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Year 3 English

In Year 3 the boys arrive as Free-Readers, able to ‘hit the ground running’. They are expected to find resources to self-correct as they work through their writing and their comprehension skills are sound and ably applied to Topic work. Spellings are differentiated and will revisit phonic blends, but steer the boys to further challenge and individual preferences.

Throughout the year the boys will continue to develop their skills in planning, writing and editing. They will use VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation) guidance and prompts, along with dictionaries and thesauruses. The boys are encouraged to independently source answers and to self and peer assess to improve and develop their writing. 

Writing will be meaningful and will follow their interests. Throughout the year they will experience planning and writing pieces around the genres: ‘adventure’, ‘non-chronological reports’, ‘imaginary worlds’, ‘letter-writing’, ‘traditional tales retold’, ‘fables’, instructions’, ‘playlets’ ‘dialogues’ and ‘poetry’ writing among opportunities.

Autumn Term

Shape Poems - Animals

Stories by the same author - Roald Dahl

Adventure Stories - The Hodgeheg

Non-Chronological Reports - Animals

Spring Term

Stories about imaginary worlds - The Fantastic Mr Fox

Letters - Traditional Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs

Fables - Aesop’s Fables

Performance poetry - Revolting Rhymes

Summer Term

Instructions - Pop-Up Cards & Board games

Stories by the same author - The Magic Finger

Plays and dialogues - The Witches

Humorous Poems - Ian Bland