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Help your child learn: Age 8–9

Fun learning ideas

Simple games and activities to do with your 8–9-year-old child. Have fun together while developing skills!

What to expect in Year 4

Year 4 is all about confidence, fun, and times tables! Find out exactly what to expect and how you can support your child at home.

What happens in Year 4?

Year 4 multiplication tables check

The multiplication tables check is an online test for pupils in Year 4. Find out what it involves and how you can help your child at home.

What is the times tables check?

Reading skills

Find out how to help your child at home as they grow in reading confidence.

Reading: Age 8–9

English skills

Find out how your child’s reading, writing, and speaking develops at school and how to help.

English: Age 8–9

Maths skills

Discover the maths skills your child learns at school and ideas for helping at home.

Maths: Age 8–9

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Choosing a book

Beverley Humphrey offers her expert advice on choosing the right book for your 7–11-year-old.

How to pick a book

Creative writing

Four fun activities to spark your child’s imagination and get them writing.

Ideas for creative writing

Bond puzzle books

Fun puzzle books featuring word, number, and logic problems. It’s education by stealth!

Bond Brain Training for Kids