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Lower Key Stage Two Chaffinch


  • The lesson plans are designed to be 30 minutes in length for Years 3/4. There are follow-up activities to each lesson to increase the exposure time in a week
  • Lessons are planned over a two year cycle to allow for learning in mixed age classes.
  • The lessons are designed to be progressive and build on prior learning, moving from word to sentence level over the four years
  • In Years 3 and 4 the same structures and grammatical knowledge are revisited in both cycles, however, the vocabulary is different.
  • The lesson plans include ideas for support for the less able and to extend the more able
  • The lesson activities are challenging, varied and interactive and develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills
  • Interactive whiteboard resources with audio support are provided; purchase of a set of storybooks and phonics book is a requisite to access the scheme and additional resources are recommended particularly for songs and rhymes
  • The choice of vocabulary ensures exposure to all the key phonic sounds and ability to build sentences using grammatical knowledge
  • Who teaches the scheme to ensure high quality lessons is at the discretion of the school but linguistic up-skilling and methodology training is available to support its delivery as well as detailed lesson plans linked to ready-made resource templates and audio recordings of stories and rhymes read by a native speaker
  • It is expected that formative assessment in each lesson informs the planning and teaching of subsequent lesson plans.