Year 4 maths – Your child needs to know:

Number and place value

  • Counting in steps of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000
  • Recognising place value of each digit in a four-digit number
  • Counting backwards through zero to include negative numbers
  • Rounding any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000


  • Adding and subtracting with numbers up to four digits using column addition and subtraction
  • Knowing multiplication facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12
  • Multiplying three-digit numbers by one-digit numbers

Fractions and decimals

  • Finding fractions of quantities (for example: 2/6 of 48)
  • Understanding equivalence between fractions and decimals
  • Dividing one-digit and two-digit numbers by 10 and 100
  • Rounding decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number


  • Converting between units of measurement
  • Working out the perimeter and area of shapes
  • Calculating with amounts of money
  • Telling and writing the time using the 12-hour and 24-hour clock
  • Solving problems involving converting between units of time


  • Classifying different types of triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Recognising acute and obtuse angles
  • Identifying lines of symmetry in 2D shapes
  • Plotting coordinates in the first quadrant
  • Translating shapes up/down and left/right


  • Interpreting and presenting data in bar charts and line graphs
  • Solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms and tables
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