Main Topics

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Key learning in writing, with scanned sample(s)

Key Maths skills (with scanned samples):


Recommended reading books for Year 4:

Any other specific year-group information?

In Summer Term Year 4, the children will complete a times table test up to 12x12. They will have 6 seconds to answer each question on a computer.

Each child has a ‘times table rock stars’ login, which supports them in practicing online via an internet search or an app. The app can be used on a tablet or smart phone. Teachers track the children’s scores and how regularly they are practicing.

Working At Age

Expectation writing requirements

  • Writing for a range of purposes and audiences.
  • Using paragraphs logically to organise ideas around a theme e.g. developed use of topic sentences.
  • Using the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past (using have) such as: I have been eating my dinner.
  • Selecting vocabulary purposefully for effect:
  • adverbs (e.g. next, soon, therefore)
  • conjunctions (e.g. when before, while, so, because, however, therefore, as)
  • prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, because of)
  • Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion to avoid repetition.
  • Using fronted adverbials. (e.g. where, time, manner to start sentences).
  • Apostrophes for possession (singular and plurals)
  • Commas for fronted adverbials
  • Using the full range of rules for direct speech (e.g. a comma after the reporting clause and inverted commas)
  • Ensuring subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural.
  • Using a variety of sentence lengths for effect
  • Using prefixes and suffixes to spell most words
  • Spelling many common exception words from Y3/4 list
  • Using neat and consistent cursive style of handwriting
  • Independently making simple additions, revisions and proof-reading corrections to their own writing

Working At Age Expectation spelling requirements