Plan for Year 4

About Year 4

Ages 8 - 9

Mrs Mulvaney

Miss Barnes

In Year 4, your child will be assessed using the ‘NFER’ tests, so that we can get a scaled score – this allows progress to be quantified towards KS2 SATS. ‘NFER’ tests have been created, so that children in all Primary year groups can be monitored for progress. They will complete summative assessments a minimum of twice each year and they will be formatively assessed daily using teacher judgement.

You can play an important part in your child’s success at Key Stage 2 by taking an active part in their education and giving them support and encouragement.

Reading in Year 4

Children who are ‘free readers’ can utilise our new school library to enhance their love of reading non-fiction, poetry and stories. Children are given a reading diary, so that their independent reading, at home, can be tracked and monitored – providing a vital link between home and school.

Year 4 still follow, amongst others, the ‘Oxford Reading Tree Reading Scheme’. Oxford Reading Tree is a well-established and popular reading scheme which is highly successful at supporting the teaching of reading. The stories are carefully written using simple, natural sounding language that the children can understand. This can be used to provide an appropriate reading challenge for those children who are not yet ‘free readers’.

All children read to an adult on a weekly basis to inform teacher judgement and ensure an appropriate level of challenge and variety.

Useful Resources:

Our reading scheme books can be found on the Oxford University Press website.

You can also visit the BBC.co.uk website for 'Bitesize' Key Stage 2 games that are relevant to the Year 4 curriculum.

Science & Maths in Year 4

Pupils at Sacred Heart follow the Liverpoool Maths Planning, which has been devised and developed by members School Improvement Liverpool. The Liverpool Maths team developed this document to support effective implementation of the New National Curriculum.
In order to develop fluency in mathematics, children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches.  This resources highlights the imporance of making conenctions between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic representations and prior learning.
There is a key focus on the teaching sequence and ensure that children have opportunities to practise the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowlegde to apply these skills into more complex application activities.
This programme also provides a list of key, basic skills that children must continually practise as they forma the building blocks of mathematical learning.
Useful Resources:
Please visit  http://nrich.maths.org/  The Home of rich mathematics.
Please visit  https://www.ncetm.org.uk/    The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
Please visit  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education  Useful resources from the BBC for all Key Stages.

Useful Resources:

Please visit the BBC.co.uk website for 'Bitesize' Key Stage 2 Maths games that are relevant to the Year 4 curriculum.

Additionally, you can visit the BBC.co.uk website for 'Bitesize' Key Stage 2 Science games.