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English – KS2 SATs Preparation

Your guide to what your child will learn in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in English.

English is still a daily lesson in KS2, and is made up of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and listening
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Topics the children may cover during this Key Stage include:

  • Myths and legends
  • Adventure and mystery stories
  • Poetry
  • Stories with historical settings
  • Stories in imaginary worlds
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Significant authors
  • Classic novels
  • Drama
  • Newspapers and magazine articles
  • Information texts
  • Persuasive writing
  • Biography and autobiography

Throughout KS2 the children move from decoding words to interpretation. At the start of year 3 most children are reading around 300 of the most frequent words: by the end of year 6, most are confident, fluent readers.

Your child will learn:

  • Paragraphs
  • Punctuation
  • Connectives
  • Clauses with commas
  • Adverbs
  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Direct and reported speech
  • Active and passive voice

What your child will gain:

  • Performance skills
  • Improvisation
  • Speaking to an audience

Children take part in class discussions and develop more confidence with drama and role-play.

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English – KS3

KS3 covers the first three years of secondary school. The below guide describes what your child will learn in our English classes.

English is usually taught in ability sets in KS3. The curriculum will be the same, but higher sets will be working at a higher level, while lower sets will be given more support.

The main aim of the English curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through reading for enjoyment across a wide range of styles and genres.

There are four separate curriculum areas in English:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Spoken English

In KS3, pupils are expected to consolidate their knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary they learned at primary school. They do this by:

  • Analysing more challenging texts
  • Studying the effectiveness of the grammatical features of the texts they read
  • Picking up new vocabulary and grammatical tools from the books and other texts they read, and using them in their own writing and speech
  • Understanding the differences between written and spoken English, including formal and informal registers, Standard English and other varieties of English
  • Using Standard English confidently in their written and spoken work
  • Using linguistic and literary terminology to discuss reading, writing and spoken language.

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GCSE English Language

This course is designed to teach and prepare you for the GCSE English Language course specification. This course is designed to teach spelling, grammar, punctuation and a wide variety of literary techniques used in writing. We will look at using English in a variety of different forms and from different sources including fiction, letters and English used in the media.

This course prepares you to sit the English Language GCSE specification which is assessed by 1 written paper in May/June each year. By enrolling on the GCSE English Language course with KA Virtual tutors, students will be able to work through a variety of lessons, assignments, and mock examinations to get ready for their exam.

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