Welcome to Year 4 at Kingsbrook View Primary Academy. We are very excited to share our Year 4 information.
This page will give you up to date information about our class such as newsletters, key dates and details about our stimulating learning experiences.
Year 4 is the second Year of key stage 2 where we build on the children’s learning from previous years and continue to nurture and encourage the feelings of independent thinking, learning and decision making.
To support the children in becoming independent learners we have high expectations and encourage the children to:
Throughout this year, we will cover gripping, stimulating themes and continue to develop key skills from the National Curriculum. In Year 4, there are some great science topics that children love, such as States of Matter, sound and electricity. Fun and engaging history and geography topics are also taught in Year 4 including The Romans, Mayans and South America with a focus on Brazil. These are subjects that fire the imagination and that children remember. We aim to make work enjoyable yet challenging through deeper learning tasks.
We ensuring that we embed our Academy values and believe strongly in our school motto “Growing Together To Achieve Dreams” and strive towards this daily.
Meet the Year 4 team!
Class Teacher, 4W
Year 4 Curriculum
Multiplication Table Check
Why are times tables so important?
Secure and confident knowledge of times tables is vital to children’s success in Maths. They are the building blocks of Maths and with multiplications mastered the doors to many other areas of Maths become unlocked!
What is the Year 4 Times Tables Test?
The Year 4 Times Tables Test, known by the government and schools as the Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), is an annual check to see if Year 4 pupils in England and Wales have a good level of times tables knowledge. Primary-school children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12x12. Under the current National Curriculum, children are supposed to know their times tables by the end of Year 4.
Why has the test been put in place?
The DfE says that the check is part of a new focus on mastering numeracy, giving children the skills and knowledge they need for secondary school and beyond. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether Y4 pupils can recall their multiplication tables fluently (being able to answer times tables questions accurately and quickly, without having to work out the answers).
More information and guidance about the multiplication tables check.
Some ways to help:
- Hanging up a times table sheet and quizzing regularly
- Teaching and learning some tricks, such as doubling or halving
- Listening to some fun songs that rhyme the numbers
- Staging a multiplication war with cards or dice
- Drawing a Waldorf multiplication flower or other visual aids
- Using books, videos, and games to make learning fun
- Rewarding the efforts and progress
- Printing and using times table activities, such as puzzles or bingo
Spellings are taught three times a week, consisting of 10 minute lessons that offer the children quick challenges that allow them to apply their knowledge of spelling rules. This regular practice aims to unpick parts of words that cause spelling mistakes. We also create rhymes, mnemonics and different 'memory hacks' to help the spelling stick!
Homework will be set on Purple Mash, the logins of which children have received and should have taken home. There might be occasions where class teachers ask children to instead look at Mathletics or other educational sites, but this will be posted as a message on the Purple Mash page.
Below is our class timetables for Autumn 1. The timetables will change each half term and will be updated here.
Please note 4W’s PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. All children will need to arrive in full (named) PE kits on these days. Monday’s are our Library Session.
Dates to Remember
Residential Trip: Wednesday 21st February to Friday 23rd February 2024