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Home Learning - English

On this page, I will upload the writing topics that we would have covered if we were in school. Have a look at the features and resources to help you, plan your writing and then have a go at writing in these genres. You can send your finished pieces to me to read if you like!

WC 13/07/2020: All about my year

As we have come to the final week of the academic year, I would like you to write down some of your favourite memories from Year 3. You can present this in anyway that you want! It could be a comic strip, poster, powerpoint or in any other way you could think of! Have a look at the photos on the class webpage to help jog your memory. I can't wait to see your finished pieces.

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 end-of-year-writing-frame.pdfDownload
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WC 06/07/2020: All about you

This week, I'd like you to write one more letter...this time to Mrs Langley. At the end of Year 2, during transition week, you all wrote me a letter to tell me about yourselves. I'd like you to do the same to Mrs Langley, ready for Year 4. 

WC 29/06/2020: Transition Letters

Use your knowledge of letter writing from last week to write a letter to the new Year 3 children. What do you think you will need to include? What will they want to know about? What things have you learnt in Year 3 that they might like to know about? 

Please send your completed letters to me so I can pass these onto the current Year 2 children. 

WC 22/06/2020: Letter Writing

Read the letter below from an old lady who has found a hoard of objects or even a bog body buried deep in her back garden. Highlight the questions in her letter that need an urgent response. Look up any unknown words she uses in a dictionary. 

Jot down notes to help you answer the questions in the letter. Use knowledge gained, as well as information books and other sources, to double check your responses. Consider what advice you would give about how to protect this important find.

Look at an example of a formal letter below. Identify and describe features, such as use of formal language, layout, greeting and closure. Notice how conjunctions link the paragraphs together to help the letter flow and make clear sense to the reader. Use your notes and create checklists to begin drafting a formal response to the lady’s letter.

Develop your letter, answering all of the original questions and using formal, helpful language, along with specialist terms where appropriate. Edit and refine your letter, checking that it makes sense when read aloud. Improve links between the paragraphs with linking phrases, such as ‘Another interesting fact is... However, we do not know any more about...’

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 Letter from Ms Ida.pdfDownload
 Formal Letter Sample.pdfDownload
 Formal letter checklist.pdfDownload
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WC 15/06/2020: Reflection Time

As we are seeing some of our siblings or friends returning to some days of school, let's reflect on what we have learnt during lockdown so far. Below is a pack of resources that helps us to recognise what new skills we may have learnt, what new talents and special qualities we have discovered about ourselves. Ask your family to help - what have they noticed about you? I'd love to see your responses.

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 What Positives Have Come from Lockdown Worksheet.pdfDownload
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WC 08/06/2020: Historical Narrative completed...

We are completing our learning on the genre Historical Narratives. Last, we need to write a brilliant ending to a story set in history. As you will know, our termly topic is 'Tribal Tales' (including the The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age). Please use the text below which is the story 'Stone Age Boy' to inspire you. Can you write your own end to your historical story? 

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 Stone-Age-Boy text.docDownload
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WC 01/06/2020: Historical Narrative continued...

We are continuing our learning on the genre Historical Narratives. Next, we need to write a thrilling middle to a story set in history. As you will know, our termly topic is 'Tribal Tales' (including the The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age). Please use the text below which is the story 'Stone Age Boy' to inspire you. Can you write your own middle to a historical story? Remember to include a problem, an adventure and how this is solved. 

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 Planning sheet.pdfDownload
 Stone-Age-Boy text.docDownload
 Y3 Story Writing Example Text.docDownload
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WC 18/05/2020: Historical Narrative

Our next English genre is Historical Narratives. To begin this genre, we are going to try to write a gripping beginning to a story set in history. As you will know, our termly topic is 'Tribal Tales' (including the The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age). Please use the text below which is an extract from the beginning of the story 'Stone Age Boy' to inspire you. Can you write your own beginning to a historical story? Remember to include your main characters. Use the resources below to support your character description.

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 Stone Age Boy beginning.docxDownload
 Physical Appearance descriptive language.pdfDownload
 Character Description.pdfDownload
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WC 11/05/2020: Fact Files

Our next English genre is fact files. Can you use the resources below to help you write a fact file about either 'The Stone Age', 'The Bronze Age' or 'The Iron Age'? You could research one of these areas and then inform us about the key things we need to know about this age in History, such as their homes, weapons, clothing, etc. You may also want to use the Topic page for information about these times in History and the Guided Reading text we covered two weeks ago. 

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 Fact File blank template.pdfDownload
 Stonehenge Fact Sheet.pdfDownload
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WC 04/05/2020: Diaries

Can you write a diary entry as though you have just found out about the Victory in Europe? How would you feel? What would you be thinking? What would you be planning to do next? Who might you have seen or spoken to? Use the resources below to help you. 

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 Diary Writing Powerpoint.pptxDownload
 Diary examples.pdfDownload
 Diary template.pdfDownload
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WC 20/04/2020: Recounts

Can you write a recount of what you have been up to over the Easter holidays? You could use the resources below to find out how to write a good recount, see a sample recount and use one of the writing frames to help. You could write your recount in your Home School Diary. 

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 How to write a recount.pptDownload
 Recount Sample Text.pdfDownload
 Recount Writing Frame.pdfDownload
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Non-Chronological Reports (March 2020)

Can you write a non-chronological report about one of the natural disasters we have been learning about?

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 Features of a non-chronological report.pdfDownload
 Non-chronological report plan.docDownload
 Sample Report - All About Volcanoes.docxDownload
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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) Tests

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 Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1.pdfDownload
 Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2.pdfDownload
 Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 3.pdfDownload
 Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 4.pdfDownload
 Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 5.pdfDownload
 Year 3 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 6.pdfDownload
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