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Sedgefield Primary School

Learning Together for Life

Year 4

Welcome to Class 4!

 During the Autumn Term, our topic is Ancient Egypt. We are exploring the rich history of this Ancient civilisation and answering important questions such as ‘Why the River Nile was important to the Ancient Egyptians?’ and ‘Why did the Ancient Egyptians build pyramids?’ If you wish to see our Autumn Newsletter you can download it below. Enter text...



If you wish to see our Autumn Newsletter, you can download it below.


Meet the Teacher

Thank you to all of the adults for coming along to our 'Meet the teacher' evenings. We hope that you found these useful.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check

In June 2019, a new Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) will be trialled across the UK, becoming statutory in 2020.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether year 4 pupils can fluently recall their multiplication tables.

The MTC is focused on the fluent recall of multiplication facts. This is included in the National Curriculum (2014) Statutory Programme of Study for Mathematics at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The National Curriculum states, ‘By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work’.

The MTC will be delivered as an online, on-screen digital assessment and will take each pupil less than 5 minutes to complete.

Please see the parent's guide below for more information and the links to games and other activities to support your child's preparation for the test.

We have also put together an additional document giving advice and guidance on how to help your child. In it, we have suggested various games, apps, websites and online times tables test generators that will be particularly useful in helping your child to learn their times tables facts. You can download the document below.

Introduction to Brass instruments

All of our Year 4 pupils will have the opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument this year. The first group have just started their tuition, which takes place on a Wednesday morning, last for 10 weeks. Last year, a large proportion of children from Year 4 continued with lessons after the trial period. 

Class Visit to The Oriental Museum

We are all looking forward to our forthcoming visit to The Oriental Museum in Durham to support and extend our topic work on Ancient Egypt. The class trip will be on Friday 8th November 2019.