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Ofsted Report

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!
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Reading Information

At Whoberley, our main aim is to foster a life-long enjoyment of reading and enable every child to read confidently and fluently, showing a thorough understanding of a wide range of texts.

Children are given a variety of reading opportunities at school.  This includes the teaching of phonics through Read Write Inc or Get Spelling for older children, guided reading sessions where children read in groups and 1:1 reading.  Children have a book that they can take home and record their reading in their diary.

All of our fiction books and some non-fictions books are grouped using book bands and these range from books suitable for Reception age children, all the way through to Year 6.  Book bands were created by the Institute of Education and are based on clear and steady progression of reading skills.  It combines all reading schemes (such as The Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Tree Tops) and library books so that no matter what book your child chooses to read, it will be pitched at the appropriate level for their reading skill.  This means that children no longer have to read all of the books in the Oxford Reading Tree and can instead choose any book that lies within their ‘band’.  Therefore, children will have a much broader choice of books to read and in turn gain more experience of reading a wider range of genres. 

Teachers and Teaching Assistants regularly assess children’s reading through questioning during guided reading sessions (in groups), Read Write Inc (phonics sessions) and 1:1 reading.  We question children against key objectives for EYFS, Key Stage and Key Stage 2 and the level of questioning will depend on your child’s ability and understanding of the text.

Maths Games

Please find a link below to all the different Gordon's Games. We have a selection of games that can be used by children from Nursery to Year 6.  Gordons


Year 4 use Class Dojo as part of our reward system! Children earn points for their good behaviour such as working hard, helping others and working independently! It's also used to share what the children have been up to at school and allows parents/carers to communciate with members of staff.    
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This term the children’s topic will be Blood Bones and the Gory Bits. As historians we will be learning about the Romans, looking closely at their eating habits, how they lived and getting to know some famous faces in history along the way. As geographers we will be using atlases to identify Rome on a map and learn about where a famous battle took place. As artists we will be making our own mosaic pictures using historical pictures for inspiration.  As designers we will be making some traditional Roman food. The child will also being going on a trip to see what Roman Life was like.

Discussion Topic - Blood Bones and the Gory Bits