English will be a very important part of your child’s learning, being used in every area of the curriculum, whether it be writing investigations, developing presentations, or creating reports. We will cover a wide range of topics:

In Year 3 and 4, the children will learn about:

  • Narrative writing
  • Writing from other cultures Poetry
  • Non fiction writing
  • Letters
  • Adventures and myths Persuasive writing
  • Reports
  • Traditional Plays Instructions

In Year 5 and 6, they will also learn about:

  • Biographies
  • Oral poetry
  • Newspapers
  • Reports Debates
  • Writing to argue Science Fiction
  • Fantasy Shakespeare Plays

Grammar and punctuation will be important as we move higher up the school. This will be taught as both stand alone lessons (we call SPAG – Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar lessons), and within our topics.

In Prep School, we will continue with guided reading groups and encourage the children to read independently, as they become more fluent. Weekly comprehensions will further extend their inference and deduction skills.

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