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Year 4

Miss Puleio (4B) and Mr Lewis (4Y) are supported by Miss Lomax, Mrs Tay, Mrs Cazon and Mr Hicks.

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. 

We encourage children to read widely and for pleasure, to help them the children will always have a reading book borrowed from the class library but have online accounts to support their reading i.e. MyOn & Oxford Owl.

Homework is provided to your child every week on their Google classroom. This homework links to work that they have been doing in class. Please refer to the GSuite Parent Guide on the school website to increase your confidence with how to use it when engaging with home learning. Please click here for the guide.

Year Four Expectations

All children are assessed within different curriculum subjects against the Age Related Expectations (ARE). The ARE’s are taken from the National Curriculum but are consolidated to reflect what we expect of a child.

Teacher assessments are generally based on a variety of different sources but will generally be a combination of on-going formative assessment in class, book work and formal summative testing.

Children are classed as:


  • Working towards the expected standard
  • Working at the expected standard
  • Working above the expected standard


The curriculum in Key Stage 2 builds on the knowledge and skills that pupils have been taught at Key Stage 1. Spoken language underpins the development of pupils’ reading and writing. Reading at KS2 consists of word reading and comprehension (both listening and reading). Writing is composed of three strands: transcription (spelling and handwriting), composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing) and vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.

In Year 4 the children have to sit a multiplication test in June. This consists of 25 multiplication questions which are answered on a screen. The children have 6 seconds in which to answer the question before it moves on to the next. The test is carried out in June and the results are given to the school shortly after the test window has passed.

News & Photos

In Religion we have been reading the story of Abraham and we have been talking about virtues. To better understand the virtue of trust, we had a go at trust falls with our classmates.

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We have also been practising spontaneous prayers and we enjoyed writing our own prayers for homework, here are some examples.

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We also visited the small hall to adore the blessed sacrament. With father Tony we talked about the eucharist, which is held in the monstrance (which means to show), and we could see Jesus through the oculus, which means eye.

Father Tony also told us that when he goes to the hospitals, he brings the eucharist in the pyx.


We learnt that adoration means being face to face with God.

We discussed how powerful the monstrance is, in fact Saint Claire showed it to the army attacking Assisi and the army left.

At the end of the session, some of us shared spontaneous prayers, thanking God for our families and asking for help and support for our relatives who are not well, far away and arguing at the moment.

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.

Description: Fantastic selection of reading, spelling and writing activities.


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.