New Blog

Thank you to everyone who has visited our blog and left comments for us.

We have started a new blog, which we are sharing with our class mates in Year 3 and Year 4, and this blog will no longer be updated.

If you would like to visit our new blog please follow the link below.

hopwoodyear3and4.primaryblogger.co.uk

Year 3 Memories

 

Our time in Year 3 has nearly come to an end and what an exciting year we have had.

Can you leave a comment about what you favourite memories are from this school year?

Flat Stanley Adventures

 

This week we have been writing our own adventure stories in literacy about Flat Stanley.

You need to try and include interesting openers, fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses and character description.

We have been looking at fronted adverbials where we start a sentence with an adverb that describes a character or noun.

Angrily, the wind blew through the trees.

Post your opening paragraph in the comments box below to share your work.

Poetry

This week we have been learning about different types of poetry including limericks, haikus and kennings. We have recorded one of our poems to share with you!

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Spencer Silver, by Isabelle

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We researched Spencer Silver as part of Science Week, can you share a fact about him?

Spencer Silver, by Brooklyn May

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Can you share a fact about Spencer Silver?

Postcards from New Zealand

We received a special delivery this week from Mr Webb and Room Three in New Zealand. We made our own volcanic postcards to send them and we were very excited to receive their postcards back as well as their blog posts. The envelope also contained some information and maps of their local area for us to read, which will be very useful for our map work!

Show not tell sentences

We have been practising writing show not tell sentences in literacy.

Show not tell sentences are when you describe a character’s actions and body language to describe their mood or feelings rather than using words like angry, upset or shocked.

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So instead of writing the Mad Hatter was sad, you could write

One tear slowly ran down the Mad Hatter’s face as he stared at the floor.

Can you describe one of the characters above using a show not tell sentence?

 

The Haunted House by Alex

The mysterious, strange bookshelf hung gently from the cracked, suspicious wall. The old, broken window lay close to the crooked branch. The large, rusty grandfather clock lies next to the old, dirty mantelpiece. The uncomfortable, Victorian-style arm chair is next to the dusty vase. The glistening, beaming chandelier magically hung from the cracked rusty ceiling. The tremendous, weird mirror lay next to the old-fashioned, unattractive paintings. The old, uncomfortable settee lays near the magical, suspicious rug.

Expanded noun phrases with prepositions

We have been looking at using expanded noun phrases linked with prepositions to describe a scene or setting.

Can you think of a sentence to describe this scene using an expanded noun phrase?

World Book Day Mannequin Challenge

We all took part in the mannequin challenge today with a World Book Day twist.
Which book did you choose from Gringotts?

World Book Day Mannequin Challenge from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

Postcard Delivery

We’ve had some very exciting news…

Mr Webb and Room Three have posted on their blog to say that our postcards have arrived. All the way in New Zealand on the other side of the world.

They’ve blogged some photographs of themselves, our postcards and the volcano, Mount Taranki, in the background.

Can you see Mount Taranki on the map? Do the live on North Island or South Island?

Click HERE to visit their class blog.

The Hogwarts Sound Collector

Today we have been adapting the Sound Collector poem and giving it a magical Hogwarts twist.

We all started with the same opening stanza, then we wrote our own stanzas.

Can you share your favourite line from your poem?

A stranger called at Hogwarts this morning

Dressed all in black and grey

Put every sound into a bag

And carried them away.

Owl Delivery!

There was a little owl visitor waiting for us when we came to school this morning with a special delivery for each class.

We got our letter in assembly this morning. What do you think is inside?

We couldn’t wait any longer…

The Stone Age

Can you share a fact on our Padlet or leave a comment about our new topic?

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Postcards to New Zealand

Our volcano postcards are on their way to New Zealand.

How do you think they’ll get there? Which countries might our postcards travel through on their journey? How long do you think it’ll take for them to get there?

 

Explanation Texts

This week we have been looking at the features of an explanation text.

Can you remember what they are?

We are going to be writing our own explanation texts on our topic theme.

What do you think would make a good title for your explanation text?

Pasta Master Class

Today we took part in a pasta master class as part of DT week. We learned how to make our own pasta, different shapes and how to use a pasta machine. We then had delicious pasta for our lunch.

What was your favourite part of the pasta master class?

Describing the Scene

Prepositions and ENP

This week we have been using prepositions and extended noun phrases to describe a scene. Comment below a sentence you have created!

Safer Internet Day Emoji Tips

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Can you work out the safer internet messages from the Emoji above?

Can you share a tip for staying safe online?

How could you share your tip by using Emoji instead of words?