Year 3-4

Year 3-4

Year 3 - 4

What are the children learning?

During Year 3-4 students will plan for writing, brainstorms or mind-maps. They will independently write increasingly complex text, drawing on their personal experiences and their knowledge of the world,.

Students will independently write text, using language and a simple text structure that suit their audience and purpose (for example, when recounting, describing, narrating, reporting, or explaining). These text will include, when appropriate:

  • content that is mostly relevant to the curriculum task, covers a range of ideas, experiences, or items of information, and often includes detail and/or comment supporting the main points

  • mainly simple and compound sentences that vary in their beginnings,structures, and lengths and are mostly correct grammatically

  • attempts at complex sentences

  • words and phrases, in particular, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, that clearly convey ideas, experiences, or information.

What does it look like in the classroom?

By Year 3-4 students are increasingly using writing  to support their learning in all areas of the curriculum.  They have learnt many skills that allow them to independently write, to support their learning, (such as through note taking and writing instructions).  

Students continue to regularly work with the teacher in guided writing groups to focus on improving various aspects of their writing. They may work with different teachers for guided writing support during the term, depending on their ongoing writing goals.    

An example of a written text, by the end of Year 4: