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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 



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!

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

- Everyone must read at home at least 4 times each week.

- PE kit must be worn to school on a Wednesday. This term is Forest School so 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.

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