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Year 4

Year 4 is a challenging but extremely enjoyable year. We have a large amount of work to cover and we are aiming for a considerable growth in your children’s learning, skills and ability. We believe that children should be stretched this year, in order to achieve their own personal potential.

In addition to their learning the children will be taking on extra responsibilities and tackle challenges within the classroom in order to help develop the skills needed for Upper Key Stage 2.
 
 
 

Please Click HERE for more information on what will be taught throughout the year. 

 
SATS & End of Year Assessments
There are SATS tests in English and Maths. The statutory SATS take place in Year 2 and Year 6 and these results are reported to the government. In Year 3 – 5 the children complete the optional SATS and these results, along with teacher assessments throughout the year inform the final judgement. In Year 1, the children complete a statutory phonics screening test in June and are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths through teacher assessment.
 
 
Homework
As you can see, we have a packed curriculum. In order to meet all the requirements of the National Curriculum, homework plays a vital part in our year. The children will need a quiet place to complete their work, away from distractions. As a rule, they will have 20-30 minutes every night. All
homework will be written down in their homework diaries.
If the children need support with their homework it is important that we all support them with it. The children should ALWAYS attempt homework by themselves but should they be struggling or becoming confused please do help them with it. Once again, if there are any problems, please let us know.
 
Usual Weekly Homework
Monday
Spellaway for Tuesday
Reading with an adult
Spellings and table revision
Tuesday
Mental Arithmetic for Thursday
Reading with an adult
Spellings and table revision
Wednesday
Mental Arithmetic for Thursday
Reading with an adult
Spellings and table revision
Thursday
Reading with an adult
spellings and table revision
Friday
A piece of Literacy and/or Maths homework linked to the week’s learning
Spellings and times tables for next Friday
Reading with an adult
 
Equipment
 
It is really important that children have all the required equipment in school all the time and that all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. It is also important that kit is checked each term to ensure that it still fits and is still suitable for PE lessons.
 
PE Kit
Outdoor – Navy blue tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers
 
Indoor – Navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps
 
Other Equipment – Once again please label all equipment and replace it when required.
 
Clear plastic water bottle
Homework folder
Pencil Case
Blue or black pens with which your child can write neatly
H.B. Pencils (at least 2)
Rubber
Pencil sharpener
Set of coloured pencils
Set of felt tip pens
2 small glue sticks
Small roll of sellotape
30 cm ruler, which measures in both cm. and mm.
Memory Stick (Suggested 2GB)
Dictionary – Collins new compact dictionary or Collins compact English dictionary or Oxford colour dictionary – with thesaurus
 

Please remember that if there is anything you need, do come and see us – lets work together to make your child’s year in primary school a very happy, rewarding and successful one!