We follow the National Curriculum 2014. You can access information about the curriculum for Year 4 in the documents below. If you require any further information about the curriculum you can access the Department for Education website or contact school.
In line with national guidlines, pupils will study the four areas of Mathematics. These are number, measurement, geometry and statistics. Pupils will be taught to:
Number - count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000, find 1000 more or less than a given number, count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers, recognise place value in 4 digit numbers, order and compare numbers beyond 1000, round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000, solve problems, read Roman numerals to 100; add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digitis using formal written methods; estimate and use inverse operations to check answers; solve two-step addition and subtraction problems; recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12; multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by one-digit numbers using formal written layout; recognise and show families of equivalent fractions; add and subtract fractions; write decimal equivalents; round decimals to the nearest whole number; compare numbers with the same number of decimal places; solve simple measure and money problems.
Measurement - covert between different units of measure; measure and calculate perimeter; find the area of shapes by counting squares; estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.
Geometry - compare and classify geometric shapes; identify and compare obtuse and acute angles; identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes; draw symmetic figures; describe postitions on a 2D grid as coordinates; describe movements between positions as translations.
Statistics - interpret, compare and present data, including bar charts and graphs.
In English the focus continues to be on reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is important that your child reads at home on a daily basis. All children are encouraged to choose a library book to bring home to read and are listened to during the school day as part of a guided reading session. However, children who experience difficulty reading are listened to more frequently on a one to one basis. Children at Eccleston Mere follow the Nelson handwriting scheme and are formally taught during one lesson per week. Children are encouraged to write at length and are encouraged to follow structured writing plans that cover composition, grammar and punctuation. Children are set appropriate targets to assist their learning throughout the year.