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Year 3 and 4 Objectives

Grammar and Punctuation

  • Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 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 years 3 and 4 in English Appendix 2
  • Indicate grammatical and other features by:
  • Using commas after fronted adverbials
  • Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns
  • Using and punctuating direct speech
  • Use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading.


  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (English Appendix 1)
  • Spell further homophones
  • Spell words that are often misspelt (English Appendix 1)
  • Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls’, boys’] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children’s]
  • Use the first two or three 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 taught so far.