By the end of Year 4 most children should be able to:
Number and 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 (objects, money)

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.
Addition and 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 e.g 6 x 7 = 42, 42 ÷ 7 = 6

solve addition and subtraction twostep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Multiplication and 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 e.g. 1 and 6 are a factor pair of 6 since 1 x 6 = 6 and in any order in mental calculations i.e. swap numbers over and still get the same answer

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 Example: 3 × (2 + 4) = 3 × 2 + 3 × 4 integer

scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.
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

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

solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.
Fractions and 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 41, 21, 43

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.
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.
Position and 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.
Year 4