Each year group has a significant author. We carry out an author study and read many of their books.
In year 4, our significant author is Phillip Pullman! He is a very well-known, award winning author and we are looking forward to learning a lot more about him and comparing his different stories. In Autumn Term 1, we will be reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'
In Year 4 we continue to learn and enhance our VIPERS reading skills. These are reading skills that are taught earlier on in school and continue throughout. There are six skills in total and we develop these skills in our daily reading session. These sessions often take place before our 'English lessons and can last between 20-40minutes. During these reading sessions, we often read about our wider curriculum. One week we will be reading about mountains and then the next we will be reading about habitats! We often find that this helps us with our learning in foundation subjects too!
We also read through a variety of different activities.
We LOVE reading!
This half term we will be using The Iron Man as a text to help support and inspire our writing. Each week we will read a short extract from the book and complete a variety of reading activities.
We explore characters through drama and write diary entries from different points of view. We use freeze frames to reenact big events in the story which then inspire us to write newspaper articles and we think about the different characters in the story and what they may say at different points in the story before writing speeches or playscripts!