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Year 4

Year Four

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.

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

Year 4 have been busy learning about fractions with practical investigations.

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We have already started our chess lessons with a specialist teacher; these lessons support our learning with investigations and problem solving.




The children have been really enthusiastic on our first science unit of Sound. We have carried out some experiments to learn about sound waves and how these travel.

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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.