Year 4 2018 - 2019

Mrs Boudier

Mrs Williams

Welcome to Year Four

Year 4 is  taught by Mr Boudier and Mrs Williams (Fridays).

Mrs Bradbury works in year 4 in the mornings as a teaching assistant.


In Year Four we aim to make learning as interesting as possible and work hard together to become the best that we can be.

We will begin this year with a two to three week focus on geography when we will be continuing with the children's previous study of the rainforests.  We will look at the changes in the rainforest over the last fifty years and what might happen during the next fifty years and the children will have the opportunity to use produce a range of work using the Ipads and Art.

In the autumn term we will also have the opportunity learn a musical instrument through the 'Music for Life' programme, further details about this will follow in the next few weeks.



Later in the Autumn term we will be studying 'Ancient Greece'.  We will look at the importance of this civilisation, the lives of rich and poor people, religious beliefs and customs as well as the impact this has had on our lives today.

English and Maths:

During the autumn term we will be using high quality text to develop your child's writing skills focusing on the use of high quality vocabulary and varied sentence.  We will also spend time editing and improving work, and discussing the non-negotiable writing expectations for Y4.

In Maths we will continue to build upon the skills developed during Year 3 to ensure that the children are secure and in the key areas of learning incuding the development  of number facts, place value, the four operations (+ - x ÷).

It is vital that the children continue to learn and practice their multiplication facts so that they are secure with all multiplication tables up to 12x12, this is a Government expectation for Y4 now. Obviously we will visit this in school but support at home in practicing, testing and rehearsing these facts is invaluable.


Task Given out Due in
English or Maths Tuesday each week The following Monday
Spelling Friday The following Friday
Reading Records Monday The follwoing Monday



Reading is a vital skill for children to continue to develop, in year four much of our time is spent understanding texts and developing these comprehension, inference and deduction skills. Every week the children take part in reading activities (each morning between 9.00 and 9.30). One of these activities is working with a teacher and reading a text as a group, the other activities support reading skills and comprehension. It is vital that the children read widely outside school, ideally children should continue to read to an adult on a regular basis as well as reading independently. Your child has a reading diary in which reading comments should be recorded and the focus of your child’s guided read will also be noted. These reading journals should accompany the child to school each day.



During this term we will have PE on Fridays

It is important that the children have appropriate clothing in school for PE during these days.   



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Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs F MacCready
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991