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Year 3

Autumn 1

 

Writing

 

This half term block in Year 3 consists of two genres which are:

  • Folk tales
  • Recount: Biographies

 

Children will begin the Autumn term by continuing to build on what they have learnt about composition in Year Two. During the narrative unit surrounding folk tales, children learn to read and analyse narratives in order to plan and write their own versions. They also discuss and record ideas for planning e.g. chunking a plot. When creating their own narrative, children learn to create and develop plots based on a model. During the non-fiction unit on biographies, children are taught to group related material into paragraphs and can use headings and sub headings to organise information. 

Once children have produced a writing outcome, they are encouraged to read it aloud. Whilst reading, children will use appropriate intonation, tone and volume.

 

Alongside compositional skills, children also develop their knowledge in vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Throughout both genres children are taught to identify, select, generate and effectively use prepositions for where and use different sentence structures e.g. prepositions to create sentences. The use of inverted commas to punctuate direct speech is introduced during this half term, alongside improvising, creating and writing dialogue. To deepen the children's understanding of sentence structure during this half term, children are taught to identify clauses in sentences and explore and identify main and subordinate clauses in complex sentences. They are also taught to use different sentence structures e.g. conjunctions to create complex sentences.

 

By the end of the first half of the Autumn term, children in Year Three will produce two writing outcomes. An innovated outcome of a folk tale and a biography.


Transcription- Spelling

Children in Year Three at St Michael with St John follow the 'Collins Connect' spelling programme. They are provided with a spelling pattern as a weekly focus and receive spellings linked to this each week to take home and learn. 

The spelling patterns taught in the first half of the Autumn term are:

  • Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words of more than one syllable
  • The i sound spelled y
  • The u sound spelt ou
  • The prefixes -dis and -mis
  • The prefixes im- ir- il- in-
  • The prefixes re- and inter-

 

 

Autumn 2

 

Writing

 

This half term block in Year 3 consists of three genres which are:

  • Fables
  • Poems with a structure 
  • Persuasion: Letters

 

During these three units, children learn to read and analyse fables, letters and poems in order to plan and write their own versions. They are taught to create and develop characters and can generate and select from vocabulary banks that are appropriate to the text type. They also continue their learning from the first half of the Autumn term to ensure that they can group related material into paragraphs. Once the children are in a position to write at length, they are taught to discuss and record ideas for planning.

 

Alongside compositional skills, children also develop their knowledge in vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Throughout these genres children are taught to use present perfect form of verbs using have and had to indicate a completed action e.g. Year Three have researched different foods which are healthy. They explore, identify and create complex sentences using a range of conjunctions e.g. because, if, so, although and explore and identify main and subordinate clauses in complex sentences. During the fables unit, children are taught to use the determiner a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or vowel e.g. a rock, and they build upon their knowledge of adverbs in Year Two to select, generate and effectively use adverbs e.g. suddenly, silently, soon, eventually in different sentence structures.

 

By the end of the second half of the Autumn term, children in Year Three will produce three writing outcomes. A fable based on a structure, a poem with a structure and a persuasive letter. 


Transcription- Spelling

Children in Year Three at St Michael with St John follow the 'Collins Connect' spelling programme. They are provided with a spelling pattern as a weekly focus and receive spellings linked to this each week to take home and learn. 

The spelling patterns taught in the second half of the Autumn term are:

  • The prefixes -sub  -super
  • The prefixes -anti -auto 
  • The suffix -ation
  • Adding the suffix -ly to words ending in -y
  • The pattern -sure as in measure
  • The endings -ture and -cher
  • The ending -sion

 

 

Spring 1

 

Writing

 

This half term block in Year 3 consists of three genres which are:

  • Stories on a theme
  • Poems on a theme
  • Discussion texts

 

During these three units, children learn to read and analyse stories, discussion texts and poems in order to plan and write their own versions. They are taught to create and develop characters and can generate and select from vocabulary banks that are appropriate to the text type. They also consolidate their understanding of structure to ensure that they can group related material into paragraphs. Once the children are in a position to write at length, they are taught to discuss and record ideas for planning.

 

Alongside compositional skills, children also develop their knowledge in vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Throughout these genres children are taught to identify, select, generate and effectively use prepositions for where e.g. above, below, beneath, within, outside, beyond. They explore, identify and create complex sentences using a range of conjunctions e.g. when, before, after, until and are taught to identify clauses in sentences. Once the children are secure in their knowledge of clauses they move towards using the comma to separate clauses in complex sentences where the subordinate clause appears first, e.g. After Barney arrived at the dump, he looked around for Stig.

 

By the end of the first half of the Spring term, children in Year Three will produce three writing outcomes. A narrative based on the text read, a poem learnt by heart for a performance and a discussion presenting different points of view. 


