Year 4 Mathematics
Curriculum Overview
The mathematics curriculum in Year 4 extends to teaching competent use of numbers to 10,000. Formal calculations are introduced for all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.) By the end of Year 4 children will be able to add and subtract 4 digit numbers, divide 4 digit numbers by one digit numbers and multiply four digit numbers by one digit numbers. The Year 4 curriculum introduces the concept of rounding numbers and also is the first time that children will come across a negative number scale.
In Year 4, children will learn their final multiplication tables (11, 9, 7 and 12) and by the end of the year will be expected to be able to recall, quickly by heart, all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. There will be an assessment of this knowledge near the end of the year which is completed on electronic tablets. Within this assessment – the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) – there are 25 multiplication table questions, asked from any of the 12 tables. Children are expected to answer each question within 6 seconds. Information from these assessments is reported to parents and the DFE and is used to identify children who have not yet secured and retained sufficient multiplication tables knowledge.
Below are the National Curriculum objectives which are covered in Year 4.
Year 4 Statutory Requirements

NUMBER – NUMBER & PLACE VALUE
 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 fourdigit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones)
 Order and compare numbers beyond 1000
 Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
 Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
 Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers
 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.

NUMBER – ADDITION & SUBTRACTION
 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 twostep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

NUMBER – MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION
 Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
 Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers
 Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
 Multiply twodigit and threedigit numbers by a onedigit 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.

NUMBER – FRACTIONS (including decimals)
 Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
 Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
 Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including nonunit fractions where the answer is a whole number
 Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
 Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths
 Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, ¾
 Find the effect of dividing a one or twodigit 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.

MEASUREMENT
 Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]
 Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
 Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
 Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

GEOMETRY – PROPERTIES OF SHAPES
 Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles,based on their properties and sizes
 Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
 Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations
 Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.

GEOMETRY – POSITION & DIRECTION
 Describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates 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.

STATISTICS
 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, tables and other graphs.

White Rose
As an academy we structure the delivery of the national curriculum in the order set out by the White Rose and we use a great many of their resources such as the ‘small steps’ to support this delivery. The timetable shows the order in which units of work are taught. Please click here.
Marvellous Multiplications
The Marvellous Multiplication system is a structured system that we use at Sneyd Academy to support children in learning multiplication tables by heart. The system uses a variety of active teaching techniques alongside regular opportunities to rehearse multiplication tables so children become familiar with all multiplication and division facts for each multiplication table. By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know the multiplication and division facts for the 10, 5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables by heart.
Marvellous Multiplications are tested each week within Big Maths sessions. Examples of tests are below. Children are given 60 seconds to complete each test.