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
Encourage and help your child to become independent through organising themselves for school, sorting our friendship issues on their own and completing homework.
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.
Help your child develop routines such as when they will read or complete their homework.
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.