What should my child be learning at school?

[wptab name=’Year 4 Learning’]

In Year 4, your child will be learning to add and subtract numbers with up to four digits using column addition and subtraction. They will continue to learn their times tables, so that by the end of the year they are confident in all of them up to the 12 times table. This will then help them in moving onto multiplying three-digit numbers by a one-digit number.

Year 4 children will solve problems involving fractions and be introduced to decimals. They will need to find the perimeter and area of shapes, convert between units of measurement and convert between the 12-hour and 24-hour clock. Children will do further work on angles and co-ordinates. They will also need to interpret and present data in bar charts and line graphs.


[wptab name=’Year 5 Learning’]

Number and place value

  • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000
  • Counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative numbers
  • Rounding any number up to one million to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000


  • Adding and subtracting with numbers up to four digits using column addition and subtraction
  • Identifying factors and multiples of different numbers
  • Identifying prime numbers
  • Multiplying four-digit numbers with two-digit numbers using long multiplication
  • Dividing four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers using short division
  • Multiplying whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Recognising and using square numbers and cube numbers
  • Solving problems involving all four operations

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • Converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number
  • Multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  • Rounding decimals with two places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  • Comparing numbers with up to three decimal places
  • Beginning to understand percentages
  • Knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5 and 4/5


  • Converting between units of measurement
  • Working out the perimeter and area of shapes (including irregular shapes)
  • Solving problems involving money and measures
  • Solving problems involving converting between units of time
  • Drawing and measuring angles
  • Finding angles around a point, on a straight line and within a right angle
  • Solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
  • Completing and interpreting information in tables, including timetables