Reading: Students will continue to work on a range of comprehension strategies during whole class and small target teaching groups. These include: synthesising, adjusting, analysing and summarising. We will also focus on maintaining fluency, expression and reading with the correct punctuation. Students will continue to work on and strengthen their Independent reading routines.
Writing: Students will continue to work on their independent writing routines. Writing workshops will involve discussions and speeches, with a particular focus on sentence structure and paragraphing. Students will develop their ability to write and think about various aspects of a topic. Autobiographies will also be introduced later on in the term. We will continue to develop our ideas for writing by using a range of graphic organisers to respond to our 'seeds'.
Spelling: We will continue using the spelling approach, SMART Spelling. Students will be involved in daily spelling activities with a specific focus. We will continue exploring various graphs, digraphs, trigraphs, quadgraphs and split digraphs. At the end of each week students will be tested on their words and there will be weekly homework to support this approach.