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Literacy

Literacy 

In English, our reading comprehension will mostly be based on our class texts 'Anglo Saxon Boy' and 'Beowulf',  we will discuss events, and focus on characters, their feelings and actions through guided reading and drama work. We will also perfect key comprehension skills such as our ability to infer, predict, retrieve and summarise.

In writing we will begin the half term by working on recounts, this will be followed by a unit of work on argument texts, we will then work on a poetry unit focusing on the power of imagery and finally finish by converting part of our class text - Anglo Saxon Boy- into a playscript.

Grammar will be taught in context but children will also been given opportunities to practice grammar skills and revisit concepts taught. Spelling rules will also be taught on a weekly basis.

 

How you can help at home.

Ensure that your child reads on a daily basis at home.

Listen you your child read on a weekly basis.

Help your child learn and practice their spellings including learning the statutory year 3/4 and year 5/6 spellings - lists have been sent home showing which spellings your child needs to learn. Children need to know the majority of the spellings in each list in order for their writing to be levelled at the Expected standard at the end of year 6.

Encourage you child to complete the homework set each week.

Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists

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