Literacy: We are continuing with the book ‘You choose’ for our Literacy focus this week- This is the link to the video reading of ‘You choose’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKf_zyJGkzo.
Monday – Learning objective: to write a poem based on transport – Today’s Literacy task is based on the page- ‘Would you travel with wheels or wings? Or perhaps choose one these other things? Discuss with your child/children which mode of transport they would choose to travel in/on and why they would choose it. Ask the children what do they notice about the language used in the question? (rhyming – wings and things).
Task – to write a poem about ‘transport’. They can choose 1 or more methods of transport and they can choose what style of poem to do. I will attach some examples below. Remind the children to use powerful vocabulary in whatever poem type they choose as poems are ways to express feelings, ideas and imagination by carefully chosen vocabulary. The children are familiar with shape poems, acrostic poems and have had a go with some rhyming. Here are some examples – Transport poem examples
Tuesday – Page -‘When you got hungry, what would you eat?’ Discuss with your child/children what you would eat and why and then they can share what they would choose and why. There are two tasks for today’s lesson that the children can choose from.
- Create your ‘perfect’ menu from the foods shown on this page – what would your starter be? Your dessert? Here is a Menu template
- Write a recipe for something that you would like to make, perhaps you could have a go at following the recipe too, remember to use the features of instruction writing that you were using last term : Features of instruction writing
There are a few pages from the book, in between Tuesday and Wednesday’s lessons that I have not linked any tasks to, although I am sure that the children would still like to discuss their choices for these pages by listening to the online version.
Wednesday- Page ‘Is there a job you’d like to do?’ – Learning objective: To write about my goals for the future in future tense – Discuss with your child/children the range of jobs on the page and talk about what the role might be of the person with that job. Remind the children that there are so many different jobs and people have different career hopes and dreams to each other. Ask your child/children which job they would like and why.
Task – I would like the children to write about their hopes and dreams for the future, including what job they might quite like to do (it doesn’t have to be one from the book). They need to use first person pronouns ( I, me, mine, myself) and future tense (I will, I would like to). They could draw of picture of themselves doing their dream job and label it with sentences about their hopes and dreams, or they could write in paragraphs.
Thursday – Page -‘What would you do for fun?’ – Learning objective: To write a diary entry – discuss this page with your child/children and what activities they like to do, perhaps something they enjoyed doing at home during the first ‘lockdown’ or something that they are looking forward to doing after ‘lockdown’?.
Task– Today’s task is to write a diary entry of the activities/things they got up to yesterday, or any other days this week. If the children find it hard to remember, they could write about an imaginary day that they had instead, using one or more activities from the page in the book to give them a focus for their diary entry. The children haven’t written diaries in school yet, so it would be useful to show them the video of author Michael Rosen talking about recounts and diary entries – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4qtqfr.
Their writing needs to be in first person as the entry is about what they have got up to and they will be writing in past tense today, making sure the correct suffixes are used on the end of verbs (-d and -ed, walked, smiled, worked).
Friday- Friday’s lessons will be for Free writing (children’s choice of how and what to write about) – if the children would like a focus for free writing, they could write a story today that includes their choices that they have made as they have gone through the ‘You choose’ book. For example, their story could be based in the setting they chose on day 1, their characters chosen from the family and friends page, perhaps the story involves a journey somewhere or includes a fantasy creature.
Spellings – If you would like to continue with spelling practice at home, I will attach our spelling words – Year 3 Term 2A Spelling Overview for this term.
Reading– I would encourage the children to continue reading as much as they can while they are at home (however I understand it may be a little more difficult at the moment). I posted a reading challenge on Friday for the children to complete over the next few weeks if they would like to, I thought it might give them a bit of motivation to continue reading 🙂 I have also attached some useful comprehension questions for adults to ask their child/children as they read to develop their understanding – Reading questions
Again, please send any work that the children complete or if you have any questions, please email Class3@shawburystmarys.co.uk
Thank you, Miss Taylor