Reading in Year 4
Reading is always a priority in our class and we aim to foster in each child a lifelong love of reading. To help support us in this, we are asking you to encourage your child to read every day at home for at least 10 minutes and for you to sign their reading diary each night to show they have done this.
We will send a book home each week on a Monday to be returned on a Friday so we can quarantine them over the weekend. We will also assign books to your child on our online reading platform - Reading Planet. We will try to ensure that the books are a mix of fiction and non-fiction to ensure a broad reading diet.
Your child may also have books at home that they want to read regularly too. Magazines, comics and children's newspapers also make good reading material. Bedtime stories are still very much enjoyed at this age and are an opportunity to model fluency and intonation.
Talking to your child about what they have read is very important to develop their comprehension skills. Please see the document below for examples of questions you may like to ask.
Thank you for your support
A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.
You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.