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Maths is big part of Year 4 and will be taught for an hour each day. The focus for maths lessons will be fluency – learning and practicing new skills, reasoning and problem solving – applying the skills to solve real life situations and problems. We will start by looking at number and place value and move to addition and subtraction, working with money and then develop our multiplication and division knowledge.


Children in year 4 are expected to know the multiplication facts up to and including

12 x12 and the related division facts. It is important that they know the facts off by heart as this will help them with more complex mental calculations.


From September, children will practise the following basic number and counting skills. They need to know them by heart and be able to apply them to their maths work.  Children need to practise these facts at home to reinforce learning from school to help them become fluent.


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

  • Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

  • Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000

  • Know all multiplication facts to 12x12

  • Count up and down in 1/5, 1/100’s

  • Know factor pairs for known multiplication facts.

  • Pairs of fractions that total 1 (with the same denominator)

  • Decimal compliments to 1 (1 dp, for example, 0.3 + 0.7)

  • Fraction/decimal equivalents of one half, quarters, tenths and hundredths (eg 0.3 = 3/10, 3/100 = 0.03).

  • Revise doubles of multiples of 10 and 100 and corresponding halves.

Know what number must be added to any 3 digit number to make the next multiple of 10 0( eg, 345 + 55 = 400)

Below are the national curriculum objectives we will be covering this year. Our focus for Autumn term 1 will be Number and Place value and Addition and Subtraction.




National Curriculum objectives

White Rose small steps

Place Value

Roman numerals to 100
Round to the nearest 10
Round to the nearest 100
Count in 1,000s
1,000s, 100s, 10s and 1s
Number line to 10,000
1,000 more or less
Compare numbers
Order numbers
Round to the nearest 1,000
Count in 25s
Negative numbers

Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s
Add two 4-digit numbers – no exchange
Add two 4-digit numbers – one exchange
Add two 4-digit numbers – more than one exchange
Subtract two 4-digit numbers – no exchange
Subtract two 4-digit numbers – one exchange
Subtract two 4-digit numbers – more than one exchange
Efficient subtraction
Estimate answers
Checking strategies

Multiplication and division


Fractions and Decimals




Geometry - Properties of Shape


Geometry – Position and direction