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Year 3


In Year 3 children will learn:

  • to recognise the main word classes and start to realise the different genders of nouns

  • to have a basic understanding of the usual order of words in phrases and simple sentences

  • to ask and answer questions and respond appropriately

  • to follow simple instructions and link pictures to key words

  • to join in with repeated sections of songs or stories

  • to recognise some familiar words

  • to remember new words when reading

  • to use mostly accurate pronunciations

Year 4

In Year 4 children will learn:

  • to recognise and use wider range of word classes (pronouns and articles)

  • to use the correct form of an adjective according to the different noun gender

  • to recognise different sentence forms (questions and negatives - the use of the word 'don't)

  • to recognise the meaning of unfamiliar phrase in sentences

  • to begin to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words using learnt clues to ask and answer a range of questions

  • to use familiar sentences and models, make varied adaptations to create new sentences and phrases

  • to read aloud and perform a learned piece using accurate pronunciation

  • to orally use a range of adjectives

Year 5


In Year 5 children will learn:


  • the different forms of some verbs

  • to gain some understanding of extended spoken text

  • to use key sounds to spell topical words

  • to read aloud a short text containing familiar language, using fairly accurate pronunciation

  • to use dictionaries to extend vocabulary on a given topic

  • to express opinions (negative and positive) and reasons in conversation

  • to begin to use different sentence types

  • to write phrase and some simple sentences using adjectives, verbs and word bank


Year 6


In Year 6 children will learn:

  • the different forms of some verbs

  • to read aloud and spell unfamiliar words, using known phonemes

  • to use a dictionary to check spelling of topic words

  • to ask for clarification in basic conversations

  • to create sentences verbally using knowledge of basic sentence structure

  • to express meaning to an audience though intonation and pronunciation

  • to write a range of phrases and sentences from memory and adapt them to write own sentences

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