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Year 4 Maths Expectations


By the end of Year 4, your child should:

  • Count backwards through zero, including negative numbers
  • Recognise place value in four-digit numbers
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Know tables up to 12 × 12
  • Use place value and number facts to carry out mental calculations
  • Use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • Use short multiplication method
  • Recognise and use hundredths
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½ and ¾
  • Divide one- or two-digit numbers by 10 and 100, using tenths and hundredths
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • Compare numbers up to two decimal places
  • Convert between different units of metric measurement, including money
  • Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
  • Solve problems converting units of time
  • Compare and classify shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles
  • Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry
  • Describe positions on a 2-D grid using co-ordinates
  • Describe translations using a given unit to the left/right and up/down
  • Interpret and present discrete and continuous data on appropriate graphs