Year 4 Reading Page
In Year 4 we love to Read!
Incentive for reading in year 4: Every week, every child in Year 4 has the opportunity to be entered into the reading prize draw. In order to be entered they must have read 4 times that week at home and have recorded this in their reading record. Each half term one lucky winner is drawn out – so t
he more times the children read 4 times a week, the more chances they have of winning. Amongst other things, the prize includes a voucher for a non-uniform day and a small trophy. The children also take part in Book Bingo, and each bingo board has a different focus. The first one was encouraging children to read a range of genres and the second, books from a range of authors. The children receive house points and move up the zone board when they complete a row and receive a raffle ticket when they have a full house. At the end of the half term, a name will be picked at random and a prize awarded.
A message from Miss Taylor:
I have always loved reading and listening to other people read to me. One of the things that I enjoy best about reading is that I can picture characters and places that I have read about and I imagine being with those people or in those places. I also love to find out about things and reading books has helped me learn so many different things. When I was a little girl, I use to love reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carrol, and anything by Roald Dahl stories – especially George’s Marvellous Medicine. My favourite picture books are anything written by Julia Donaldson.
Some of my other favourite books and stories are:
Winne the Pooh stories by A.A.Milne
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Blackberry Farm books by Jane Pilgrim
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Dogger (and any of the “Alfie” stories) by Shirley Hughes
sport yourself somewhere new. With a book in hand, you become the holder of a little magic, where you can dive into a story and transport yourself into a new world, exploring new lands, a
Mrs Andrews loves books!
- Leon and the Place Between, by Angela McAllister & The Ice Bear, by Jackie Morris
In the Autumn Term, our inspiring class books are ‘Leon and The Place Between’ and ‘The Ice Bear’. Staff and children enjoy reading our end of day story each day too. In the Autumn Term we read ‘The Dream Snatcher’.
Other books we’ve used in Year 4:
- This Morning I Met a Whale, by Michael Morpurgo
At sunrise, young Michael spots a whale on the shores of the Thames and thinks he must be dreaming. But the creature is real and it has a message for him – one that only an open-minded child can deliver to the rest of the world. During the Spring Term we used Michael Morpurgo’s fantastic book, ‘This Morning I Met a Whale’, to inspire our literacy. It also helped to inspire other aspects of our learning: coasts, in Geography, environmental issues in PHSE and using rubbish in art.
- The Glassmaker’s Daughter by Dianne Hofmeyr:
Daniela, the Glassmaker’s daughter, is grumpy and never smiles. Her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who can make her laugh. People come from far and wide to try their luck in amusing Daniela. But mask makers, lion tamers and magicians cannot raise a smile from the princess. It is only when a young apprentice makes the first looking glass that Daniela learns to smile – at her own grumpy reflection!
- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis:
Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change… and a great sacrifice.