National Curriculum

Year 4 Maths Plans

Hamilton's Y4 maths plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 4.

The Coverage Chart shows you where. The Medium Term Plan lists each week's teaching focus, activities, starter and National Curriculum outcomes cross-referenced to the Hamilton Assessment Plan. There are problem-solving investigations linked to each week’s teaching available in the left hand navigation bar. The Resource List provides a comprehensive list of physical resources suggested by the Hamilton plans. The Outcomes Sheet allows you to record quick day-to-day judgements about children's mastery of objectives in the back of their maths books. Answers to exercises appear at the end of each week's resources document.

We now provide Hamilton Year 4 maths plans as both weekly plans (below) and as flexible blocks. Not sure which to use? Find out more about the difference between blocks and plans

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Match Hamilton plans to blocks

Take a look at our Year 4 Flexible Maths Blocks which organises the National Curriculum content into mathematical category blocks. If these blocks are not suitable for you, then this chart will help you adapt Hamilton Weekly Maths Plans into Blocks. Please look at the document carefully - it is three pages not one! 

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Place value

Use place value to add or subtract to and from 4-digit numbers. Place 4-digit numbers on a line. Round 4-digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Count on and back in steps of 25 and 1000. Write Roman numerals to 100.

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Use written subtraction, expanded then compact decomposition to subtract pairs of 3 and 4-digit numbers. Use mental subtraction by counting up (Frog) to subtract pairs of 4-digit numbers. Choose a strategy to subtract pairs of 4-digit numbers depending on the numbers involved.

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Addition and subtraction

Written subtraction using decomposition to subtract any pair of four-digit numbers, including those needing 3 moves. Written addition using compact column addition to add any pair of 4-digit numbers. Add and subtract near multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 to or from 3- and 4-digit numbers using place value, Choose mental or written methods to add and subtract. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction. Includes bar model examples.

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Area, perimeter and co-ordinates

Find area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares. Find perimeter of rectilinear shapes in centimetres by counting. Calculate perimeter in centimetres and metres of rectangles. Use co-ordinates in the first quadrant and join to draw posited polygons.

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Fractions and decimals

Mark numbers with 1 decimal place on an Empty Number Line and round to the nearest whole. Know what each digit stands for in numbers with 2 decimal places. Multiply and divide by 10 and 100 to give tenths and hundredths. Know equivalent 0.1s and 1/10s, and 0.01s and 1/100s. Write place value related additions and subtractions for numbers with 2 decimal places.

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Fractions, decimals and length

Compare and order number with 2 decimal places. Place numbers with 2 decimal places on landmarked lines (marked in 0.1s). Add and subtract 0.1 or 0.01 to or from numbers with 2 decimal places. Count on or back in tenths and hundredths. Add or subtract multiples of 0.1 or 0.01. Solve simple measure problems using place value in lengths in metres with 2 decimal places.

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Multiplication and division

Find factors of numbers less than 50. Use factors to carry out mental multiplication. Find the product of 3 single-digit numbers using commutativity to help. Use times tables and place value for mental division of multiples of 10. Solve scaling problems (by whole number factors). Convert from centimetres to metres. Solve correspondence problems.

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Shape, symmetry and angles

Complete shapes with respect to a line of symmetry. Recognise and compare acute and obtuse angles and angles of 90 degrees. Compare and classify triangles and quadrilaterals, based on properties including types of angles.

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Time and graphs

Read the 24-hour clock converting times to am and pm, both digital and analogue formats. Find time intervals using 24-hour clock. Read, interpret, draw and describe a time graph. Convert between units of time.

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Fractions, decimals and division

Identify equivalent fractions, including decimals. Find non-unit fractions of amounts. Solve fraction word problems. Written division by chunking of two-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, answers less than 30. Includes bar model examples.

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Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Use the written ladder method to multiply 3-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, estimating answers first. Choose mental or written methods to solve addition, subtraction, division or multiplication word problems and calculations. Includes bar model examples.