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Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Grammar

Homophones:

Are two or more words which have the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling.

Eg. brake/break, grate/great, eight/ate, weight/wait, son/sun, here/hear, knot/not, meat/meet, heel/heal/he’ll, plain/plane, groan/grown, rain/ rein/reign

Prefixes and Suffixes:

A prefix is a letter or letters which are added to the beginning of a word to change the meaning.

In Year 3, we will focus on the following prefixes:

dis- (disappoint), mis- (misbehave), in- (inactive), il- (illegal), im- (immature), irr- (irregular), re- (reappear), sub- (subheading), inter- (international), super- (supermarket), anti- (anti-clockwise), auto- (autobiography)

Aswell as, building on the suffixes used in Year 1 and 2; un-

 

A suffix is a letter or letters added at the end of a word they can change or add to its meaning.

In Year 3, we will focus on the following suffixes:

-ation (information), -ly (gently), -ous (enormous)

Aswell as, building on the suffixes used in Year 2; -ing, -ed, -er, -est, -ment, -ness, -ful, -ly

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Conjunctions:

There are two main types of conjunctions; coordinating and subordinating.

 

Coordinating Conjunction: link two words or phrases together as an equal part.

In Year 3 we will focus on the following:

and, for, but, nor, or, yet, so

 

Subordinating Conjunction: introduce a subordinate clause. 

In Year 3 we will focus on the following:

when, if, because, although

 

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Apostrophes:

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Contractions:

Similar to contract meaning to squeeze together, a contraction is when two words are made shorter by taking out some letters, replacing them with an apostrophe.

Eg.

is not - isn'

The 'o' has been taken out of the words and replaced by the apostrophe.

am - I'm

The 'a' has been taken out of the words and replaced by the apostrophe.

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