Year 4

Welcome to Year 4: Mr Gosling’s Class

Reading at home

  • In Year 4 your child should be reading for approximately 20 – 30 minutes per night.
  • Encourage your child to establish a routine for reading.  Modelling your own enjoyment of reading for pleasure also has an impact.
  • Reading material needs to be varied – fiction and non-fiction.
  • Your child may read books from home or the library, or books may be borrowed from the class book corner.
  • Your child may be provided with a reading book from the school reading scheme.
  • Please sign your child’s Reading Record Book when they have read and return to school every Monday.
  • When 5 signatures have been achieved, your child will receive a star and a raffle ticket that is entered into the termly prize draw. As they continue to read they will earn Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.


Homework sheets will be given out (in blue maths homework folders) every Friday (where possible) and we ask that it is completed and returned by the following Friday.  The homework will be related to work carried out in class during the week.

Please ensure that your child completes homework on time, remembering to put their name on the sheet.

For further information about Maths in our school please go to our Maths Curriculum Page.

Most people read words more accurately than they spell them. The younger pupils are, the truer this is.

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, but the 100 words in each list can easily be taught within the four years of key stage 2 alongside other words that teachers consider appropriate.

English Appendix 1 Spelling