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Year 4

This is the Curriculum Overview for Year 4.



This scheme of work is taken from the Maths — No Problem! Primary Maths Series, which is fully aligned with the 2014 national curriculum for maths. It outlines the content and topic order of the series and indicates the level of depth needed to teach maths for mastery. Our scheme of work demonstrates the spiral approach used in our programme, which builds pupils’ depth of understanding and mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning. Learning is presented in small-step, logical sequences organised into individual lessons with a title indicating the focus of learning for that lesson. The sequence of lessons is carefully organised with clear lines of progression. The topics are colour coded to reflect the national curriculum content domain strands. This also allows you to see when the different topics are introduced and revisited. This scheme of work provides: 

 An overview of the national curriculum topics covered during the school year by term.

 A full lesson breakdown for each national curriculum topic and the learning objective for each lesson.


This publication aims to:

• bring greater coherence to the national curriculum by exposing core concepts in the national curriculum and demonstrating progression from year 1 to year 6

• summarise the most important knowledge and understanding within each year group and important connections between these mathematical topics

This publication identifies the most important conceptual knowledge and understanding that pupils need as they progress from year 1 to year 6. These important concepts are referred to as ready-to-progress criteria and provide a coherent, linked framework to support pupils’ mastery of the primary mathematics curriculum. Please note that the publication does not address the whole of the primary curriculum, but only the areas that have been identified as a priority. It is still a statutory requirement that the whole of the curriculum is taught. However, by meeting the ready-to-progress criteria, pupils will be able to more easily access many of the elements of the curriculum that are not covered by this guidance.

Knowledge Mats

To help children develop key knowledge and vocabulary related to subjects, we have created "knowledge mats". They are a summary of key facts and essential knowledge that children need about a unit of work or a curriculum subject. 

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