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Reading is a big part of our learning in Y4S!


Whole Class Reading

Children will take part in weekly reading at school, with a whole class reading session at least once per week. Here, they will learn the vital skills of decoding and comprehension needed to be successful readers. Each week, children will complete a variety of tasks during reading sessions, for example: making predictions, summarising texts, uncovering the meaning of difficult vocabulary, completing comprehension questions relating to our READING GEMS and choosing a relevant follow-up task. 


Class Novels and Quality Texts

In Y4S, we use a range of quality reading texts to get the best possible outcome in our writing. In the Autumn term we read a picture book titled The Great Kapok Tree by Christina Balit, Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo and This Morning I Met A Whale by Michael Morpurgo. 


We also read a class novel in each term. This half  term we are reading Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley.


Home Reading Books

Every child in year 4 will be issued with a physical and online reading book via BUG CLUB based on their current reading ability. Book bands will be changed on an 'as and when' basis giving plenty of opportunity for lots of reading practise!



Lexia is a fantastic tool for supporting your child's reading. All children have an individual Lexia login and, in year 4, we expect children to log in to Lexia as part of their homework. We ask that the children complete at least 30 minutes per week. If you are unable to login at home, just let us know and time can be provided for your child to complete a Lexia session during school hours.