During Year 4, Pupils will be taught to:

  • develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
    - listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
    - discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
    - becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
    - being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
    - recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
    - discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
    - discussing their favourite words and phrases
    - continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
  • understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by:
    - drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
    - checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading
    - making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    - answering and asking questions
    - predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that they listen to and those that they read for themselves.