Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 Curriculum Leader

Miss Joanne Offer

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.

Tips for Year 4 Parents and Carers

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.