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Year 4

Welcome to year 4. Teaching in year 4 this year is Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Shipton, who are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Grattidge, Mrs Ali, Mrs Iqbal and Mrs Evans.

 

On a Friday your child will receive homework consisting of spellings, timetables and another piece relating to the curriculum. 

 

Swimming will be on a Thursday afternoon at Oldham Leisure Centre.

Please send in a PE kit consisting of black joggers or leggings, a white Tee Shirt and trainers or pumps on a Monday for the week.

Multiplication tables check: information video

All primary school-aged children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by heart. In fact, they are expected to have mastered their times tables by the end of Year 4.

Until now, there had been no formal measure to judge whether children in England had learnt their times tables or not – with a formal judgement only somewhat made from a child’s Year 6 Maths SATs performance. So, the idea is for the Multiplication Tables Check to be taken towards the end of Year 4 to make sure children are meeting the benchmark of memorising their times tables up to 12 x 12 before moving up to Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6).

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.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

Schools will have a 3-week window to administer the MTC. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time.

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