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Maths in Year 4

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Maths in Year 4

Age 8-9

Year 4 is the second year of Key Stage 2* and is usually the second year of Junior School. The children are now usually taught sitting at tables where they listen to the teacher and get to practice the concepts taught on their own or in pairs. The tables are sometimes'setted' to include children of similar ability.

Most children have a good understanding of place value and they begin to make connections in mathematics, understand and use the inverse relationships between the operations and derive and recall a wide range of number facts. They are becoming more secure in using mental and informal written methods of calculation for all four operations.

What are the Learning Goals for Year 4?

Below are listed some of the learning objectives for Year 4, which are taken from the National Strategies Primary Framework part of the current National Curriculum. These learning objectives may change when a new curriculum comes into place in September 2013.

Most Pupils in Year 4 should be able to do these by the end of school year:
  • Know the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables by heart, e.g. know facts like 7 x 5 and 36/4.
  • Round numbers like 672 to the nearest 10 or 100.
  • Work out that a simple fraction like 2/6 is equivalent to 1/3.
  • Work out sums like 234 + 479 or 791-223 using pencil and paper and writing them in columns.
  • Multiply numbers like 38 by 10 or by 100, and divide numbers like 4200 by 10 or by 100.
  • Multiply and divide numbers up to 100 by 2, 3, 4 or 5, and find remainders, e.g. 36 x 3, 87 / 4.
  • Change pounds to pence and centimetres to metres, and vice versa, e.g. work out that 3.45 is the same as 345p, and that 3.5 metres is the same as 350 centimetres.
  • Tell the time to the nearest minute and use a simple timetable.
  • Pick out shapes with similar features, e.g. shapes with sides the same length, or with right angles, or symmetrical shapes.
  • Use +, -, x, /to solve problems and decide whether it is best to calculate in their head or on paper.
  • Know that angles are measured in degrees and that one whole turn is 360 , compare and order angles less than 180
  • Answer a question by identifying what data to collect; organise, present, analyse and interpret the data in tables, diagrams,
  • Choose and use standard metric units and their abbreviations when estimating, measuring and recording length, weight and capacity; know the meaning of 'kilo', 'centi' and 'milli' and, where appropriate, use decimal notation to record measurements (e.g 1.3m or 0.6 kg)
The information on this page has been taken from the The National Strategies Primary Framework. It has been archived but is available for still available for viewing at National Strategies Archive.
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Supporting your Child at Home- Year 4 Mathematics >>

A pdf leaflet from Leicesteshire Grid for Learning explaining learning objectives and how to help your child with maths at home.

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