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Autumn 1 - Around The World


Pack your suitcase, we are ready to go on an adventure to explore the world and what it has to offer! In this topic we will be exploring the different countries and continents of our world and some of the spectacular wonders of the world. 

To see our curriculum overview for this topic please visit our Year 4 curriculum overview page;

Books we are reading this half term;

This half term we are reading the following books for our guided reading sessions and our class reads. 

Class Read 

Text: Seven Ghost 

Author: Christ Priestley

Genre: Horror Fiction


Jake and the other finalists in a writing competition have been invited to a stately house for a tour like no other. As their guide leads them through grand rooms, hidden nooks and magnificent grounds, they hear the stories of seven ghosts who haunt the halls. But strange shapes and shadows follow Jake as he journeys through the house and with each tale that Jake hears, he begins to feel more uneasy. All is not as it seems and soon Jake will discover that something is very, very wrong ...

Guided Reading - Reading Selected Stories from the book

Text: Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell 

Author: Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin

Genre: Horror Fiction


A finger against the inside of a mirror... a wood where the trees look back... a basement door blocked by a brick wall so thick, it stifles the screams from below ... This original collection of chilling poems and tales contains the only true ghost stories in existence (as the book itself will tell you)―13 eerie encounters perfect for sharing...if you dare. Accompanied by striking illustrations and building to a truly spine-tingling conclusion, this haunting book will consume the imagination and keep readers of every age up long past their bedtimes.

Class Read 

Text: Wonders Of The World

Author: Isabel Otter 

Genre: Non-fiction Science and Nature information text


Embark on an interactive tour of the wonders of the world, from the ancient to the modern, as well as its natural marvels.