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St. Patrick's Primary School, Pennyburn, Derry City

Primary 4

Welcome to Primary 4

The Primary 4 teachers this year are:

Miss Whoriskey in room 13

Mrs McCusker in room 14

Mrs J. McLaughlin in room 15

Mrs MacFarland in room 16



Maths in Primary 4

Dear Parents,

Please find a list of the areas in Maths your child will cover in Primary 4:

  • Exploration of numbers 1-20, 50, 100 and 999
    • Number Identification 
    • Number before/after/inbetween
    • More/Less
    • Odd/Even
    • Order numbers in Increasing and Decreasing order
    • Identify the number sequence and the missing numbers
    • Number doubles (3+3, 12+12...)
    • Near doubles (3+4, 8+9...)
    • Halving numbers
    • Number Stories 1-20 (the facts to add and subtract to make each number)
    • Addition and Subtraction patterns (9+1=10, 1+9=10, 10-1=9, 10-9=1)
    • Counting forward to find the difference (23 + _= 31)
    • Patterns in addition (4+3=7 so 14+3=17 and 54+3=57)
    • Patterns in subtraction (9-5=4 so 19-5=14 and 79-5=74)
    • Partitioning numbers to add (23+28    =    23+ 20+8)
    • Partitioning numbers to subtract (56-32    =    56-30-2)
  • Addition and Subtraction within 999
    • Place Value (adding hundreds tens and units)
    • Tens and Units sums (Adding bridging the ten and carrying the ten) 
    • Hundreds, Tens and Units sums (Adding bridging the hundred and carrying the hundred)
    • Subtraction using Decomposition
    • Language of addition and subtraction (plus, more, increase, minus, decrease....)
    • Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100
    • 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x and 6x multiplication and division tables
    • The relationship between multiplication and division (3x4=12 so 12 divided by 4=3)
    • Language of multiplication and division (sets of, times, groups of, shared between, how many each...)
  • Money
    • Identify coins and sterling notes (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1.00, £2.00, £5.00 and £10.00)
    • Count and make amounts within £9.99
    • Add amounts to £9.99 to find total cost
    • Change from £9.99
  • Shape
    • Identify 2D and 3D Shapes
    • Properties of each shape (how many sides, vertices)
  • Measure
    • Time - Identify analogue and digital times (o'clock, half past, quarter past and to and all five minute interval times)
    • Time problems
    • Sequencing days of week and months of the year
    • Number of days in each month
    • Measuring length and height in metres and centimetres
    • Measuring weight in grams and kilograms
    • Measuring capacity in millilitres and litres
    • Measuring area and perimeter
  • Data Handling
    • Conduct a Survey
    • Record results in a Tally Chart
    • Construct and Interpret Carroll Diagrams, Pictograms and Bar and Block Graphs


2nd Jun 2023
We had a super fun day today in the sun. Our day started with our fun run, followed...
17th Mar 2023
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations  The rain just about stayed off and rainbows...
14th Dec 2022
Well done boys and girls who got certificates in the month of November. Keep up the...
20th Nov 2022
The Primary four children joined the rest of the school to welcome members of Derry...



P4 Links

BBC Bitesize
Online lessons,
videos and
BBC Teach
Literacy and

Hit the Button
Quick fire
ixl maths
Numeracy and
Literacy Games

Puffin Story Time videos KS1
Listen to some
great books

Super Movers
Learn your
times tables
and get fit
The Beginners Bible
The Story of

Twinkle Learning
games and
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