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Autumn 1

 

Folk Tales

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. They 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 created some beautiful storyboards! Super work, Year 3.

 

Click on the pictures below to see some of the children's work. 

 

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Biography

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 explored several biographies based on different famous people such as J K Rowling, Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, David Beckham and Usain Bolt. We also discussed how to answer questions about a biography text and how to find specific information in different paragraphs.

 

The children chose 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. The children then sorted this information into the correct paragraphs and wrote their final biography.

 

For their independent write the children were inspired by a TV programme they watched presented by David Attenborough so as a class we chose to write a biography about him too.

 

Everybody has worked so hard and the children should be very proud of the writing that they have produced! Take a look at their fabulous work below. 

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Autumn 2 

 

Fables

This week we started our next unit all about 'Fables'. We listened to the soundtrack of a film and the children made predictions about the characters, the setting and the events. We then watched the video clip which was called 'Ostrich and Penguin' to find out if we were correct!

 

We have explored different versions of Aesop's fables using film clips and books. The children worked in pairs to read a fable and then use a story map to retell it aloud to the rest of the class using expression.

 

The children then chose two characters to include in their fable to match the moral 'Slow and steady wins the race'. They did a fantastic job writing their fables - well done everybody!

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