Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 Curriculum Leader

Mr Neil Prendergast

We have two classes in Year 4. The class teacher in Year 4N is Mr Neil and the teaching partner is Miss Sanaz. The class teacher in Year 4J is Miss Joanne and the teaching partner is Mr Manny.

In Year 4, pupils continue to study a wide and varied curriculum which provides the children with many opportunities to expand their knowledge, engage in practical activities and further develop their independence.

Below you will find links to useful information.

Tips for Year 4 Parents and Carers

  1. Encourage and help your child to become independent through organising themselves for school, sorting our friendship issues on their own and completing homework.

  2. Talk to your child about their use of IT and remember that most social media websites require children to be at least 12 years old.

  3. Help your child develop routines such as when they will read or complete their homework.

  4. Look for opportunities to rehearse times tables. By the end of Year 4 your child should confidently recall all times tables up to 12 x 12 as well as the related division facts.

Y4 suggested reading books

Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine (Egmont)

Charlotte’s Web by EB White (Puffin)

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo (Egmont)

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman (Random House)

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne (Random House)

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

The Peppermint Pig by Nina Bawden

The Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

War Game by Michael Foreman

Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman

The House that Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphey

The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson

During Guided Reading sessions, we assess the children’s understanding of the text through engaging activities based on VIPERS.

What are Vipers?

VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts. You can find example questions for each of the VIPERS below. They can be used when listening to your child read at home. There is also a list of books for each year group, where you can find stories that are suitable for your child to read at home.

VIPERS stands for

Vocabulary Inference Prediction Explanation Retrieval Sequence or Summarise

At Park Lane we use the White Rose Mathematics scheme. Click on the picture to find out more information.