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Blog posts for: Year 4
Education expert James Clements runs through everything you need to keep your child’s reading skills developing during the school lockdown.
In Year 4, your child will learn about acute and obtuse angles. They will also be introduced to coordinates and will be able to describe translations, and will build upon their knowledge of shape properties.
Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From adverbials to conjunctions.
In Year 4, your child will be developing into an increasingly fluent reader. The focus will now be on building comprehension. Find out how to help them at home.
In Year 4, your child will explore the link between fractions and multiplication/division. They will also use numbers with up to two decimal places.
In Year 4, your child will use negative numbers, will round numbers, and will learn Roman numerals. Help at home with our advice and activities.
Find out what your child will be expected to learn in maths in Year 4 at primary school. They will be doing more work with fractions and decimals.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From modal verbs to pure sounds.
Find out how Oxford Levels and levelled readers can support and develop your child’s reading skills even after they’ve learned how to read.
In Year 4, your child will recall multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12 × 12. Help your child at home with our advice and activities.
In Year 4, your child will solve problems involving numbers up to four digits. Help your child learn at home with our activities, videos, and advice.
Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.
Education expert James Clements talks about how children who are already confident readers can get the most out of their reading.
What can we do to help our children to make progress over the term ahead? James Clements shares his tips to help boost skills and knowledge.
Find out about the new times tables assessment for Year 4 students, starting in June 2020. Try our free activities and advice to support your child.
Building confidence in maths early on will pay back many times over. Get tips for developing your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
Have fun practising your maths skills with these games, activity sheets, and videos.
Science at primary school is practical and exciting. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.
Get involved with National Numeracy Day 2021 and help your child’s confidence grow, with our top tips and free maths activities.
In Year 4, children will convert between different standard measures. They will also find perimeters and areas of shapes, use money, and explore time.
Keeping your child’s screen time manageable can be tricky, especially at the moment. Education expert James Clements gives us his top tips.
Education expert James Clements talks about the lessons we can learn from teachers about helping your child to learn at home.
Once your child has mastered decoding, it can be liberating to choose whatever books they like – but there are still benefits to structured reading schemes.
Flummoxed by fractions? Dismayed by decimals? Perplexed by percentages? Get tips for exploring these tricky concepts at home.
Find out what children will learn in spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing at school in Year 4.
James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.
In Year 4, your child will learn to use time graphs. They will also solve problems by interpreting and analysing graphs, and will be able to answer more complex questions based on statistics.
Education expert and writer James Clements explains what your child would be learning at school, and how we can use (or not use) the curriculum at home.
Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.
Once your child has mastered phonics and word-reading, where do they go next? Here are our ideas to keep your 7–11-year-old’s reading skills developing.
Education expert and writer James Clements talks about the importance of reading to your child to boost their educational success in all sorts of ways.
Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.
Education expert and writer James Clements suggests 6 practical things you get get ready over the weekend for next week’s learning at home.
Find out what your child will learn in Year 4, and how you can support their learning at home.
Maths teacher and education expert Louise Pennington shares her favourite activities and games to help your child learn their times tables.
Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.
Educational expert and writer James Clements gives his 3 top tips of how to get started with teaching your child at home.
Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.
Prepare your children for the Key Stage 2 SATs with Bond SATs Skills workbooks, developing core maths, comprehension and English skills.
Education expert James Clements shares his ideas for keeping the children busy – in a constructive way – when you need to be getting on with something.
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.
Answer questions about these common maths terms.
Practise identifying Standard and Non-Standard English.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary activity sheets.
Year 4 | Age 8–9. Trace and write numerals and number words as fast as possible.
Year 4 | Age 8–9. Trace and write a pattern, letters and words, practising joining to and from the letter s.
Year 4 | Age 8–9. Explore how pronouns can lead to ambiguity.
Answers to the activity sheets from Nelson Grammar.
Year 4 | Age 8–9. Read and analyse three playscripts.
Answers to the activity sheets from Nelson Comprehension.
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 10 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 15 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 25 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Four activity sheets to practise your verbal reasoning skills.
Four activity sheets to practise writing sentences, asking questions, and using apostrophes.
Here are some shapes with a dotted mirror line. Draw the reflection that you would expect.
Four activity sheets to practise Spanish greetings, animals, family, and parts of the body.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
Build up English skills at the level of words, sentences, and whole texts with these four activity sheets.
Four activity sheets to practise French greetings, animals, family, and parts of the body.
Four activity sheets to practise using pronouns, verbs, and the past tense.
Four activity sheets to practise addition and subtraction, using money, and solving word problems.
Four activity sheets to practise counting, calculating up to 20, fractions, and the 9 and 11 times tables.
Four activity sheets to practise non-verbal reasoning by working out patterns and finding connections.
Answers to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary activity sheets.
Practice work involving making amounts of money, comparing and ordering amounts of money and estimating with money (age 8–9).
Especially created for use at home, Homework Activities Intervention Resource kit supports children’s mathematical development and learning outside of school. The kit includes dice, 60 coloured counters, 21 numeral cards, 30 shapes, a large table-top number line, and more.
Find the different areas of scientific study in the wordsearch and match them to the correct description.
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