Transcription- Spelling

Children in Year Three at St Michael with St John follow the 'Collins Connect' spelling programme. They are provided with a spelling pattern as a weekly focus and receive spellings linked to this each week to take home and learn. 

The spelling patterns taught in the first half of the Spring term are:

  • The suffix -ous
  • The endings -tion -sion -cian -ssion 
  • The sound k spelled ch
  • The sound sh spelled ch
  • The sound k spelled -que and the sound g spelled -gue 

 

 

Spring 2

 

Writing

 

This half term block in Year 3 consists of two genres which are:

  • Novels on a theme 
  • Recounts: Diary entries 

 

During these two units, children learn to read and analyse a novel in order to plan and create both a story based on a plot structure from the focus text and a number of different diary entries. They are taught to create and develop characters and can generate and select from vocabulary banks that are appropriate to the text type. They also consolidate their understanding of structure to ensure that they can group related material into paragraphs. Once the children are in a position to write at length, they are taught to discuss and record ideas for planning.

 

Alongside compositional skills, children also develop their knowledge in vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Throughout these genres children are taught to identify, select, generate and effectively use adverbs. They explore, identify and create complex sentences using a range of conjunctions e.g. since, until, before, as and are taught to use the comma to separate clauses in complex sentences where the subordinate clause appears first, e.g. After Barney arrived at the dump, he looked around for Stig. New learning is also introduced to the children where they learn to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech (speech marks)

 

By the end of the second half of the Spring term, children in Year Three will produce two writing outcomes. A story based on a plot structure from the focus text and a number of different diary entries. 


Transcription- Spelling

Children in Year Three at St Michael with St John follow the 'Collins Connect' spelling programme. They are provided with a spelling pattern as a weekly focus and receive spellings linked to this each week to take home and learn. 

The spelling patterns taught in the second half of the Spring term are:

  • The sound s spelled sc
  • The sound ay spelled ei eigh ey
  • The possessive apostrophe with plural words

 

 

Summer 1

 

Writing

 

This half term block in Year 3 consists of two genres which are:

  • Story or Novel- Film and Playscript 
  • Non- chronological reports

 

During these two units, children are taught to create and develop characters and can generate and select from vocabulary banks that are appropriate to the text type. They also consolidate their understanding of structure to ensure that they can group related material into paragraphs. Once the children are in a position to write at length, they are taught to discuss and record ideas for planning. During the summer term, an emphasis is placed on proof reading and editing where the children are taught to discuss and propose changes with partners and in small groups. Children are also taught to improve their writing in the light of evaluation.

 

Alongside compositional skills, children also develop their knowledge in vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Throughout these genres children are taught to identify, select, generate and effectively use adverbs. They explore, identify and create complex sentences using a range of conjunctions e.g. since, until, before, as and are taught to use the comma to separate clauses in complex sentences where the subordinate clause appears first.

 

By the end of the first half of the Summer term, children in Year Three will produce two writing outcomes. A story or play script based on a text read and a non-chronological report. 


Transcription- Spelling

Children in Year Three at St Michael with St John follow the 'Collins Connect' spelling programme. They are provided with a spelling pattern as a weekly focus and receive spellings linked to this each week to take home and learn. 

The spelling patterns taught in the first half of the Summer term are:

  • Homophones and near homophones

 

 

Summer 2

 

Writing

 

This half term block in Year 3 consists of three genres which are:

  • Classic poetry 
  • Mystery/ Adventure/ Fantasy stories
  • Explanations

 

During these three units, children are taught to create and develop characters and can generate and select from vocabulary banks that are appropriate to the text type. They also consolidate their understanding of structure to ensure that they can group related material into paragraphs. Once the children are in a position to write at length, they are taught to discuss and record ideas for planning. During the summer term, an emphasis is placed on proof reading and editing where the children are taught to discuss and propose changes with partners and in small groups. Children are also taught to improve their writing in the light of evaluation.

 

Alongside compositional skills, children also develop their knowledge in vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Throughout these genres children are taught to identify, select, generate and effectively use adverbs. They explore, identify and create complex sentences using a range of conjunctions e.g. since, until, before, as and are taught to use the comma to separate clauses in complex sentences where the subordinate clause appears first. New learning is introduced here to prepare the children for Year Four where they learn to use further suffixes such as _ly, _ous, and understand how to add them. Dialogue is also a focus during this half term where children are encouraged to improvise, create and write dialogue whilst consolidating their use of inverted commas.

 

By the end of the second half of the Summer term, children in Year Three will produce three writing outcomes. A written response to a poem, a mystery, adventure or fantasy story and an explanation linked with a theme. 


Transcription- Spelling

Children in Year Three at St Michael with St John follow the 'Collins Connect' spelling programme. They are provided with a spelling pattern as a weekly focus and receive spellings linked to this each week to take home and learn. 

The spelling patterns taught in the second half of the Summer term are:

  • Homophones and near homophones
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