A new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content on this site may not reflect current Government policy.
All statutory guidance and legislation published on this site continues to reflect the current legal position unless indicated otherwise.
To view the new website, please visit http://www.education.gov.uk

Year 4 Block E – Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

The focuses of mathematics learning within this block are:

  • Equivalence of fractions
  • Mixed numbers
  • Fractions of shapes and quantities
  • Tables 10 × 10; multiples
  • Written methods: TU × U; TU ÷ U; rounding remainders
  • Solving one- and two-step word problems involving numbers, money or measures
  • Representing a problem
  • Interpreting the solution
  • Interpreting the language of ratio and proportion
  • Using a calculator
The objectives for the block are listed in the table – the right hand column indicates how the objectives might be addressed in the units
ObjectivesUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3
Represent a puzzle or problem using number sentences, statements or diagrams; use these to solve the problem; present and interpret the solution in the context of the problem tick tick tick
Derive and recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10, the corresponding division facts and multiples of numbers to 10 up to the tenth multiple  tick tick tick
Develop and use written methods to record, support and explain multiplication and division of two-digit numbers by a one-digit number, including division with remainders (e.g.15 × 9, 98 ÷ 6)     tick
Recognise the equivalence between decimal and fraction forms of one half, quarters, tenths and hundredths tick tick tick
Use diagrams to identify equivalent fractions (e.g. 6/8 and 3/4, or 70/100 and 7/10); interpret mixed numbers and position them on a number line (e.g. 31/2) tick tick tick
Identify pairs of fractions that total 1 tick tick  
Find fractions of numbers, quantities or shapes (e.g. 1/5 of 30 plums, 3/8 of a 6 by 4 rectangle) tick tick tick
Use the vocabulary of ratio and proportion to describe the relationship between two quantities (e.g. 'There are 2 red beads to every 3 blue beads, or 2 beads in every 5 beads are red'); estimate a proportion (e.g. 'About one quarter of the apples in the box are green')     tick