Year 4

Children in year 4 in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of  Maths, English, Science, History and Geography. They will be learning physical skills through competitive sport and swimming. Their computer skills will be progressing and they are capable of making their own decisions.


As pupils mature they do become more independent but some still do like reinforcement from adults at home. Such help can be very useful when new topics are introduced - it may be just you showing an interest is all that is required to encourage them to perform to the best of their ability. By the end of the year, they should be confident in tables up to 12. They will be able to add and subtract numbers with up to four digits using column addition and subtraction as well as starting to multiply 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Decimals, area, angles and coordinates all form part of the curriculum as well as continuing to learn to present data graphically.

Below are some suggestions of papers which will help prepare your child for future examinations. There are many more papers on the site which will reinforce and extend mathematical experiences.


Fun maths for year 4
Lesson plan for Year 4 maths polygons
Maths fun for year 4
Mental maths for Year 4 paper 2
Maths optional-type Year 4
Maths revision for Year 4
Maths thinking for Year 4
Measurement word problems for Year 4
Mental maths for Year 4
Mental maths for Year 4 a
Revision & guidance Year 4 optional maths
Thoughts on maths for Year 4
Time word problems for Year 4
Word problems for Year 4
Year 4 maths revision and test
Mental arithmetic for Year 4 no 1
Mental arithmetic for Year 4 no 2
Multiplication for Year 4
Roman numerals for Year 4
Division questions for Year 4


As pupils progress through Key Stage 2 they are preparing for future examinations. Teaching will be aimed at ensuring they have a complete understanding of all grammar points, are competent at spelling and understand the meaning of words. It helps if you can encourage your child to read and increase their written vocabulary by using adverbs and adjectives. Pupils will build on the work done in Year 3, developing their use of paragraphs and becoming more confident in including dialogue in their writing, including the correct use of speech marks. Some of the papers below are designed to help with this but also look at the grammar page for guidance..

Treasure in the house Y4 comprehension
Lesson plan on Roald Dahl story for Year 4
Spelling passage Year 4 - 1
Spelling passages for Year 4
Spelling patterns silent letters Year 4
Spelling test dictation Year 4
Spelling topic for year 4
Spelling tips for Year 4
Try these spellings for Year 4
Year 4 English ideas
Year 4 spelling qu and our
Year 4 spelling test
Diminutives for Year 4
Spelling questions Year 4
Spelling list for Year 4
Comprehension Five Children and It Year 4
Helping comprehension Year 4
Double consonant spelling Year 4
Descriptive writing seasons Year 4
Year 4 English revision
Compound spellings Year 4
Spell these words correctly for Year 4
Root words & word families for Year 4
Word families for Year 4
Curriculum spelling Year 4 no 1
Curriculum spelling Year 4 no 2
Curriculum spelling Year 4 no 3
Curriculum spelling Year 4 no 4
Remember, this is just a snapshot of our resources. Many more can be found through the Worksheet Finder, on the subject pages or by using "Search this site ...".


Living things and their habitats Pupils should be taught to:
  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
Animals, including humans Pupils should be taught to:
  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey
States of matter Pupils should be taught to:
  • 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
Sound Pupils should be taught to:
  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases
Electricity Pupils should be taught to:
  •  identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors
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