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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 English Page

Power of Reading.

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Image result for the wind in the willowsThis term we are reading a story called The Wind in the Willows.

 

 

 

We will be using this book as a stimulus for poetry and creative writing: focusing on imagery and using our senses to “paint a picture using words!”

To support our writing, we will be identifying “golden phrases” (phrases which dazzle and delight) and “wow” words, when reading.  Remember, reading feeds our writing- it gives us fuel for our imagination.

Comprehension: when reading it’s all about understanding what we have read.

We will be focusing on Literal  and Inferential (deductive) reasoning.

Literal: the answer can be found- (pointed to) in the text.

Inferential (deductive): we need to be detectives and use the clues in the text to answer questions, giving all the evidence for our response.

Please continue to listen to your child read daily.

Share stories - bedtime stories are always fun!

Verbal stories and family histories help extend vocabulary as well as involving members of the wider family such as grandparents, aunts and uncles.

If you are reading a newspaper or online article involve your child. Children do not seem to be aware that adults are reading all the time too!

The link below takes you to a game hosted by another primary school. This game uses the look, say, cover, write and check method to enhance spelling.

 

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html

 

1. Write the word you want to learn – let’s learn Wednesday. A difficult word because of the silent d. Make sure you copy it down correctly. Remember the capital letter for days.

2. Look at the word – really see the word, look at the shape, visualize it.

3. Say the word /wensday/– saying/pronouncing a word and spelling the word is sometimes very different – usually because of silent letters.

4. Cover it – no peeking, visualize the word – can you remember how it looks.

5. Write it.

6. Check it – letter-by-letter.

7. Correct it – try and work out why you made the mistake - use any memory tricks to help remember the difficult bits.

Try and see only the correct spelling so it stays into our visual memory.

Oops! I forgot the silent ‘d’ – a classic mistake. It’s a good idea to break Wednesday into syllables which are small chunks of the word – with the vowel in it. Wed/nes/day. Or use whatever memory tricks that help you with spelling a word.

Wed/nes/day.

Cover it again and write and check and correct it.

Repeat over the following days and weeks.

Write sentences including the targeted word to embed the spelling.

Keep spelling, Boggle and Scrabble champions of the future!

 

 

 

Y3/4 Statutory spellings as listed in the curriculum.

accident(ally)

actual(ly)

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy/business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward(s)

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library

material

medicine

mention

minute

natural

naughty

notice

occasion(ally)

often

opposite

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess(ion)

possible

potatoes

pressure

probably

promise

purpose

quarter

question

recent

regular

reign

remember

sentence

separate

special

straight

strange

strength

suppose

surprise

therefore

though/although

thought

through

various

weight

woman/women