Year 4 Rowan &
Year 4 Curriculum Intent
Year 4 Reading Spine
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Y4 Curriculum Intent
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Y4 Reading Spine.
Mr A. Taylor
Teacher - Y4 Rowan
Mr P. Timewell
Teacher - Y4 Elder
My favourite, I have to say books, at the moment are Little Red, Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin. I love reading these books with my son. We particularly enjoy the mildly wicked twists to each story that break traditional fairy-tale plot rules. The books are wonderfully illustrated with minimal colour and over emphasis on the eyes, which are always drawn with purpose. I can’t wait for the release of Bethan’s new book later this year!
My favourite children’s author is Dick King-Smith. I enjoyed his stories as a child and continue to enjoy his tales now, whether at home or with my class. I like how, more often than not, he uses animals, who feel and experience human emotions, as the main characters.
My favourite children's story is 'Oi Frog' by Kes Gray because I really love the rhymes abnd the funny ending.
My favourite children's author is Tony Ross. I love the characters he has created and his colourful pictures too.
Miss V. Green
My favourite book is ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CM Lewis. This is one of my favourite books because the author makes Narnia seem like such a magical and exciting place to visit.
My favourite children’s author is Julia Donaldson. This author has written some fantastic rhyming stories such as ‘What the Ladybird Heard,’ ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’ to name but a few. I think these stories are engaging and exciting with fantastic illustrations which bring them to life.
Mrs S. Khan
My favourite children’s book is….I am Malala because this graphic, non-fiction book tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, a young girl, who was shot by the Taliban whilst on the bus to her school. This story has been told to Year 4 children on two different occasions and the reactions of the children never ceases to amaze me. They are totally engrossed in the story, wanting to hear more each time and prompting classroom discussions about how she dealt with her life after her cruel ordeal.
My favourite children’s author is …. Jacqueline Wilson because I remember, when reading her books to my own daughters, how true to life she made the stories. She covered a whole range of everyday life subjects in the many books she wrote and although sometimes they were controversial, they made what could be an upsetting or difficult time for children more manageable.
My favourite children's book is 'The Hungry Catterpillar' by Eric Carle. Although caterpillars don't really eat cakes, I love the fact it teaches you about its life cycle and also supports children with counting. The grammar is repetitive and the illustations beautifully brightly coloured.
My favourite children's author is Beatrix Potter. I enjoy reading her books because they are innocent, clearly written and entertaining. there is also something charming about the characters that takes you away from the world's hustle and bustle.
Miss H Ibbotson
My favourite children's book is "The Five minutes Peace' by Jill Murphy. It is so easy to read and I have enjoyed sharing these with my own children.
I can really connect with this story as the plot resonates with my own family life.
Miss L. Allott
Mrs A Shah
My favourite book is "The Magic Faraway Tree" by Enid Blyton.
I loved getting into the stories that the characters got up to, visiting different lands of the Faraway Tree. Spent hours reading this book.
My favourite author has to be Enid Blyton. I loved any of her books, such as the Secret Seven, Famous Five, Naughty Amelia Jane and The Magic Faraway Tree. Her imagination motivated to me to write creatively.
We’re going on a Bear Hunt - Retold by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
This is one of my childhood favourite book that I read when I was in Primary School. I can relate to this book because I enjoyed the adventures in the story
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