Year 4 New Curriculum

Maths Year 4 Objectives from the New Curriculum (Statutory)

Number & 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 four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones)  
order and compare numbers beyond 1000  
identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations  
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 & 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  
solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.  
Multiplication & 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 and commutativity in mental calculations  
multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout  
solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.  
Number: Fractions (including 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 non-unit 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 ¼, ½, ¾  
find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit 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.  
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  
Geometry – 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 2-D shapes presented in different orientations  
complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.  
Geometry – Position and Direction  
identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.  
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.