Fourth Grade Syllabus



The goal of fourth grade is to prepare your child for the End-of-Grade test and for the transition to fifth grade. This goal will be met through the core subjects of reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

North Carolinaadopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts. The Essential Standards includes the standards for the newly adopted curriculum in the following areas: English as a Second Language, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Arts Education and Healthful Living.

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Writing skills will be addressed throughout the school year. Students will keep a writing portfolio at school as required by WCPS. Examples and scores will be maintained in the portfolio.




Many activities are scheduled throughout the school year for fourth grade students. At least one field trip, if not more, will be taken. A planned county wide trip to Charles B. Aycock’s birthplace takes place in the spring. During this trip students learn about life on a late 19thcentury working farm.


Grade Requirements


Fourth grade will utilize the WCPS grading system as follows: 93-100 A, 85-92 B, 77-84 C, 70-76 D. Teachers will communicate to students when assignments are due, to be taken for a grade, and will prepare them in advance for assessments. Progress reports will be sent home every three weeks. Students that are having difficulties will be given multiple opportunities to be successful.

Parents may also check the child’s progress through the Parent Assistant Module of NC Wise. 

Parent Conferences


Fourth grade teachers will be available for scheduled conferences as needed. These times may be in the mornings, the afternoons, or at other times during the school day. Contact your child’s teacher for a time that is convenient for both of you. 919-658-7330


Test Taking Information


Fourth grade students will be assessed in reading, math, and science each nine weeks. Teachers will administer a benchmark test that has been created by WCPS. In May, students will take the End-of-Grade standardized test in reading and math. Science and social studies will also be assessed after the regular EOG.



A Personalized Education Plan (PEP) is developed to meet the needs of students that are not performing at grade level or are at risk of failure. Teachers will send home notices when it is time to meet with you concerning your child’sPEP.