Year 4 Objectives

Year 4 Objectives Autumn 2:



Addition and Subtraction

  • Practice mental methods with increasingly large numbers
  • Add numbers up to 4 digits using formal written methods
  • Estimate answers to a calculation
  • Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding and reasoning on the operations and the methods used


  • Understand the place value of tenths
  • Recognize and write decimal equivalents to any number of tenths.
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • Compare umbers with the same number of decimal places
  • Solve simple measure problems involving decimals

Multiplication and Division

  • Recall square numbers up to 12 x 12
  • Recall multiplication and division facts for the 11 and 12 x table
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division facts and reason mathematically
  • Use written methods to calculate multiplying two-digit numbers by one-digit.



Convert between different units of measure

Estimate, compare and calculate different measures.


Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

Solve problems involving converting hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.


Model text:  Zelda Claw (Suspense story)

Focus: Use of subordinating conjunctions and adverbials.

Class book to be shared: The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo


Discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures

Organise paragraphs around a theme

Edit their writing by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements.  Furthermore, proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences

Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation

Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although

Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition

Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause

Using fronted adverbials and using commas to separate clauses


States of matter

Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.


  • I can use maps to locate the position of geographical features.
  • I can identify similarities and differences between cultures
  • I can create a model shelter using local and natural materials.
  • I can describe the changes in homes in my local area.
  • I can write a persuasive piece.
  • I can use art as a means of expression.
  • I can choose materials and techniques which are suitable for my task.
  • I can give reasons for particular events and changes.


Wiki sites and E-safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact;

Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content;

To use Wiki sites as a research tool;

To use Wiki sites effectively and responsibly to communicate ideas and findings.

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