This term's topic will be The Romans and we will base some of our English work on this. We will cover different genres of writing such as: instructions, non chronological reports and narrative.
We will have specific teaching in the areas of Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar in order to understand the rules and concepts needed for year four.
Weekly spelling tests will assess how well the children have learned the various rules and patterns, we will also have regular dictation including the words learned so far to practice words in context.
Our topic is Rain forests this term, so for English we will write fact files about the creatures that live in the rain forest, and read and write narratives about them. We will explore environmental issues connected with the topic to write persuasively.
Weekly spelling, punctuation and grammar teaching and spelling tests will continue to consolidate the requirements for year four.
This term we are learning about the Vikings this will thread into our English lessons, using writing news articles about Viking raids and narratives about quests.