10 Steps to Success - Year 4 - Maths

We’ve broken the year’s key learning into 10 skills. If children can master these in year 4, they will make a flying start to year 5. They won’t necessarily be mastered in order.

Skill 1

 Times-tables: Apply Times-Tables knowledge up to 12x12, including associated division facts (e.g. 7 x 8 = 56 so 70 x 8 = 560; 56 ÷ 8 = 7 so 560 ÷ 8 = 70). Complete a mixed Go Game in under 10 minutes.   








Skill 2

Addition: Apply number bonds and standard Column Addition methods to ThHTU, including decimals (tenths and hundredths) in and out of context (including money and measures).  








Skill 3

Subtraction: Apply number bonds and standard Column Subtraction to ThHTU including decimals (tenths and hundredths) in and out of context (including money and measures). 








Skill 4

Multiplication: Apply multiplication knowledge using the Grid Method and/or standard method up to HTUxU in and out of context (including money and measures, including area).    








Skill 5

Division: Apply written methods for division (including Bus Shelter method) up to HTU ÷ U, with and without remainders in and out of context (including money and measures).    








Skill 6

Fractions and Decimals: Calculate and compare unit and non-unit fractions of quantities e.g. finding ¾ of 32. Add fractions with the same denominator. Compare and order decimals to hundredths.    








Skill 7

Balance and inverses: Apply understanding of the mathematical symbols <, > and = in balance and missing number problems (e.g. 3 x __ = 10 + 5). Find largest and smallest possible solutions.    









Step 8

Checking answers: Check answers using written methods, using the inverse operation (e.g. 200 – 63 = 137 so 137 + 63 = 200), and mental methods (including estimating and approximating).    








Step 9

Shape and Space: Identify 2D shapes by their properties; name and order angles; plot shapes on grids using co-ordinates; mark lines of symmetry and reflect shapes.    









Step 10

Times and Measures: Tell the time using the 12 hour and 24 hour clock; understand and convert units of time and length. Calculate simple durations by counting forward and back.