Welcome to Year 4
In Year Four at Benyon Primary School, we want to create the opportunity for all children to immerse themselves fully into Key Stage Two and the exciting challenges that it will bring.
After successfully transitioning into Key Stage Two, our pupils can now understand their role as independent learners within school. We reasonably expect them to master key skills such as: organisation, time management and to continue the commitment and motivation towards learning and developing as children.
Teaching and learning in Year 4 does not stand still. We are constantly striving to excite, challenge and motivate all pupils. Whilst designing our rich and challenging curriculum, we deliver a range of lessons that engage all pupils and adopt different styles of learning giving the opportunity for practical, collaborative learning as well as stretching their reasoning skills.
As a school we celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not afraid to make mistakes. We also actively encourage and recognise that as parents/carers you will want to fully participate in your child’s progress and share in their achievements and work with us to get the best outcome for your child.
The content and rigour of our Year 4 curriculum raises expectations and inspires our pupils to achieve the absolute best they can. We aim for your child to mature emotionally and socially and feel confident but, above all, enjoy their time in Year 4.
Meet the Teacher
Please follow the link below, for a short video giving more information about what to expect in Year 4. This is in place of the usual 'Meet the Teacher' sessions that parents are usually invited in for during the autumn term.
From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, all state-funded maintained schools and academies (including free schools) in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.
The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4. More details will follow in due course.
Homework will be set on PurpleMash this year. Tasks will be set on a Friday with a deadline of the following Wednesday. You can expect to find a Reading task, a Mathematics task, weekly spellings and weekly times-tables.
Home Learning Covid-19
During the Covid-19 school closure, support for home learning was provided for all pupils in Year 4 via educational websites such as Purple Mash, EdShed, TTRockstars and Scholastic Reading Pro. Should we find ourselves in a position where we have to isolate a particular year group or go into lockdown again, yours child's log ins for all of these websites have been stuck inside the front page of their Reading Record. If you are having trouble accessing these, please contact us on admin.BPS@catrust.org.uk and we will help to get you up and running.
In the event of another lockdown or Year 4 having to isolate, further information on home learning will be posted here.
Learn your times tables whilst having fun.
Weekly homework - Reading, Maths, GPS and Topic work.
Reading Pro (Scholastic)
Log into ReadingPro to access a range of reading and comprehension books and activities, which are set at your child's reading ability
This is an exciting spelling and maths resource for the children to explore and practice weekly spellings.
Visit Oak Academy's on-line classroom for a range of free virtual lessons.
For brilliant science based discussions, activities and experiments.