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Year4's English work this year started with a mini unit on the novel 'Wonder' by RJ Palacio. It is a text which links beautifully to the type of class we aspire to be: a class that appreciates and values difference regardless and values each of it's members equally. Once our mini unit is complete, the book will also be our class reader.


The class also has the challenge this year of 'choosing kind'. Each kind deed or action will be rewarded with a kindness pebble. Our class goal is to fill our choose kind jar as we fill our classroom with kindness.



Oliver and the seawigs

Year 4's first power of reading text this year is 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre. 


Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! 

Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of pesky sea monkeys to contend with . . . EEP! 

Award-winning dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, have created a book bursting with eccentric characters and stunning two colour illustrations. This book has been shortlisted for the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards, in the Best Story category. 


The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane


The Incredible Journey meets The Mouse and His Child, an enchanting tale that begs to be read aloud.

The magical story of the adventures of a lost toy rabbit from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Abilene loves her blue china rabbit, but Edward Tulane is extremely vain and only loves himself. On a voyage from New York to London, Edward falls overboard and from there finds himself on an amazing journey. He travels with tramps, works as a scarecrow, comforts a dying child ... and finally learns what it is to truly love.


Varjak Paw

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Varjak Paw is a small Mesopotamian blue cat who lives with his family in the Contessa's house. Varjak has a brother called Julius, is always making fun of him because he has amber eyes instead of green eyes such as the rest of his family. When a large gentleman and two mysterious black cats enter the house, Varjak and his grandfather, Elder Paw, knows that something is wrong. The family is split apart, leaving Varjak to embark on a quest to the city for help. Using a form of secret cat martial arts called "The Way" handed down from his ancestor, Jalal Paw, the kitten must make his way through the city and overcome obstacles such as dangerous dogs, gangs of cats, and the mysterious "Vanishings."