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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Term 4

English- author writer 

We will continue to work on strengthening our Term 1 & 2 milestones within our writing, as well as learning more about the purpose of and and how to use the ones below.  We will use the story 'The Night Pirates' by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright to inspire us to use these skills in our very own adventure story!


Term 3 & 4 Milestones:

  • Use accurate verb/tense e.g. we were not we was and subject /verb e.g. the trees are not the trees is agreement
  • Use the progressive form in present and past tense e.g. I was running/we are running
  • Write sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command e.g. ensure you have exclamatory phrases – What big ears you have grandma!
  • Use commas in lists e.g. the angry, hungry giant wanted his tea.
  • Demarcate sentences consistently using question marks and exclamation marks e.g. here, exclamation can be used for indicating emotion as well as in exclamatory phrases – It was amazing!


English- reader

We will continue to develop the children's ability to respond to their reading by drawing on their skills in...

  • Predicting- suggesting what may happen next, based on what has already happened
  • Sequencing- discussing the order of events or information given in a text
  • Retrieving-  finding the answers to questions by looking for it within the text
  • Inferencing- working out the answers to questions by thinking of what is happening or is being said and what else that might tell us
  • Understanding vocabulary- finding words which are used for a specific reason and discussing why the author may have chose that word



We will be consolidating our skills in using a place value chart to add and subtract two two-digit numbers, exchanging 10 when we need to.  We will also be developing our understanding of 2D and 3D shape. 


Wider Curriculum

As part of our enquiry learning this term, we will be developing our historian and engineer skills as we find out the answer to 'What did Brunel do for Great Britain?'  This will begin with a visit to one of his most famous masterpieces, the SS Great Britain!