Spellings will be set every Friday and tested the following Friday. These can be found in your child's homework book. Pupils are given many different strategies and techniques to enable them to be successful spellers as we appreciate that children learn in a variety of ways.
In Year 4, pupils are expected to practise and learn their tables regularly for all facts up to 12 x 12 to be instantly recalled.
Weekly times table tests will take place every Thursday and these are individually based on your child's knowledge of their times tables so please check to see which times table they are focusing each week. They should be practising these as often as possible.
This knowledge of tables facts is crucial to all areas of maths and will help your child to apply knowledge and progress through the curriculum. The Year 4 multiplication check takes place in June. This is administered on an iPad, children are given 25 questions which they must recall the answer to within 6 seconds. Useful websites have been noted above.
At Lilleshall we focus on the importance of reading for enjoyment as well as to further our knowledge of the world. Pupils should be reading as often as possible in order for reading to become embedded as part of their daily lives as it is a skill for life. All children have a reading diary in which they should record the titles of the books or other materials that they are reading along with any new vocabulary and comments on what they have read. We value parental input in these reading diaries as encouragement from parents is vital in raising the profile of reading. We ask that children are reading at least three times per week at home. Reads are recorded weekly and children with the most reads and the most improved reader are invited to the Readers' Restaurant at the end of each term!
Often pupils have an opportunity to complete independent research on topics throughout the year. All pupils are given guidance on how to use the internet safely and what to do if anything should make them feel uncomfortable. We ask that parents monitor their child's use of the internet when using it at home.