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Year 3 have studied the Greek myth Daedalus and Icarus. Below is a link to the myth so the children can read it again. Furthermore, the second link is the same great website but with a variety of myths the children could look at to get an understanding of how a myth is structured and its content! Can you write your own myth?

In March, we celebrated World Book Day. As part of the celebration, we did a variety of activities with the children around books. If you are interested in helping your child write incredible stories, see the website below as it has a wide range of fantastic story writing tips from top authors! 

 

Leaflets

As a year group, we have been learning how to write non-chronological leaflets (non-fiction that is in no particular order) about rock climbing, caving and mountain biking! 

 

Can you remember the features of a leaflet?

Why not try writing a report at home? You could use one of these ideas:

Fossils

Volcanoes

Earthquakes

Rocks

 

If not, why don't you write one about something you are interested in like:

Star wars

Lego

Puppets

Animals

Minecraft

Performance poetry

We created actions for the poem 'Move it' by Linda-Lee Welch. In addition, we tried to say the verbs using our voices to show the action. Why not show your parents? Below is a copy of the poem for you to practise at home if you wish!

 

‘Move it’ by Linda-Lee Welch

You can wiggle you can waggle

You can wobble you can hop

You can hover you can hobble

You can hang until you drop

You can swivel you can scramble

You can shimmy-shimmy hips

And you can slide, but don’t slip

Slide but don’t slip

 

You can tumble you can totter

You can tickle you can leap

You can do the locomotion

You can linger you can creep

You can kick, yes you can-can

You can Jive you can skip

And you can slide, but don’t slip

Slide but don’t slip

 

 

You can scribble you can stutter

You can really rock and roll

You can rave and you can ramble

You can bat and you can bowl

You can bump you can bossa nova

You can bounce and you can grip

And you can slide, but don’t slip

Slide but don’t slip

Fable writing

We learnt how to send a message through a fable. A fable is a short story that involves animal characters who have a problem and then learn a valuable lesson from this. We read the Chicken Licken story, however, other fables include The tortoise and the hare, The boy who cried wolf and The lion and the mouse.
Can you write a fable with a message at home?

Story writing

We wrote stories based around 'The Enchanted Wood' by Enid Blyton. We invented a wide range of lands to visit such as Candy Land, Minecraft Land, Football Land  and Christmas Land. Joe, Beth and Frannie certainly had some exciting adventures! 

One of the main focuses was to get you to include time and place adverbials. These really help to move stories on and are usually placed at the front of a sentence and followed by a comma. Some examples of these are:

  • A few minutes later... 
  • During the morning...
  • After finishing his breakfast...
  • While tying his shoelaces
  • Next to the tree...
  • Below the cloudless sky...
  • In front of the gingerbread house

See if you can write another exciting adventure for the children to go on. Don't forget to use inverted commas (speech marks) if you are using speech!

Poetry writing

Can you write your own "Two" poems in the style of the Saucepan man? 

- First 3 lines start with "Two"

- The last line starts with something else

- The second and fourth lines rhyme

- The first and third lines have 4 beats each

- The second and fourth lines have 3 beats each

 

We also learnt how to write free verse poetry. This can be about anything you like! Just remember that it doesn't rhyme, there isn't a pattern in the number of beats, and the lines can be any length you like - even just one word.

Newspaper report

Can you write a report about something that happened at home? Use the picture of our display to remind you of what you should be including in your writing.

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Diary writing

Can you write a diary entry about your weekend? Remember to use adverbials, first person, past tense and write in chronological order. Challenge: can you use 'although' and 'until'?

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