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Year 4 at primary school

Welcome to Year 4 at primary school!

In schools in England, Year 4 is for children 8–9 years old, and is the second year of Key Stage 2.

During this year, your child will start getting more homework set for them. Watch out for the Year 4 multiplication tables check in June, when children will be expected to recall their times tables from 1 to 12 in a timed test.

What to expect in Year 4

Times tables, confidence and fun! Find out what your child can expect in Year 4.

What to expect in Year 4

English & reading in Year 4

The Year 4 curriculum for English and reading.

Year 4 English curriculum

Maths curriculum in Year 4

The Year 4 curriculum for maths.

Maths curriculum for Year 4

The Year 4 multiplication tables check

In June 2020, the new Year 4 multiplication tables check will become statutory. Your child will need to take a short online test to make sure their times tables knowledge is at the expected level.

Recommended books for Year 4

Activity books

Develop English and maths skills with these activity books from Progress with Oxford.

Activity books for Age 8–9

Times tables practice

Prepare for the Year 4 times tables check with flashcards and activity books.

Times tables practice

Dictionaries & creative writing

Explore language and find inspiration for creative writing.

Dictionaries and creative writing

Children's fiction

Magical adventure stories to encourage a love of reading.

Children’s fiction for age 8+