Year 4 Curriculum


Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this year.

Curriculum Overview 2023-24 Year 4

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National Curriculum Expectations for Reading, Writing and Maths can be found here. Links to other curriculum subjects can be found at the bottom of the page.


* Read books that are structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes.

* Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.

* Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding of words in context.

* Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.

* Make inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, using evidence from the text.

* Identify the main ideas from more than one paragraph and summarise these.

* Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.

* Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts.

* Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say.



¨ Organise paragraphs around a theme.

¨ In stories, create settings, characters and plot.

¨ Expand noun phrases by the addition of adjectives, nouns and prepositions (e.g. under, beside).

¨ Use fronted adverbials (e.g. When the sun came up; As fast as he could).

¨ Use of commas after fronted adverbials.

¨ Choose appropriate pronouns and nouns within sentences and paragraphs to avoid repetition.

¨ Use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.

¨ Use apostrophes to show possession.

¨ Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.

¨ Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting.


Maths—Number only

* Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.

* Find 1000 more or less than a given number.

* Count backwards, including negative numbers.

* Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (THTU, HTU, TU, and U).

* Read Roman numerals to 100 .

* Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using formal written methods.

* Recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.

* Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written method.

* Recognise and show using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.

* Count up and down in hundredths.

* Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

* Recognise & write decimal equivalents to 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 .

* Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.


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