In English lessons, children are taught speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through studying a variety of styles of writing (genres). Teachers follow the Teaching Sequence for Writing, which means that children will firstly be taught to read and understand the text, then practise the skills of the style of writing (including grammar) and apply into their own writing. If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will find the English medium-term planning which details what your child will be taught and when.
Speaking and Listening
Children will be taught to discuss their learning and to develop speaking skills. They will become more familiar with and confident in, using language in a variety of situations, for a range of audiences and purposes. They will, for example:
This part of the curriculum is broken down into ‘word reading’ and ‘comprehension’.
At this stage, word reading skills (including phonics) will continue to be taught, but the main focus will be helping children to understand what they are reading (comprehension). In comprehension children will be taught key skills to enable them to read, understand and enjoy a wide range of books. They will, for example:
We highly recommend you join the local library in Waltham Cross where the librarians will be able to help you borrow age-appropriate books for your child to have at home.
In Year 3 children develop their writing through the following areas:
This includes vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.