Great news for all those with children in year 4! We have just published our latest assessment paper for Year 4 which is available for subscribers and all those on a trial. It is certainly a comprehensive test, with over 90 questions covering the latest National Curriculum targets and is ideal for seeing just how well your child is doing.
There is no need to complete the test in one go – we would suggest that several shorter periods of time would be better. We would also recommend talking to your child about how they are answering the questions as a great deal can be learnt about children’s mathematical thinking by doing this.
Below is a summary of the maths included in the test.
By the end of year 4 children will be expected to count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 and find 1 000 more or less than a given number. They will also be expected to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. Questions 1 to 6 cover various aspects of this. If your child finds these tricky then we have plenty of practice available.
Children will be taught to recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1 000. Roman numerals up to 100 are also introduced.
Formal written methods of addition and subtraction with up to 4 digits is introduced in year 4. This includes money and working out problems requiring the use of two steps or operations.
Learning multiplication tables forms a key part of year 4 work. By the end of the year children will be expected to recall multiplication facts (times tables) up to 12 x 12. They will also be expected to multiply larger numbers mentally and understand the effect of multiplying by 0 and 1.
Factors will also be taught, as well as problem solving using knowledge of multiplication.
Children will be expected to use the formal written layout to multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number. They will also be expected to recall division facts in a similar way to multiplication tables.
Recognising common equivalent fractions, counting in tenths and hundredths and adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator (bottom number) are all part of the year 4 programme of study. In particular watch out for the common error of adding the denominator when adding two fractions ( 1/3 + 1/3 is not 2/6). Children will also be expected to recognise and write decimal equivalents of tenths and hundredths.
By the end of year 4 children should be competent with rounding decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and solve simple money problems.
They will also be expected to convert between different units of measure e.g. kilometres to metres or millimetres to centimetres.
Children will be expected to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle and to count squares to find the area of rectilinear shapes. The 24 hour clock is introduced and children should be able to read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.
It is expected that children will be able to solve problems involving measurement.
Children should also be able to recognise and classify 2-D and 3-D shapes.
By the end of year 4 children will be expected to compare and order angles up to two right angles as well as describing positions using co-ordinates in the first quadrant.
Plenty here so why not take a look at our Year 4 assessment paper which is freely available.
Go to Year 4 Assessment paper