Our first text of Year 3 is called 'The Tin Forest'. We began by looking at the front cover of the book and sharing predictions about what we thought it was about and what might happen.
The children have loved listening to and reading the story. We have acted in role and thought carefully about the Old Man's feelings. The children have used prepositions to describe the wild forest that the character dreams of.
This week we have started chunking the plot and planning our own innovations of the story. The children have worked very hard and have created some beautiful storyboards!
Our second unit of this half term is 'Biography' and we began by sharing our own important memories and how they made us feel when remembering them.
The children have then explored several biographies based on different famous people such as J K Rowling, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, David Beckham and Usain Bolt. The children used these texts to identify the different features of biographies.
We also discussed how to answer questions about a biography text and how to find specific information in the different paragraphs.
As a class the children discussed famous authors and celebrities who they would be interested in finding out more about. We made a list and the children researched their favourite person to create a fact file about. The children then sorted this information into the correct paragraphs and wrote their final biography.