Preparation for Upper Key Stage Two
Year 4 is the place to be for all the times tables fans! This year is another key step in a child’s journey through primary school and it is full of great opportunities to capture their imaginations and develop their ability. By Year 4 the children have already learnt so much and we continue this and use the year to add finesse and quality to their work through all subjects.
In Year 4 the children also get the wonderful opportunity to complete a Times Tables Test. This is the first major landmark in Key Stage 2 and the end to a journey through times tables for the children. At the end of the year they leave fully equipped with 12 times tables learnt and an appetitive to use them in their Upper Key Stage 2 maths lessons!
Supporting your child
Please see the resources that we think might support your Year 4 child excel with their learning at home.
It is incredibly important for the children to continue their learning outside of the classroom, often being the place, they put it all into practice. We expect your child to be able to read, independently or with an adult if possible, for 30 minutes every day. The children have access to a wonderful resource in My On where they can login and read a range of fiction and non-fiction books. We can track their progress through the website and also leave them tasks to do to take their learning further.
In Year 3, we need to consolidate the learning from KS1 as well as discover new language from the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. Spelling is taught through the Rising Stars programme and weekly patterns will be taught in class. Please see the documents attached to revise the new spellings.
With this being such a key year for times tables, the children are expected to be learning them at home, aiming to increase their recall across the year. We would expect around 3 times a week that the children log into another wonderful resource in Tackling Tables. This website or app allows the children to move through their next set of times tables and tests them against the clock, a very exciting feature!