Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this year.
National Curriculum Expectations
* Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction books.
* Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
* Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
* Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding of words in context.
* Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.
* Make inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, using evidence from the text.
* Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.
* Identify the main ideas from more than one paragraph and summarise these.
* Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts.
¨ Organise paragraphs around a theme.
¨ In stories, create settings, characters and plot.
¨ Use conjunctions, adverbs & prepositions to inform the reader of shifts in time & explaining why things happen: conjunctions: because, so, if; adverbs: carefully, finally, lately; prepositions: behind, above, in.
¨ Use inverted commas (speech marks) to punctuate direct speech.
¨ Use pronouns in sentences.
¨ Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words.
¨ Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.
¨ Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting.
* Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
* Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.
* Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones).
* Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numbers and in words.
* Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens and a three-digit number and hundreds.
* Add & subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods.
* Recall & use x and ÷ facts for the 3, 4 and 8 tables.
* Recognise, find and write fractions of a set of objects.
* Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.
* Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [ e.g. 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7].
* Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.