Lower Key Stage 2 Mathematics
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower Key Stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers.
By the end of Year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.
Year 4 Mathematics Guidance
The key focus of mathematics in Year 4 is to ensure your child is confident and increasingly fluent working with place value, developing their understanding of our number system using decimals, and with the four operations + – x ÷. They will calculate mentally and continue to develop efficient written methods, working accurately with up to four-digit whole numbers. They will add, subtract and find fractions of amounts. They will continue to develop their reasoning skills, explaining how they approached problems, analysing similarities and differences when working with shapes.
By the end of Year 4, your child should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table, demonstrating precision and fluency in their work.
Link to Year 4 programme of study (statutory requirements)