Year 4

Our Year 4 class teachers are Mrs Dickson, Mrs Kirkby and Mrs Hickson.

Autumn term curriculum letter – click here

Please find a booklet below which sets out what children in this year group are expected to understand and apply by the end of this year in the areas of writing, reading and maths.

End of Year 4 Learning Expectations

Multiplication Tables Check

The Multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools. It is a key stage 2 assessment taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in June). The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level.

The MTC is an online test in which pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. Children have 6 seconds to answer and in between the questions there is a 3-second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often. The questions are generated randomly, based on the rules of the MTC.

Knowing the times tables (and their associated division facts) supports mathematical learning and understanding and those children who have a strong grasp of them tend to be more self-assured when learning new concepts.

How to prepare

A good way to prepare is start early and build a daily routine practising the times tables. With regular practise you will learn all the questions and gain confidence. We suggest practising for 10 to 15 minutes a day for optimal results.

 All of our pupils have access to Timestables Rockstars, an online platform which helps prepare them for answering questions on screen. 



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