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Year 4

Year 4 have PE on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days. Wednesday is outdoor PE so please provide your child with seasonal suitable outdoor kit such as black joggers, appropriate footwear will need to be worn and jewellery will need to be removed. Please send your child in with a bottle of water every day, clearly labelled with their name.


Homework is set each Thursday and will need to be submitted online by the following Thursday. Our expectation is activities set on Mathletics and Reading Eggspress to be completed each week. We also expect the children to complete spellings as well as reading three times per week. Maths and English homework will be set online by the child’s set teacher so as to be appropriate and challenging to their ability.


Our Topics in Year 4 are:

  • The Ancient Greeks (Autumn term and Spring One)
  • The Romans (Spring Two and Summer Term)


We hope your child enjoys their learning in Year 4. If you have any concerns or wish to talk to your child’s teacher can you please make an appointment and we would be happy to discuss your child’s progress and well-being with you.


Year 4 Multiplication Test


Dear Parent,

You may be aware that from June 2020 there is a new test for year 4 children called the “Multiplication Tables Check”. Here’s what you need to know:

Under the national curriculum primary school children are expected to know up to and including their 12 times tables by the end of Year 4. We’ve been preparing students to know their times tables by the end of Year 4 for quite some time now and are not concerned about the check at all.


The check itself:

  • Will take place in the Summer term in June.
  • Is done online using a computer or tablet.
  • Can be done one student at a time, in groups or as a class.
  • Will take no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Will feature 25 questions and children will have 6 seconds to answer each question.
  • There isn’t any problem solving or division questions, just simple “3 x 4 =?” type questions


Here are some resources that you can use to support your child in developing a sound knowledge of all their times tables up to 12 x 12. We strongly encourage you to work closely with your child on using these resources if your child is struggling with recalling their times tables knowledge.


Some websites that you can use are:

Hit the Button

Mathsframe Multiplication Check



Thank you for your support,


Mr Lynn

Maths Lead