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Year 4 Maths

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Autumn Term

In the autumn term Year 4 children will:

  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000

  • Find 1000 more or less than a given number

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones)

  • Order and compare number beyond 1000

  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including measures

  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000

  • Solve numbers and practical problems that involve all of the above and with the increasingly large positive numbers

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate

  • Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation

  • Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

  • Read Roman numerals to 100( i to c) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value

  • Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12

  • Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; multiplying together three numbers

  • Use place value, known and derived facts to divide mentally, including dividing by 1

  • Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations

  • Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

  • Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as 'n' objects are connected to 'm' objects

Spring Term

In the spring term Year 4 children will:

  • Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods including bar charts and time graphs

  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tabes and other graphs

  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions

  • Count up and down in hundredths

  • Recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object y one hundred and dividing tenths by ten

  • Solve problems involving increasing harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number

  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks

  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds, years to months; weeks to days

  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths and hundredths

  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 12, 3/4

  • 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

  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number

  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places 

  • Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places

  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

Summer Term

In the summer term Year 4 children will:

  • Convert between different units of measure - mass

  • Estimate, compare and calculate - mass

  • Convert between different units of measure - volume

  • Estimate, compare and calculate - volume

  • Convert between different units of measure

  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres

  • Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting square

  • Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles

  • Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size

  • Identify line of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations

  • Complete a simple symmetrical with respect to a specific line of symmetry, including beginning to explore shapes with 2 lines of symmetry

  • Describe positions in a 2D grid as co-ordinates in the first quadrant

  • Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down

  • Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)


In June each year, children in year 4 will be entered for the MTC.  The purpose of the check is to determine whether children can recall their times tables (up to 12 x 12) fluently and at speed as this skills is considered essential for success in mathematics.  

Find out more by reading the government's Information for Parents booklet.

Year 4 KIRFs

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