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Get ready for Year 4

Free activities, book recommendations, and what to expect at school in Year 4

As your child moves into Year 4, they'll be encouraged to think independently and explore new topics. They will be formally tested on the times tables towards the end of the school year.

1. The year ahead: What to expect in Year 4

Our guide to what to expect in Year 4 as your child goes from strength to strength.

2. Essential activity & reference books for age 8–9

For more activity books and book recommendations, visit our Find a book page.

3. Activities

These free activities will help get young brains active as the school year begins. You'll find more activities and ideas on our Kids' activities for age 7–9 page.