Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 4

Teacher : Miss Styles

TA:  Mrs Waller and Miss Woods

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready to begin the new term ahead.

For this Spring term, our Geography topic will be about Rivers and the Water Cycle, and we will be asking ourselves the questions ‘How does the water go round and round?’  After the half term break, our History topic will be about Roman Britain where we will be discovering what happened when the Romans came to Britain.  In Science, we will be having a go at making our own circuits as we look at ‘Electricity’ and after half term we will be exploring ‘Sound’.  In RE, we will be discovering how the symbolism of food and eating is an important part of many faiths and religions and as we lead up to the Easter holidays, we will be learning more about what it is that Christians celebrate at Easter.  Also coming up near the end of this term will be the Year 3 and 4 ‘Singing Extravaganza!’  To find out more about what we are covering in other subjects please look at the Medium Term Plan below. 

PE kits
This term, Year 4 will be having a swimming lesson every Tuesday morning and a PE lesson every Friday afternoon so please ensure that they have their named PE kit at school at all times (suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE) and bring in their swimming kit every Tuesday.

Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings, Maths and Reading Comprehension. This will help to consolidate the children’s learning. The homework will then need to be handed back in on the Monday and the children will also be tested on their spellings that day.

In Year Four, children will read with an adult during Guided Reading sessions only where the teacher will listen to them read within a small group.  In addition to this, your child will still get school books to take home each week to read with an adult or older sibling.  The expectation is that you read with them three (or more) times a week at home and record it with a signature in the reading record which will be checked every Monday.  These books will then be swapped each week on a designated day. 

Your child has also chosen a library book which they may swap in the Key Stage 2 library at the start of the day, as soon as they have finished it or wish to change it.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Miss Styles

Year 4 Spring Timetable 2020


Year 4 Autumn Term Overview

In Year 4 we learn to:







  • 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.

Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson






  • 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 a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).
  • Use apostrophe for plural possession.
  • Use commas to mark clauses.
  • Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.
  • Use paragraphs to organise 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 12 x12.
  • Recognise place value of any 4-digit number.
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.
  • Round decimals with 1decimal place to nearest whole number.
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4-digits, using written column method.
  • Multiply:

o   2-digit by 1-digit

o   3-digit by 1-digit

  • Count up/down in hundredths.
  • Recognise and write equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator.
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.