Year 4

We are very excited about the year ahead of us in Year 4. We have lots of fun learning planned and we shall be working on developing our resilience, social skills and concentration whilst taking risks in our learning. Our teacher is Mrs Smith (except a Wednesday when Mrs Lovely teaches us), and we are supported by Mr Rourke, Mrs McCollum and Mrs Kuht.

The DfE have suggested the following ways to help your child:

  • Times tables chanting: “6, 12, 18, 24…”;
  • Times tables chanting in reverse order: “108, 99, 90, 81…”;
  • Using times tables songs, like Schoolhouse Rock’s ‘3 is A Magic Number’;
  • Using apps, like the one by ks2timestables.co.uk,  Times Tables Rock Stars or Hit the Button
  • Using free online games, like those on Maths Frame;
  • Asking your child multiplication calculations out of order, like: “What is 4 x 7? What is 9 x 5? What is 6 x 11?”;
  • Using pasta pieces or pebbles to show groups of numbers representing times tables, e.g. four groups of three pasta shells to show 3 x 4 = 12;
  • Asking your child related short division questions, like “What is 12 divided by 4? What is 55 divided by 11?”;
  • Asking your child word problems based on times tables, like: “If five friends have £3 each, how much money do they have in total?”;
  • Trying out active ways of learning times tables, like our times tables pavement chalk ideas:

And of course your child has access to TT Rock Stars. One of the games has a time limit of 6 seconds which will be great practise for them. Please see your class teacher if you need your login details.

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