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In English we will be reading the text Tutankhamun to learn about the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter. From the text we will be writing setting descriptions, newspaper reports and instruction texts.


It is important to read at least 4 times a week at home. We expect for children to bring their school reading book and record into school each day for adults to change their books and for any extra reading opportunities. We understand that children may wish to read other books by an author of their choice, this is fantastic news that children already have a favourite author to read. Keep reading the school books that are given to allow for reading a range of texts along with a book of their choice.


Questions you could ask when reading at home could be:

  • What type of text is this? How do you know?
  • Why has this punctuation been used?
  • What does this word mean?
  • Find a word that means ...
  • What else have you read that is similar/different to this?
  • What is the purpose of this paragraph?
  • How is the text organised? Why?
  • How would you describe this character? What tells you this?


Reading lots at home also has a really positive impact on the children's writing as they can learn different writing techniques from other authors.

Below are lists of some great books for year 4 children: