English in Year 3

In Year 3, we work hard to recap the basics of writing learnt in Key Stage One, as well as learning some more technical grammar features, such as: simple, compound and complex sentences; fronted adverbials and using a wider range of co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

In our learning, we unpick a good writing model and find the potions that make it a successful piece. We then work with our teacher to come up with a class version before we write our own independent pieces. Also, we use drama and memorable experiences to help our learning. For example, we had a visit from Exeter Exotics to help us with our non-fiction fact page writing.