Year 4 Primary English National Curriculum

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  • Year 4 English
    • Spoken Language
      • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
      • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
      • Use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
      • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
      • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
      • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
      • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
      • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of standard English
      • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, roleplay / improvisations and debates
      • Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listeners
      • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others
      • Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication
    • Word Reading
      • Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet
      • Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word
    • Comprehension
      • Develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read by:
        • Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
        • Reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
        • Using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read
        • Increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally
        • Identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books
        • Preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
        • Discussing words and phrases that capture the reader's interest and imagination
        • Recognising some different forms of poetry
      • Understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by
        • Checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
        • Asking questions to improve their understanding of a text
        • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
        • Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
        • Identifying main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph and summarising these
        • Identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning
      • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
      • 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
    • Spelling
      • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them
      • Spell further homophones
      • Spell words that are often misspelt
      • Place the appropriate apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals and in words with irregular plurals
      • Use the first 2 or 3 letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary
      • Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation so far
    • Handwriting and Presentation
      • Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
      • Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting
    • Composition
      • Plan their writing by:
        • Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
        • Discussing and recording ideas
      • Draft and write by:
        • Composing and rehearsing sentences orally, progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures
        • Organising paragraphs around a theme
        • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
        • In non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices
      • Evaluate and edit by:
        • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others' writing and suggesting improvements
        • Proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
      • Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
      • Read their own writing aloud, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
    • Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
      • Develop their understanding of the concepts by:
        • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
        • Using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
        • Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
        • Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
        • Using fronted adverbials
        • Learning the grammar for year 4
      • Indicate grammatical and other features by:
        • Using commas after fronted adverbials
        • Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with singular and plural nouns
        • Using and punctuating direct speech
      • Use and understand the grammatical terminology accurately and appropriately in discussing their writing and reading

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