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To begin our learning this year, we focused on statistics. In the national curriculum, children need to be able to:

  • Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.


Due to Covid, this is something that the children haven't fully experienced so the children enjoyed learning how to draw different styles of charts and learning how to read them. This is something that we will explore further in our Summer Term.


Line graph example:

I wonder:

  • How many boxes were sold on Wednesday?
  • How many were sold altogether?


Place value:

After exploring statistics, we moved onto place value. Place value is a key component of our maths learning, as children need to understand the components of numbers before being able to apply different skills to them, such as addition and subtraction. Place value is a component that we will revisit each term to ensure that the children are confident with this area of the maths curriculum.


Key components:

  • Representing numbers: Year 4 will focus on numbers to 10,000; Year 5 will focus on numbers to a million.
  • Counting: Counting in 1000s; counting in 25s.
  • Rounding: round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.


Addition and Subtraction:

Addition and subtraction is an area of the curriculum that the children will re-visit throughout the year as the children encounter different aspects of maths such as decimals, measurement and statistics.


Key components:

  • Add two 4-digit numbers - no exchange, one exchange and more than one exchange.
  • Add whole numbers with more than 4-digits (column method).
  • Subtract two 4-digit numbers - no exchange, one exchange and more than one exchange.
  • Subtract whole numbers with more than 4-digits (column method).
  • Estimate and check.



To conclude the term, the children will focus on developing their multiplication skills.


Key components:

  • Multiply by 1 and 0.
  • Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000.