The main focus in Year 4 maths mastery curriculum 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 will help children to develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large numbers.

They also need to develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value.

By the end of Year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 x table and related division facts. This is 'tested' through a Multiplication Table Check

This video has been created by the Department for Education and the NCETM. Although it is primarily for teachers and schools, we believe parents/carers will also find it helpful and informative in providing an overview to maths in Year 4. It summarises the most important knowledge and understanding children need to master in order to be ready for Year 5.

The following is a more detailed list of all the maths that is learnt in Year 4. This has been taken from the National Curriculum in England: Mathematics Programmes of Study for Pupils in Year 4 (updated 28th September 2021).

**Year 4 objectives that can be supported with our ****plavalmat® place value mats****, ****counters**** and ****base ten ****have been highlighted.**

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**We are in the process of creating a series of video tutorials that demonstrate how to use our plavalmat® resources with the White Rose Maths schemes of learning to help children to master these areas of the mathematics curriculum.**

If there is any mathematical terminology that you are unsure of, you may find the explanations on the Maths Vocabulary section of our website helpful.