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Most of our writing will take place through our topic work and children will be writing lots of different genres including stories and information texts.  As well as writing children will also be studying elements of science, computing, history, geography and art using our topic as a starting point.

Over the year we will be working towards the following National Curriculum objectives

National Curriculum objectives Year 3

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1. Use some prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (English Appendix 1).

2. Spell some homophones.

3. Spell some words that are often misspelt (English Appendix 1).

4. Beginning to place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls', boys'] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children's].

5. Use the first two letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.

6. Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.

Handwriting

7. To use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined.

8. Beginning to increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting [for example, by ensuring that the downstrokes of letters are parallel and equidistant; that lines of writing are spaced sufficiently so that the ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch].

Composition

9. Plan their writing by beginning to discuss writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

10. Plan their writing by beginning to discuss and record ideas.

11. Draft and write by composing and rehearsing simple sentence structures orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures (English Appendix 2).

12. Draft and write by organising simple paragraphs around a theme.

13. Draft and write by creating simple settings, characters and a basic plot in narratives.

14. Draft and write by beginning to use simple organisational devices in non-narrative material [for example, headings and sub-headings].

15. Evaluate and edit by beginning to assess the effectiveness of their own and others' writing and suggesting improvements.

16 Evaluate and edit by beginning to propose changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.

17. Proof-read for some spelling and punctuation errors.

18. Read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using increasing intonation and control of tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.

 

 

 

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

19. Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.

20. Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense.

21. Use and understand the grammatical terminology in Year 3 grammar accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading.

22 Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

23. Use grammatical terminology for Year 3 understanding the formation of nouns using a range of prefixes [for example super–, anti–, auto–]

24. Use grammatical terminology for Year 3 understanding the use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel [for example, a rock, an open box].

25. Use grammatical terminology for Year 3 understanding word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning [for example, solve, solution, solver, dissolve, insoluble].

26. Use grammatical terminology for Year 3 understanding paragraphs as a way to group related material.

27. Use grammatical terminology for Year 3 using headings and sub-headings to aid presentation.

28 Use grammatical terminology for Year 3 beginning to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.