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Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Writing non-negotiables 


Punctuation Grammar/text Spelling


Punctuate speech mostly correctly, (e.g.
‘something on the line, 66, capital letter,
blah, something on the line, 99. New line).
Use commas after fronted adverbials mostly
Begin to use apostrophes to mark plural
Sentences are written in Standard
English mostly correctly (e.g. we were,
I was).
Uses noun phrases and prepositional
phrases mostly correctly.
Uses fronted adverbials mostly
Can spell 80%
Year 4 word list
Handwriting is joined and legible


Year 4 Maths non-negotiables


Number & place value

Round to the nearest 10,100,1000.

Come back into negative numbers.

Know Roman numerals to 100.


Addition & subtraction

Use column addition and subtraction

thousands, hundreds, tens and ones

Multiplication & division

Instant recall of times tables to 12 x 12

Use column method of multiplication: hundreds, tens, ones

Use short division of 3 digit by 1 digit


Know common equivalent fractions

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator beyond a whole

Decimals - divide a 1 digit number by 10 & 100.

Round tenths to a whole number


Rapid recall of conversions between :

km - m - cm - mm, kg - g

l - ml

hour- minute - second,

year - month - weeks - days (including how many days in each month and leap years) 

12 hour and 24 hour clock


Trapezium, kite, parallelogram, rhombus, isosceles triangle, scalene triangle, equilateral triangle. 

Identify acute and obtuse angles

Position & direction

Describe positions on a coordinate grid in the first quadrant 


Year 4 Reading non-negotiables

- Declare and justify personal preferences for writers and types of overall text

- Offer personal opinion on characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, justifying with evidence

- Show clear understanding of texts read and be able to locate information from different parts of a text

- Clearly summarise the main ideas within specific chapters and paragraphs

- Identify simple themes within similar texts

- Make reasonable predictions from details implied or deduced from the text

- Comment on specific aspects of text structure and presentation features

- Retrieve and record information from fiction and non-fiction