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]]>The second half of the Spring term in Year 4 is dominated by decimals, with several key targets to be met, and we are pleased to add 15 sets of worksheets to our maths mastery resources, including several brand new sets.

Beginning with recognising tenths, before moving on to writing tenths as decimals, we also have some great pages on putting decimals in order. Once understanding of tenths has been mastered children can move on to working with hundredths. Again, a key part of this is recognizing and writing decimal equivalents of hundredths.

Our final block for Maths Mastery in the Spring Term is a week’s consolidation. With Easter coming up we have 5 great activities:

• Finding the weight of fractions of a bar of chocolate

• Selling tenths of chocolate cakes at the Easter fair

• Some very fishy number questions requiring excellent detective skills

• Reasoning about numbers

• Explain why and how problems have been solved.

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]]>We continue to develop our Year 4 maths activities related to number and place value with three new games on finding 1,000 more or less than a number. It has quite surprised us as to how popular these on-screen activities have been, in some cases surpassing the number of hits made on worksheet pages. We look forward to producing more in the near future.

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]]>In Year 4 a great emphasis is placed on understanding decimals as is shown in the Maths Mastery programmes which give up to 5 solid weeks on just decimals. To help children really get to grips with this we will be increasing our already extensive range of resources over the next few months and begin this week with new sets of worksheets on:

• writing tenths

• writing tenths and hundredths as decimals

• using number lines to count in tenths

These pages include the use of number lines and place value charts to help children understand the relationship between decimals and fractions.

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]]>Our new Maths Mastery resources for Year 4 provide great support for all children who are following such a programme. This is the term where Year 4 children really get to grips with multiplication and division, including knowing multiplication facts for the 11x and 12x tables. However, the main focus will be on using the formal written methods of multiplication and division. With multiplication this will be multiplying 2-digit numbers by a 1-digit number and 3-digit numbers by a single digit. Whilst we have included an excellent selection of pages much more can be found in our main Year 4 Multiplication category.

Learning the short division method can be tricky for children, especially if they are not confident with times tables knowledge. Again, plenty of practice is needed and we would recommend looking at the Year 4 Division category as well as the Maths Mastery pages.

Children are taught area for the first time this term, and it is important that they understand that area is the amount of space taken up by a 2D shape or surface. At first area is found by counting squares but later multiplication can be used to find the area of rectangles.

At the end of the half term leading into the second half term is a 4 week programme on fractions. This is certainly a big chunk of work and includes:

• understanding equivalent fractions

• understanding improper fractions and mixed numbers

• counting and sequencing fractions

• adding fractions

• subtracting fractions

• finding fractions of quantities

We have a great selection of pages to choose from covering all of the above and by the end of the block children will be confident and happy with understanding and calculating fractions.

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]]>In the latest national curriculum there is a great emphasis on fractions and our Year 4 category reflects this, with an excellent range of resources. New this week we have further worksheets on:

• Understanding fractions and equivalence between fractions

• Understanding improper fractions and converting to mixed numbers

• Continuing sequences of fractions, including mixed numbers

• Using bar models to help understand addition and subtraction of decimals

• Calculating quantities of fractions

Traditionally fractions has proved to be tricky topic for children to understand, but with plenty of practical work and using images, bar models etc there is no reason why children cannot become confident with understanding and using fractions.

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]]>New on-screen activities to help children count quickly and accurately in multiples of 6, 7 and 9 have just been published. These might seem easy but when using numbers in the thousands and crossing the hundreds boundary they can be tricky.

The great thing about these activities is that they give unlimited practice, they have instant on-screen rewards and children can see the progress they are making with optional printouts of results.

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]]>5 great new sets of money worksheets are now available for Year 4, including finding and matching amounts written in different ways (eg 308p and £3.08) and finding the total cost of several items.

It is in Year 4 that children are first expected to write pounds and pence using the correct decimal notation. For example, three pounds and five pence is written as £3.05. It must be emphasised that the amount shown above is pounds and that the pence sign is not needed, so £3.05p would be incorrect, although this is often seen on prices in the real world.

Children will be asked to solve simple word problems involving money, although they are not expected to use the formal written method to add decimals until Year 5.

We have an excellent collection of resources for money, which can be found in the Year 4 Measuring category.

