Year 4 Maths

In the autumn term we focus on place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measure.  This includes learning about counting backwards through zero to include negative numbers, recognising the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones), ordering and comparing numbers beyond 1000.  The children will also learn about rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.  They will develop and refine their written methods for all four operations, and will use them to solve problems.  Children will also continue to learn their times tables and will learn about factors.  When learning about measure, they will focus on learning out area and perimeter.


In the spring term we focus on fractions, decimals, time and money.  When learning about fractions, children will develop their understanding of equivalent fractions and decimals, and will add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.  They will find fractions of numbers and use this to solve problems.  When learning about decimals, children will develop their understanding of tenths and hundredths, and will understand the effect of dividing a number by 10 or 100.  They will round numbers with one decimal place to the nearest whole number, and will compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.  Children will use their knowledge of fractions and decimals to solve problems involving money.  Children will convert units of time, and also convert time from analogue to digital time using 12 hour and 24 hour time.  Children will continue to practise their times tables regularly.


In the summer term the children focus largely on shape and measure, using their learning about calculations, fractions and decimals to support their problem solving.  The children will learn to convert between different units of measure, develop their understanding of angles by identifying acute and obtuse angles, and develop their recall of the properties of 2D shapes.  They will learn about a wider range of triangles and quadrilaterals, and develop their understanding of symmetry.  The children will describe movements as translations and will use a range of graphs to present and interpret discrete and continuous data.  Children will consolidate their learning of all times tables up to 12 x 12.