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Year 4

Mrs Orwell (4B) and Mr Myers (4Y) are supported by Mrs Mensah and Mrs Baker. Mrs De Juan is a trainee teacher in 4B too.


At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that we cover all areas of the National Curriculum.


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Supporting Learning at Home

We recognise the extremely important role that parents play in their child’s education. We want to work in partnership to help parents develop their skills supporting their child’s learning at home. If parents would like any support with developing home learning please see Mrs Orwell and Mr Myers.

Every week we change the children’s home reading books, as well as sending home spellings and homework for the children to learn and complete.

In September we held a Curriculum Evening to support parents with understanding the expectations for Year 4. Please click here to view our presentation.

Homework is provided to your child every week. This homework links to work that they have been doing in class.
Children have access to GSuite accounts; and as we move with the times homework in KS2 will be more increasingly set through this electronic platform. Please therefore refer to the GSuite Parent Guide to increase your confidence with how to use it when engaging with home learning. Please click here for the guide.

Year Four Expectations

The children in Year Four are assessed against the Target Tracker bands to ensure all children are making good progress.


4B 4B+ 4W 4W+ 4S 4S+
Autumn   Spring   Summer  
The end of year Four expectation is a 4S.      


Children are given targets to move their learning forward.

For a child to be scored as Secure at the end of the year it is expected that children have achieved at least 80% of these statements.

News and Photos

The children in 4y retold the story of Macbeth and acted out some of their favourite scenes in their assembly on Wednesday 11th March.

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Year 4 update
Year 4 have been doing lots of work on Shakespeare's Macbeth. They've reenacted iconic scenes, studied some of the language in the play and are writing stories inspired by Act 1, Scene 3: Macbeth meets the weird sisters.

Let's Think in English
In Lets Think in English (LTE) Lessons children have been developing their meta-cognition skills through the use of the story 'Alike'. The children thought deeply about different colours and how they can be linked to certain emotions; which led onto fantastic personal reflections of children's own emotional journeys in colour.

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In Maths and Science focus weeks the children analysed different styles of leaves; collecting them, studying them and developing graphs for the frequency.

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Year 4 have been learning about making different sounds, how sound travels and how the human ear works.

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Useful Links

These are websites that are useful for developing children’s skills in year four to complement their learning in school.

English Links

Teach Handwriting
Description: Lots of fantastic videos and work sheets to support letter formation.

BBC Bitesize
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in school.

Maths Links

Active Learn
Description: Use your child’s login to access lots of fun and interactive games.

ICT games
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical skills.