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]]>Our next block of resources for the Year 4 Maths Mastery Programme cover length and perimeter. Whilst only a week is spent on this, two key objectives need to be met. Firstly, to measure and then calculate the perimeter of rectangular shapes or shapes made from a number of rectangles. The second is to convert between different metric units of length, such as kilometres to metres.

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The majority of the second half of the term will be taken up with multiplication and division. The 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x tables need to be learned off by heart and we have plenty of resources to help with this. Don’t forget all our on-screen activities for learning tables are also available and we have included some great one-minute challenges in the Maths Mastery programme, but many more are available in the Year 4 Maths Games category.

Written methods of multiplication and division will be part of next term’s mastery resources.

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The final week of the term is for consolidation and we have some great reasoning and problem solving activities to consolidate the work done this term. Well worth a look.

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]]>Suitable for PCs, Macs, tablets and iPhones, our latest on-screen activities focus on mental arithmetic skills for Year 4. Starting with unlimited practice of 2-digit addition we move onto adding multiples of 100 and making a total of 10,000. Where appropriate we use bar models and number lines to help children. The activities are not too long; a maximum of ten questions which are marked on the screen and printed results pages are also available. This makes them ideal for both practice and assessment. For those who have really mastered addition we have our timed one minute challenges with certificates for good scores.

These activities are ideal for children who are still uncertain with mental addition of larger numbers. They each focus on just one skill, can be repeated as often as needed and show exactly what needs further practice. Why not have a go yourself?

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]]>A fantastic selection of worksheets has just been published for Year 4 covering:

• Finding the value of digits in numbers up to 4-digits

• Rounding to the nearest 10, including using Roman numerals

• Rounding to the nearest 100

• Ordering numbers

• Counting in thousands, hundreds, tens and ones

• Roman numerals up to 100

These are all bang up-to-date and many are ideal for the maths mastery programme (more on this below). My favourites are the ordering numbers worksheets using data from the lists of famous events and the birthdates of famous people.

We have also reorganised our Year 4 Number resources into sub-categories which we are sure will make it much easier to find the exact pages that you want. These sub-categories follow the strands of the National Curriculum.

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Maths Mastery Support Materials

Exciting news if you are a teacher in Year 4 looking for material to support the maths mastery programme in your school.

Great news for parents with children in Year 4 who are being taught using the maths mastery programme and are not sure how best to help.

Beginning with the Autumn Term Blocks 1, 2 and 3, we have selected sets of worksheets from our extensive range which are ideal for use with a typical maths mastery programme.

Block 1 has resources for Number and Place Value including rounding numbers, counting on and back in 25s and 1 000s, ordering and comparing numbers up to thousands, negative numbers and Roman numerals. This is a 4 week block and there is plenty to pack in.

Block 2 has resources for Addition and Subtraction. Children will be expected to add and subtract two 4-digit numbers, including using the formal written method. Estimating answers and word problems are also important.

This should take most schools through to half term but we have also included resources for Block 3: Measuring Length and Perimeter. This includes calculating the perimeter of rectilinear figures, including squares. Converting between different units such as kilometres to metres is another aspect of this block of work.

Keep an eye out for the rest of the term’s resources which will be ready in a few weeks’ time.

Our resources have been designed to work alongside the mastery planning, providing extra resources and support. They are not a scheme of work in themselves. Each term is divided into blocks of work so that children concentrate on one block of content for a considerable length of time until a secure understanding has been achieved.

For a teacher these are also superb resources to use with the children in your class who need a little extra help.

For a parent, we recommend doing the pages more or less in the order they appear, one page from each set. If this is completed well, with no problems, there is no reason to do more, unless, of course, your child really wants to.

If difficulties occur, we recommend trying at least one or two more out of the set, and there will be other similar sets that can also be used, taken from our main categories.

We cannot guarantee that the order we progress through the term will be the same as that of a particular school, but we are following similar blocks of work as used in many schools across the country.

Also, please note that these are support materials and cannot replace the work done in school through mastery programmes, mathshubs etc. For parents we feel one page a day, for 5 days a week, is ample without overloading your child.

Of course, if you are not following a maths mastery programme these are still great resources for your children.

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