Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this year.
National Curriculum Expectations
* Read books that are structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes.
* Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
* 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.
* Identify the main ideas from more than one paragraph and summarise these.
* Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.
* Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts.
* 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.
¨ Organise paragraphs around a theme.
¨ In stories, create settings, characters and plot.
¨ Expand noun phrases by the addition of adjectives, nouns and prepositions (e.g. under, beside).
¨ Use fronted adverbials (e.g. When the sun came up; As fast as he could).
¨ Use of commas after fronted adverbials.
¨ Choose appropriate pronouns and nouns within sentences and paragraphs to avoid repetition.
¨ Use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.
¨ Use apostrophes to show possession.
¨ 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 in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.
* Find 1000 more or less than a given number.
* Count backwards, including negative numbers.
* Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (THTU, HTU, TU, and U).
* Read Roman numerals to 100 .
* Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using formal written methods.
* Recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.
* Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written method.
* Recognise and show using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
* Count up and down in hundredths.
* Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
* Recognise & write decimal equivalents to 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 .
* Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.