variety of ways to solve the problem.

Prove that you are correct.

Explain the most effective process to reach the answer

 

Reading In Year 4

If you're looking for a new book to read or stuck for inspiration take a look here  at 100 books to read for Year 4

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Other Great Resources For Year 4 Parents and Children

There are lots and lots of great websites that can help you with everything from  practicing your timetables to your half term research projects.  Here are some that we think are the best.

Reading and Spelling - You can click here to learn more about your child's developing reader skills and if you'd like to find out more about spelling as part of the national curriculum, then please click here.  Please make sure you log all your reading at home in your reading log books and don't forget to take part in our School Book challenge.

Maths - For a wealth of fun Maths games, take a look at the Nrich maths website here.  You can also try Maths Is Fun.  You can also try testing your times tables here

ICT Games - To practice lots of different Literacy and Maths skills, you could try ICT Games  

Topics - If you want to find out more about your topic - whether it's Geography, History or Science, two great resources are BBC Bitesize and Books For Topics

 

Tests and Assessments

 For more information on Year 4 multiplication tests please click here

National Curriculum Guidance And Expectations

To find out more about the Primary National Curriculum, you can download Government information here and to dig into further detail by subject, please click here

 

Where should your child be at the end of Year 4?  According to national age related expectations, your child should

In Reading

  • Give a personal point of view on a text.
  • Re-explain a text with confidence.
  • Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.
  • Use appropriate voices for characters within a story.
  • Recognise apostrophe of possession (plural)
  • Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.
  • Explain why a writer has used different sentence types or a particular word order and the effect it has created.
  • Skim & scan to locate information and/or answer a question.

 

In Writing

  • Vary sentence structure, using different openers.
  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).
  • Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.
  • Use fronted adverbials.
  • Use apostrophe for plural possession.
  • Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).
  • Use commas to mark clauses.
  • Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.
  • Use paragraphs to organised ideas around a theme.
  • Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.

 

In Mathematics

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1,000.
  • Compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100.
  • Find 1,000 more/less than a given number.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts all tables to 12x12.
  • Recognise PV of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.