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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.

Reading

To help your children even more please refer to the information below and practice at home.  We can not state how important it is for you to sign your child's reading record each night once you have read/ questioned them to evidence that they are practicing these techniques.  Thank you in advance!

Phonics:

Many children rely on using their phonetical knowledge to decode/ segment words whilst reading and writing.  In Year 3, some children will still undertake Phonics intervention to ensure they are fluent with their sounds.

Please refer to the link below whilst at home for extra support:

End of Year 3 Expectations

Working Towards Expected Standard:

  • Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes  both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words.
  • Read Year 1, 2 & some Year 3 exception words
  • Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books.
  • Begin to use a dictionary to check the meaning of words that they have read
  • Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text
  • Begin to draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied

 

Working at the Expected Standard:

Children should achieve all of the Working Towards Expected Standard objectives, plus...

  • Increase their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally
  • Identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books
  • Prepare simple poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
  • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  • Recognise some different forms of poetry (e.g. free verse, narrative poetry)
  • Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • Identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise these
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
  • Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say

Working Above the Expected Standard: 

To be assessed as 'working at greater depths', children need to meet most or all of the above objectives confidently.

  • They must be able to apply their reading skills across a variety of text genres and writing styles
  • They must be able to demonstrate their understanding by answering increasingly complex questions based on what they have read.

 

 

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