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End of Year Expectations

End of Year Expectations

for Year 4



The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.


All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and part of your child’s lessons. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


If you have any queries regarding these expectations or would like support in knowing how best to help your child with them, please talk to the class teacher.



Give a personal point of view on a text.

  • Re-explain a text with confidence.

  • Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.

  • Use appropriate voices for characters within a story.

  • Recognise apostrophe of possession (plural)

  • Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.

  • Explain why a writer has used different sentence types or a particular word order and the effect it has created.

  • Skim & scan to locate information and/or answer a question.



Vary sentence structure, using different openers.

  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).

  • Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.

  • Use fronted adverbials.

  • Use apostrophe for plural possession.

  • Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).

  • Use commas to mark clauses.

  • Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.

  • Use paragraphs to organised ideas around a theme.

  • Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.

  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.



Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.

  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1,000.

  • Compare and order numbers with up to 2 decimal places.

  • Read Roman numerals to 100.

  • Find 1,000 more/less than a given number.

  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts all tables to 12x12.

  • Recognise place value of any 4-digit number.

  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.

  • Round decimals with 1decimal point to nearest whole number.

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4-digits using written columnar method.

  • Multiply:

    • 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

    • 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

  • Count up/down in hundredths.

  • Recognise and write equivalent fractions

  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

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