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Credenhill, Hereford

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Reading for meaning

In Year 3, we have reading for meaning sessions three times per week. This is where we explore a text and consider it through using reading skills, known to the children are VIPERS. (see below)

Where possible, we link our reading for meaning texts to the topic or genre.


Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2

Flat Stanley- The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery





Africa is not a Country


Christmas poetry- Twas the night before Christmas

The Hodgeheg The Tunnel Fantasic Mr Fox Volcanoes Science text


Wherever possible this year, our English curriculum objectives will be taught in a cross-curricular approach linked to our History and Geography work. 

Our reading for meaning sessions will also, sometimes, link to topic themes but we also ensure children experience a range of texts and genres when reading and writing in Year 3.


Autumn Spring Summer

Fables- How The Kangaroo got it's tail

Newspapers- Egyptian themedImage result for kangaroo


Topic linked English 

Poetry- Shape poems


Persuasive writing- The Hodgeheg (5)Image result for the hodgeheg


Portal stories- The Tunnel

Poetry- Limericks



Adventure stories- Fantastic Mr Fox


Poetry- performance poetry 


Adventure stories- Rotten Romans