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Times Tables

Times Tables Why learning times tables is important. Knowing times tables is very important for children for many reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that it saves time when calculating. If a child has to count up in fives and count on fingers to know how many lots have been counted (i.e. 5, 10, 15, […]

Year 4 Measurement

Year 4 Measurement Measurement is a subject that can be easily overlooked but is very important for developing real life skills. Within the National Curriculum measurement includes measuring length, mass, temperature and volume/capacity. But it also includes money and time. For several year groups we have separate categories for money and time as they are […]

Year 4 Short Division

Year 4 Short Division Probably one of the hardest aspects of maths that children meet in Year 4 is short division. Short division is an abridged version of long division, involving more mental arithmetic but less written work. The division calculation is started in the same way as long division, leaving space for the answer […]

New worksheets: Year 4 Number and Place Value

New worksheets: Year 4 Number and Place Value We have just published two sets of Year 4 maths worksheets which are proving to be very popular. The first looks at ordering football attendances with numbers beyond 1000, whilst the second looks at ordering the prices of holidays/cruises beyond 1000. Both these form a part of […]

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 […]