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Year 4 Reading Comprehension - Autumn Term

4 Resource Packs

About the theme

At the start of Year 4, children are asked to think about remembrance - both in the context of WWI and II, and in terms of more personal and immediate memories - considering both how and why we remember significant people and events. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.

Real Comprehension


Image of Unit Overview for Year 4 Autumn Term

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Sometimes it's the oddest things that remind us of those we've loved and lost...

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The National Memorial Arboretum

Discover the history, significance and legacy of a very special place indeed.

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The Letter

A soldier in WWI writes to his mother from the trenches - and hopes peace will come in 1917.

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Finished all three texts?

Pulling it all together

Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.

Pulling it all together
Real Comprehension, 54 original texts - 18 themes

See all resources in the Real Comprehension programme

Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.