St Mary's Catholic Primary School Kells

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21st May 18
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Reading in Year 4


In Year 4 we know that as well as being a fantastically fun thing to do, reading impacts hugely on children’s writing ability and general learning. We encourage children to read as much as possible, both at home and in school.

The children have access to a variety of books within our classroom, from the school library, from the library van, or from home. Sometimes the hardest part is choosing what to read next! We encourage them to choose a range of fiction and non fiction books and to be open to reading things which they may not choose for themselves.  Our VIP chooses a 'Book of the week' which they would recommend to others, with reasons for selecting it.  This is displayed in the classroom for others to comment on if they have also read it or to add questions for the VIP. 

Reading is taught formally in literacy sessions and in guided reading.  Additionally, individual children reading to an adult is considered a vital part of teaching and of encouraging a love of reading.  This is where we can focus on personal targets as well as engaging with children as readers and getting to know their personal preferences. 

Reading for pleasure is at the heart of our classroom.  We aim to generate excitement about books and cultivate long lasting, positive attitudes towards reading.