In line with the rest of the school the children are matched to a reading level that is appropriate and challenging to increase their reading skills. The children are also given an opportunity every week to visit the school library to choose from a range of fiction and non-fiction books. They are encouraged to share and read these with their guardians at home.
To improve and develop our reading skills, year 4 complete daily reading and comprehension activities a minimum of four times a week. This allows the children to continue to improve their reading and have a better understanding of reading comprehension. Every lesson allows children to focus on strand reading which develops the children’s meaning of new words and vocabulary, their skills to retrieve and record information from a text, and to increase their ability to summarise.
To further instill a love of reading in the children we have ERIC time (everyone reading in class) a number of times weekly. This allows the children to enjoy their reading as well as discuss books with other children.
In year four the reading is also incorporated into the English lessons through reading a class novel. The reading novel is used to help children to magpie ideas into their writing and widen their vocabulary.
Year 4 love to read, take a look at what they said...
You can learn about new things – Inayah
Reading is fun and peaceful – Taha
Reading improves your vocabulary – Emin
Reading is great fun and you get to learn new things – Adam
I enjoy reading independently visiting different places – Inaaya
I really enjoy reading because it gives me more knowledge – Eisa