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Year 4 Reasoning and Problem Solving

Year 4 Reasoning and Problem Solving One of the key issues in primary maths at the moment is how to develop children’s reasoning and problem solving skills. In the classroom children are being asked more and more to solve mathematical problems and to explain the reasoning behind their choice of method. Explanations can be oral […]

Year 4 Assessment paper

Year 4 Assessment paper 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 […]

Year 4 Weekly Programme

Year  4 Weekly Programme The last half term’s weekly programme for Year 4 is here!  Week 31 takes another look at the 12x table to divide, solving multi-step problems, using the formal written method of subtraction, reading scales and mental arithmetic. Extending number sequences, written addition, division, co-ordinates and Roman numerals are all part of […]

Year 4 Weekly Programme

Year  4 Weekly Programme The summer term has arrived and there is certainly plenty to think about with SAT tests, sports days etc. all to fit in. The good news is that our weekly programme for Year 4 is progressing well, with the latest six weeks having just been released. Week 25 takes a look […]

Year 4 division updates

Year 4 division updates Of the four rules, division certainly seems to be the hardest to master for most children and they need plenty of practice. Year 4 is a key time for learning about division, with the emphasis on mental division, developing written methods and solving word problems. We have just updated our Year […]

Year 4 weekly programme

Year 4 weekly programme Good news! The next set of 6 weekly programmes are now available for Year 4. There’s plenty to look forward to this half term with a really mixed selection of activities. Week 19 takes a look at counting in steps of 25, using negative numbers, solving word problems by multiplying by […]

Year 4 Weekly Programme Spring Term

Year 4 Weekly Programme Spring Term We are continuing with our weekly programme for Year 4 with the next half term’s resources having just been published. Six weeks of mixed activities, covering a wide range of maths, although calculating is the main priority. Week 13 looks at counting on and back in steps of 6, […]

Year 4 Intelligent practice

Year 4 Intelligent practice Intelligent practice is a feature of mathematics which is growing in popularity. A key aspect of this is to provide activities and questions so that, rather than just reproducing one mechanical process children are encouraged to think about the relationships between numbers. With each of these sets of six questions knowing […]

Year 4 four rules

Year 4 four rules mental maths A brand new category in Year 4, looking at a mixture of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, all on the same page. Two of the sets are for mental arithmetic and two of the sets are for formal written methods of calculating. The latter are displayed in the correct […]

Year 4 Geometry

Year 4 Geometry. The new geometry curriculum will certainly challenge children in Year 4. An important part of this is classifying 2-D and 3-D shapes and children will need to be aware that groups of shapes are often subsets of other shapes. For example, squares are part of the group of rectangles, rectangles are part […]