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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 will be reading the picture book Atlantis: Legend of a Lost City and This Morning I Met A Whale by Michael Morpurgo. 


We also read a class novel in each term. This term we are reading Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll which will relate to our Spring topic: Ancient Egypt. 


Home Reading Books

Every child in year 4 will be issued a home reading book based on their current reading assessment. We ask that, once a book has been completed, an adult records this into the Reading Record and the book is returned to school. Books will be changed on an 'as and when' basis giving plenty of opportunity for lots of reading practise!


Each time your child has read for a period of 20 minutes, they will be awarded 500 miles in their Reading Miles passport. Once they have reached a key destination, they will receive a certificate in assembly in recognition of their hard work.



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. Our Lexia club takes place on Wednesday and Thursday breaktimes.