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Y4 - 4F

Welcome to Year 4 

Abi Elphinstone Class!

This year our classroom is based around the author Abi Elphinstone and throughout the year we will be exploring some of her fantastic novels. 


Class Teacher: Miss Farrah

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Birkenshaw/ Mrs Ikram 



Reading in Year 4

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In year 4 children should be developing positive attitudes to reading independently and a greater understanding of what they have read. 


Reading Strategies at this level

Your child should be encouraged at this stage to use the following skills:

  • Give a personal point of view on a text. 
  • Reading books that are structed differently and for a range of purposes. 
  • JUstify inferences with evidence, predict what might happen from details stated or implied. 
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts using simple notation. 
  • Identify and summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph. 
  • Pause, intotant and use appropriate voices for characters within a story or poem. 
  • Recognise apostrophe of possession (plural). 
  • Identify how sentence structure can be changed by altering word order, tense, adding/deleting works or amending punctuation. 
  • Use a dictionary or thesaurus. 
  • Explain why a writer has used different sentence types or a particular word order and explain the effect it has created. 
  • Skim and scan to locate information and/or an answer a question. 

Year 4’s Classroom Environment

Our topics this year:


Autumn- Stone Age to Iron Age

Spring- Greeks

Summer- Local Area



Class Reminders!

Summer Term

- Reading books must be read at home and brought in to school daily. 

- Everyone must read at home at least 5 times each week.

- PE kit must be worn to school on a Thursday and Friday. Thursday is outdoor PE and Friday is indoor PE. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather!

- Homework will be given weekly. This will be sent home on a Tuesday and should be retuned to your class teacher via Seesaw by the following Tuesday. If you have any connectivity issues please contact Miss Farrah as soon as you can as a paper copy can be provided. 

- Read and Respond lessons will be on Fridays so you must bring your file and book to school with you on a Friday.

- As the weather is getting warmer, please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle. Especially on PE days. Water bottles can be purchased from the school office for £1.