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Assessment in Year 4

Year 4 Reading

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Applies knowledge of all root words, prefixes and suffixes as listed in English Appendix 1 to reading independently
  • Reads all exception words in Appendix 1
  • Uses first 3 letters to check the meaning of words in a dictionary
  • Predicts with some accuracy what might happen from details stated and implied during reading
  • Identifies main ideas drawn from across the text and summarises these succintly
  • Retrieves and records information from non-fiction, making relevant notes
  • Listens to and discusses a wide range of fiction,poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books
  • Asks questions to improve understanding of reading and to clarify meaning
  • Draws inferences such as inferring characters' motives from their actions and justifies with evidence from the text
  • Identifies themes in a wide range of books, fiction and non-fiction

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Reads aloud texts written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy, fluency and expression
  • Uses the grammar terms in Appendix 2 when discussing reading
  • Discusses language use, including new vocabulary, to support the understanding of meaning and comprehension
  • Reads silently and then discusses what they have read
  • In non-fiction knows what information to look for before beginning to read
  • Prepares poems and play scripts for performance
  • Recognises the typical conventions of different types of writing such as the greeting in letters, a diary written in the first person or devices such as numbering and headings in non-fiction
  • Demonstrates strategies when selecting books for themselves, including trying new authors

 

Year 4 Writing

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Spells the words in the Year 3/4 word list and the word patterns in Appendix 1 (p59)
  • Uses inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech correctly
  • Places the apostrophe correctly in words with regular and irregular plurals
  • Chooses an appropriate pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition
  • Selects fronted adverbials appropriately and marks these consistently with a comma
  • Uses more frequent subordinate clauses to support more formal writing
  • Organises paragraphs around a theme or topic and makes logical links between these
  • In narratives, develops settings, characters and plot with some imaginative detail
  • Proof-reads for spelling as well as punctuation errors and makes corrections
  • Writes dictated sentences accurately that include spelling and punctuation taught so far

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Uses neat joined-up writing throughout all independent writing
  • Spells correctly words with prefixes: super-, anti-, auto- , inter-; suffixes: -ation, -ous
  • Uses the grammar terminology for year 4 set out in Appendix 2 (p77) when discussing writing
  • Recognises some of the differences between standard English and non-standard English when writing
  • Writes for a range of real purposes and audiences as part of the work across the curriculum using the key features of the genre
  • Understands processes for writing in order to enhance the effectiveness of what is written:  planning and editing to check the meaning is clear, including doing so as writing develops

 

Year 4 Mathematics

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Counts in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000
  • Counts backwards through zero to include negative numbers
  • Orders and compares numbers beyond 1,000
  • Rounds any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000
  • Solves addition and subtraction two-step problems in context, deciding which operations to use and why
  • Recalls multiplication and division facts multiplication tables 12 x 12
  • Recognises and shows, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
  • Counts up and down in hundredths
  • Recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by 100 and dividing tenths by 10
  • Rounds decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • Solves simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places
  • Converts between different units of measure e.g. kilometre to metre, hour to minute
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks
  • Compare and classifies geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
  • Identify lines of symmetry in 2 dimensional shapes presented in different orientations
  • Plot specified points and draws sides to complete a given polygon
  • Solves comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones)
  • Add numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition where appropriate
  • Subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar subtraction where appropriate
  • Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together with 3 numbers
  • Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number, using formal written layout
  • Divide two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number, using formal written layout
  • Recognises and write decimal equivalents of any numbers of tenths or hundredths
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2 and ¾
  • Find the effect of dividing a one or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
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