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Last week we based our learning on 'Dear Teacher' by Amy Husband. We looked at the features of formal and informal letters. We will continue to look at letters this week, and how we can use persuasive language to convince the reader of our point of view. 

 

Take a look at  Will's letter, explaining why he will not be here for the beginning of term....

 

Dear Miss Fulford,

I am writing to inform you that I may be late for my first day back due to unwanted attention from the secret services. Surprisingly, they requested my assistance to find a young, adventurous explorer. Even though I told him about the maths test, he explained that the future of the country depends on me. 

Yours Sincerely

William M

 

 

Oscar created his own fiery brew...

 

Double, double, toil and trouble

Fire burn cauldron bubble;

Sting of poor bee

Foot of monstrous frog , old woman teeth

Blood of scary adder, small brain of a dog

Old poisonous sweets like hell-broth;

Blind bats wing, blade of grass

Baby werewolf fur

Double , double, toil and trouble

Fire burn; cauldron bubble

 

 

We will continue to travel into Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.

We will continue to travel into Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. 1
Spellings for WB 3rd July. This week we will continue to revise Year 3 spellings.

Group A

Group B

Group C

through

woman

women

special

notice

experiment

famous

February

forward

fruit

through

threw

weight

woman

women

occasion

special

February

famous

favourite

through

various

weight

occasionally

extremely

famously

favourite

February

grammar

grammatical

 

Spellings to learn during WB 26th June. This week we will be revising Year 3 spelling patterns

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

race

ice

pace

space

nice

city

circle

cinema

fancy

ice

circus

mercy

certain

circle

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

enough

exercise

experience

certain

circle

decide

describe

different

difficult

disappear

early

earth

enough

exercise

experience

 

 

Last term we took The Twits by Roald Dahl and changed it into a play script. The children amazed us with the fantastic vocabulary they used for their introductions!

 

Ben Wrote:

Mr and Mrs twit are the ugliest family ever to have walked on earth. There is nothing happy or nice to say about them...ever. When happy, smiley children similar to us run past them, they dash in horror because they are so terrible and frightening. This terrific play is going to tell you the story of how they are so mean and horrible to each other and how they eventually reach an explosive end. 

 

Kiera wrote:

Mr and Mrs Twit are the most terrifying people in the whole wide world. There is nothing positive to say about them...ever. When young, innocent children run past them with fear, they almost pass out because they are so ugly. This extraordinary play is going to tell you the story of how they reach a terrible end. 

 

Cole wrote:

Mr and Mrs Twit are the most evil people to be invented. There is never anything good to say about them in the entire universe. When tiny, winy, innocent children walk happily past them, they run, terrified to death, because they are so horrifyingly disgusting. This exciting play is going to tell you the story of how they trick and mistreat each other and how they eventually reach a horrible end. 

Last term we investigated the theft of Bob the Owl. We wrote our own newspaper reports about the dramatic events!
Please note-  Please be aware that all details about the theft of Bob the Owl were fictional. Mrs Cotter did not really take Bob the Owl from 4G. Thank you for being a superb actress Mrs Cotter! nofrown

OWL THIEF STOPPED BY SUPER DETECTIVES

Today, a mystery was solved at Sawley Junior School. After a long investigation, children in year 3 discovered who stole Bob the Owl.

 

Today at Sawley Junior School, Bob the Owl was returned to his rightful owners after the Year 3s convinced the thief to own up.

On the morning of Wednesday 8th March, Bob the Owl was stolen. AS Year 3 carried out an investigation, they found footprints, owl feathers and an email.It was obvious that the precious owl was missing and Mrs Cotter, Year 5 teacher, stole him from the email from Mrs Cotter asking if she

could have Bob the owl for her class. Finally, with the evidence in hand, the children went up to her classroom, found Bob and returned him to 4G, the rightful winners of Bob.

Article written by ace reporter, Madelyn W

 

 

Today, at Sawley Junior School, the children in 34HS English found out that Mrs Cotter had stolen Bob the Owl. First, the children went to the hall and discovered clues about missing Bob. There were feathers lying on the stage with a note from Mrs Burton and Mrs Taylor with a mysterious riddle written on it. After that, the children discovered footprints leading to an email from Mrs Cotter.

 

Article written by Olivia S- Year 3 investigating team

 

 

 

On Wednesday 8th March Year 3 children solved a crime solving problem. Mrs Cotter had a cheeky chance on Tuesday morning and stole the owl. "Stealing Bob the Owl? What an outrageous thing!" explained Rex from 34HS. "Mrs Cotter was acting guiltily!" shouted WIll from 3F. The Year 3 investigators were puzzled at first but soon uncovered the truth. 

Article written by ace investigating Journalist, Rex M

Read all about it!

 

Take a look at our Kennings poems:

Slurping drinker

High leaper

Film watcher

Game cheater

My sister, by Rex

 

Great swimmer

Playful mutt

Cheeky cherrub

Furry black- and -white

Lizard tingue

Walk lover

Ball catcher

Crazy crackpot

Dirty dumbo

Tiny animal

A dog.... by Lewis N

We have been exploring the poem 'The reader of this poem' by Roger McGough

 

We created some verses of our own.

 

The reader of this poem is...

As fast as a flash

As bonkers as a clown

As lazy as a slug

As crazy as a clown

As stunning as a star

As noisy as some feet

This might be a bit crazy

But it's just a joke!

Written by Will

 

The reader of this poem is...

As pretty as a shining yellow flower

As bright as colourful fireworks

As fun as chasing waves

As adventurous as an African explorer

As kind as a blue whale guiding other fish

Written by Madelyne. The reader of her poem was Kiera!

 

As beautiful as a cool princess

As playful as a crazy clown

As funny as a jack-in -the- box

As calm as old people

As kind as God

As jolly as a lolly

As patient as a biscuit tin

As proud as a teacher

As smart as a student

 

Written by Ruby. The reader of her poem was Abigail!

 

 

Take a look at Harry's fable:

 

The Platypus and the Dragon

 

In hot Southern Australia a platypus was taking a snooze in a sparkling river. Just after midnight, the platypus woke up. As soon as he got out of the river a dragon grabbed the little, green platypus. The dragon grabbed him in his horrible, terrifying, blue, filthy claws.

 

"P-ppp-please l-l-et m-me go. Because if you do I-I will help you if you are ever in danger."

" You. And how would you help me?" laughed the dragon. But he insisted so he agreed and the platypus walked away, shaking like a bag of bones.

 

The next day the platypus was sitting in the lush, green forest with a bright, blue river. Suddenly a hunter was hunting for dragon meat. "Oh no!" yelled the platypus. "I have to save him!" and he used his orange bill to peck the man's legs and he ran away and never was seen again.

 

Moral: Small friends prove to be good friends. 

 

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