Maths in Year 3 and Year 4

Welcome to Maths in Year 3 and Year 4

In Years 3 and 4, children are beginning to work with larger numbers and should have a strong understanding of place value up to 1,000. During these years, they should become increasingly confident in the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. By the end of Year 4, children should be confident using both column addition and column subtraction. They should also be able to recall all times tables up to the 12 times tables, with speed and accuracy.

On this page, you will find lots of useful links, information and videos!

Aims of the New 2014 Primary Curriculum:

Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.

Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Times Tables

Learning times tables is really important. After all, they’re the building blocks of maths, and with your multiplications mastered, you can do anything! Times tables play a huge role in Years 3 and 4. They should begin Year 3, already knowing the 2s, 5s and 10s, ready to learn more complex times tables. 

Times tables are central to KS2 maths and need to be embedded by Year 4. Beyond memorising times tables, children need to learn and understanding how they work so they can understand other important mathematical concepts. These include fractions, percentages and shape.

Click on the pictures below to explore some of our favorite apps to help with times tables

Here are some videos that our amazing children made to show you how we use the counters to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Enjoy!