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Blog posts for: Year 4

Reading: Age 10–11 (Year 6)

Reading: Age 10–11 (Year 6)

By Year 6, your child will hopefully be reading independently at home and school. Find out how to encourage a love of reading in your child.

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Geometry & shapes in Year 4 (age 8–9)

Geometry & shapes in Year 4 (age 8–9)

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.

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Comprehension

Comprehension

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.

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Reading: Age 8–9 (Year 4)

Reading: Age 8–9 (Year 4)

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.

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Fractions in Year 4 (age 8–9)

Fractions in Year 4 (age 8–9)

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.

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Help with times tables

Help with times tables

Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.

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Science at primary school

Science at primary school

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.

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Working with school (in strange times)

Working with school (in strange times)

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.

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Statistics in Year 4 (age 8–9)

Statistics in Year 4 (age 8–9)

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.

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Money, money, money

Money, money, money

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.

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Writing a thank you letter

Writing a thank you letter

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.

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Maths is everywhere!

Maths is everywhere!

Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.

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Common reading issues

Common reading issues

Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.

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Bond SATs Skills

Bond SATs Skills

Prepare your children for the Key Stage 2 SATs with Bond SATs Skills workbooks, developing core maths, comprehension and English skills.

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Teaching maths at home

Teaching maths at home

Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.

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MyMaths: Money

MyMaths: Money

Practice work involving making amounts of money, comparing and ordering amounts of money and estimating with money (age 8–9).

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Numicon: Homework Activities Intervention Resource

Numicon: Homework Activities Intervention Resource

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.

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