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Year 4 Mental Multiplication

Whilst learning multiplication tables is a key part of work in Year 4 there is much more to do to reach all the National Curriculum targets, one of which is:to use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally.This simply means children should use their skills and the facts they know to […]

Year 4 Division Activities

An excellent way to see how well children have learned and understood multiplication tables is to try answering division questions. If knowledge of multiplication tables is firmly established then a question such as 48 divided by 6 will be answered very quickly.We have just added an excellent selection of division activities to our Year 4 […]

Year 4 Subtraction Activities

It’s great to have a change from working on paper and our maths activities provide just the thing – unlimited practice of key mental maths skills. This week we have highlighted Year 4 Subtraction and published 16 new, highly focussed activities in our maths games section. Ranging from subtracting multiples of 100 with bar models […]

Year 4 Multiplication

There is one very simple target for children in Year 4 which will dominate much of the work carried out during the year. It is simply:4C6a Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.So, what does this mean? Quite simply, if asked a question such as what is 6 times […]

Year 4 Finding Fractions

Understanding fractions is a topic that requires a lot of practice and it is well worth going over concepts many times to make sure that children understand them. In Year 4 children need to explore fractions of shapes and quantities and through this, the meaning of the numerator and denominator. A great way to do […]

Year 4 Multiplication

Year 4 is a big year for understanding both times tables and written multiplication. Our latest pages use bar models to help visualise multiplication and images to help with understanding multiplication by 11 and 12. We have an extensive range of multiplication pages and don’t forget that we also have unlimited practice for the MTC […]

Year 4 Measurement Puzzles

Just published – a set of interesting little puzzles for children in Year 4 to solve. A grid of measurements is shown where each line across and down adds up to the same distance. A part of the grid is missing and all that needs to be done is find the missing measurements. All sounds […]

Year 4 Addition and Subtraction

If children are to become really confident with the basic skills of addition and subtraction it is important to spend a good amount time on practising them. In Year 4 children start to use written methods to add and subtract larger numbers in the thousands, but this depends on a sound understanding of mental methods, […]

Year 4 Partitioning and Place Value

Part-whole models are used to help children to see the relationship between a number and its component parts.For example: 37 can be made up of 30 and 7It can also be made up in other ways, such as 27 and 10 or 20 and 17. The key to working successfully with larger numbers is to […]

Year 4 Maths Mastery for Summer Term

Year 4 Maths Mastery for Summer TermThe support materials for the second half of the summer term for Maths Mastery in Year 4 are now available, completing the year’s work. The topics are:• Geometry: properties of shapesRecognising acute and obtuse angles, comparing the size of angles and classifying 4-sided shapes are all part the year […]