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End of Year Expectations

Story Wood School



End of Year Expectations for Year 4

This leaflet outlines information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for pupils at our school.

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

All these objectives will be taught throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide is greatly valued.



Recognise and identify the place value of numbers up to 100,000

Round whole numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000

Add and subtract with numbers up to 4-digits

Recognise and use factor pairs

Know and recall all times table and related division facts up to 12x12

Multiply by 0 and 1

Divide by 1

Multiply 2 and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number

Begin to use the short division method to divide 2 and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number

Recognise common equivalent fractions

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

Recognise and write decimal equivalences for 14, 12 and 34 

Recognise and identify the value of tenths and hundredths in decimal numbers



Some objectives are similar across year groups because the skills needed are the same. The complexity of the texts increases the level of challenge.


Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read and understand new words

Read most words effortlessly and read with appropriate expression


Explain the meaning of words in context and use a dictionary to check the meanings of unfamiliar words

Retrieve key information from a text

Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph

Infer characters thoughts and feelings and explain by providing evidence from the text

Predict what might happen in a text from details stated and suggested

Identify how language, structure and presentation help us understand texts



Write for different purposes and audiences

Organise writing into paragraphs around a theme

Select appropriate information to include in writing

Use organisational devices (e.g. headings and subheadings when needed)

Write multi-clauses sentences

Use expanded noun phrases for description

Use prepositional phrases

Use fronted adverbials

Use apostrophes to indicate possession

Use correct noun and verb agreement (e.g. we were or I was)

Spell most words correctly from the Y3/4 spelling list

Handwriting is legible and joins are consistent