Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 4

Teacher : Mrs Taplin

TA:  Miss Payne

Happy New Year, Year 4!


I hope you all had a restful break over the Christmas holidays and are excited about returning to school for our Spring Term. Below is a summary of what we will be learning over the next few weeks.


English – Lessons from ‘Herts for Learning Back on Track’ covering a range of skills, with a focus on the following books: The Ice Palace by Robert Swindles, Alice In wonderland & The Adventures of the Dish & the Spoon, Incredible Sports (e-book), Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith, Poems by James Carter.

Maths – Measure, data, perimeter, properties of shape, symmetry, fractions and using formal written methods to multiply and dividing two or three-digit numbers by a one-digit number (following Essentials by Herts for Learning plans)

Topic – Climate and Weather, Roman Britain

Art and D&T – Battery operated lights, Roman shields and mosaics

Science – Electricity, Sound

PSHE – Positive friendships off and online, how data is shared and used, making decisions about money, using/keeping money safe

RE – Belonging – individual commitment and leadership, ultimate questions linked to faiths and religions, communicating through sacred spaces & prayer, Good Friday - Jesus’ death and resurrection

Music – Stop! – Rap song about bullying

PE – OAA, Hockey

Computing – Coding, e-safety, computing skills


PE kits
For this term, Year 4 will be having PE lessons every Monday and Friday afternoon, so please ensure that they have their named PE kit at school at all times and that it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE.


Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings, Maths and English tasks which will help to consolidate the children’s learning. The homework will then need to be handed back in on the Monday.


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

Mrs Taplin


Year 4 SpringTimetable 2022

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.