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MATHS in Year 4

SUMMER 2Capture.JPGDuring this half term, we will be focussing on the following areas; Money, Time, Shape, Statistics and Position & Direction.


In this unit, children will explore the use of pounds and pence notation and develop the understanding that the digits following the decimal point represent part of a pound. They will link to their earlier learning that £1 = 100p and 1 whole = 100 hundredths.


During this unit, children recap the relationships between a year, a month, a week and a day from Year 3. They will explore how a year can be represented on a calendar, which shows the number of days in each month. Children will use multiplicative reasoning and related number facts to convert and compare the different units of time. By the end of this step, they will recognise how often a leap year occurs and be able to calculate future leap years. They will recognise that there are approximately 4 weeks in a month, although most months are slightly longer than this.


Children will begin by recapping full, half and quarter turns. They will discuss the significance of clockwise and anticlockwise in this context, using the hands of a clock to demonstrate if needed. Children will explore different turns from different starting points, including using compass directions and they will then work out the turn after being given a start and end position. Children will also consider what a pictorial representation of an angle looks like and how this relates to turns.


In this unit, children will be given the opportunity to explore which scale will be the most appropriate when drawing their own bar charts and which key will be the most appropriate for a pictogram. They will be gathering their own data and then present it as a bar chart or pictogram. Further questioning about the data will  be explored, so that children can demonstrate their ability to interpret the data as well as draw charts.

Position & Direction

In this last unit, children are introduced to coordinate grids and will begin to describe the positions of points on a grid. Once confident with giving coordinates of points, children will then begin to explore finding the coordinates of the vertices of shapes.

KS2 Maths - BBC Bitesize