Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April
For the next three days we are going to look at the picture for Wednesday on the website above. Look at the tasks underneath the picture and complete two a day. On Thursday and Friday, you will need to use the arrow on the left to get back to Wednesday's picture of Animal Town.
Wednesday - Sentence challenge and Sick Sentences!
Thursday - Question time
Friday - Story starter and Perfect Picture.
The picture and activities are attached below if needed.
Today you are going to describe what the Titanic looks like now, under the sea. Look at the pictures in the document and watch the clip if possible. Then describe the scene using all the techniques we have been practising to make your sentences amazing!
Today we are going to practise writing descriptive sentences about the people getting into the lifeboats from the Titanic. There is a sheet attached at the bottom with a picture from Kaspar, the book we were reading in class. I'd like you to write a detailed descriptive paragraph about the picture.
Have a look at the document from yesterday with the picture of the moon landing. Imagine you are an astronaut that has just landed on the moon, have a go at writing a letter to your family back on earth. How are you feeling? What is it like? What can you see? Have you seen any aliens?
Or maybe you could draw a picture of what you can see on the moon or from your spaceship and have a go at writing a paragraph to describe your picture.
How are you getting on? Hopefully you've had a chance to practice some of your writing and use our Year 3 skills.
For today's task, have a look at the document down the bottom with today's date. In it there is a picture of a moon landing. Underneath there are some sentences that are not very exciting. Can you change them to make them more exciting? Or maybe you could write a paragraph to describe what is happening? Don’t forget to use a range of adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions.
Challenge: Can you include some similes too?
Here are the sentences in case you need them:
The ship landed on the surface of the moon.
Stars shone in the sky.
The astronauts could see earth.
Now that you’ve had a look at the letter yesterday, today it’s your turn to write a letter. Think of a friend or family member who you could write a letter to. Tell them about something that you have done recently. Don’t forget to include those features of a letter – have you included your address and the date?
Some Year 3 writing skills to remember when writing your letter:
- Paragraphs (start a new paragraph for a new time/place/setting)
- Extend your sentences by using conjunctions to link your ideas
- Think carefully about your spelling – which Year 3 words could you include in your letter?
Why not actually send your letter in the post? Happy writing! :)
We’ve spent some time looking at eye witness accounts, now we’re going to think about letters.
At the bottom of the page, please find an example letter from a Titanic Survivor. Have a read of the letter and then look at it and think about what makes it a letter – what features are included? If you can print it out, then why not annotate on it and label the features that make it a letter, and if you can’t print it, then make a list of the things you notice. (Have a good look at the layout too).
Now have a look at the language used. Can you highlight any adverbs or adjectives?
Challenge: Think about the purpose of a letter, why are letters written normally? – What was the purpose of this letter?
Morning Year 3,
Your previous task was to write an eye witness account of something you have done in the past. Today we are going to edit our work. Use your purple pen (if you took your pack home, or a different coloured pencil) to show what you have changed.
Firstly check the spelling, particularly of the Year 3 words (list available on the spelling page). Use a dictionary, or a computer to check the spelling.
Secondly check your full stops and capital letters. (Watch this video to remind you about capital letters if you've forgotten https://www.bbc.com/programmes/p054fl3s )
Next check to see if you included some description and try to add in at least two more sentences. We have learnt about expanded noun phrases in class, but watch this video if you are unsure. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f )
Finally, have you used some of the time conjunctions we talked about to show how your eye witness account is written in chronological order (remember that means the order things happened in)?
I'd love to read some of your edited eye witness accounts. Send me a picture on class dojo, and I'll give out some dojo points.
18/03/20 We have been looking at eye witness accounts of survivors of the Titanic in school. We have learnt that eye witness accounts are written in the first person (I walked, I ate, I heard), and in the past tense.
Your first task is to write an eye witness account of something you have done. It could be a holiday you went on, a birthday party, a school trip, a Welly Boot day or something else you can think of.
Challenge: Can you write in paragraphs, include time conjunctions (On Thursday, Next, Later, Finally) and how you felt?