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Writing - Y3 Week 2

Every day you should do some writing work for about
20 - 30 minutes.

This week's work: (you can do these in any order)

Day 1 - Handwriting practice

  • Choose something to copy out in your best handwriting. It could be a few lines from a book you are reading, or from your writing in the week.
  • Even if you don’t have a pen licence you can do this in pen for practice.

Day 2 -Creative writing

Choose ONE of these writing activities:

  • Imagine you have been granted a special power for one day only. Perhaps you are able to fly, you could be invisible or you are able to teleport to any period of time. (You can make up your own special power!) Write a diary entry for that one day explaining what you got up on. Remember to make it exciting and to be imaginative. You only have this special power for one day!
  • Retell one of your favourite stories in your own words.
  • Look at one of the pictures at the bottom of the page. What do you think is happening?

Remember it is really important to use capital letters, full stops, powerful adjectives and conjunctions in your writing. Try an use a range of punctuation too (! ? ‘ ‘ …)

Day 3 - Spelling and Grammar work

  • Look at this week’s spellings (Week 4). Write 10 sentences, one sentence for each spelling. Try and start your sentences in different ways.
  • Challenge: Can you include more than one spellings in each sentence?
  • Challenge: Are you able to include any similes and metaphors in your sentences?

Day 4 - Creative writing

Choose ONE of these writing activities:

  • Imagine you have been granted a special power for one day only. Perhaps you are able to fly, you could be invisible or you are able to teleport to any period of time. (You can make up your own special power!) Write a diary entry for that one day explaining what you got up on. Remember to make it exciting and to be imaginative. You only have this special power for one day!
  • Retell one of your favourite stories in your own words.
  • Look at one of the pictures at the bottom of the page. What do you think is happening?

Remember it is really important to use capital letters, full stops, powerful adjectives and conjunctions in your writing. Try an use a range of punctuation too (! ? ‘ ‘ …)

Day 5 - Reading Comprehension (Fossil Theme)

  • This week's reading comprehension can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
  • You can print it and fill it in, or just write the answers in your exercise book.
  • There are 3 levelled comprehensions to choose from and the stars at the bottom of each page will help you decide.
  • 1 Star = Easiest 2 Stars = Medium 3 Stars = Challenge
  • The answers are included too!

 


Creative Writing – Pictures to Write about

Think about an amazing magic trick you have seen or heard about. Maybe you could learn one, or perform one in front of your family! Could you then draw a picture of the trick? You could even write some instructions telling someone how to do it!

OR

Story starter!

He held them with his mind. He controlled them.

The chairs swirled around him, dancing as if held by invisible strings. He practised on chairs, however his powers allowed him to manipulate things far more complex than that…

Can you write a story about the man who can perform magic?


Question time!

Answer these questions in a much detail as you can. Write at least 2 sentences to answer each question.

  • · Do you think the trolls are friendly or do they pose a threat?
  • · How will people feel about seeing the trolls?
  • · How will the trolls feel about seeing people?
  • · Where do you think the trolls have travelled from?
  • · Why do you think they have come here?
  • · How would you deal with the trolls if you had to?

Extension: Can you draw a picture of what you think the trolls’ house would look like?

OR

Story starter!

They had arrived out of the blue, catching everyone completely unaware.

Striding through the vast expanse of ocean as if it were nothing more than a shallow puddle, the trolls provided the gathering crowd on the cliff tops with a menacing spectacle. They were enormous! Grotesque!

The whole cliff shook as one of them crunched a meaty, clumsy hand the size of an elephant into the rock face…

Can you continue the story? Try to describe the trolls’ appearance. Look closely at what’s growing out of their heads!

 


Can you draw the Captain of the aircraft?

Then, write a description of the character you have drawn. It should be at least 6 lines long. Try and include similes and metaphors to describe.

or

Story starter!

“Welcome to Animal Airlines: this is your Captain speaking! We will do everything we can to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable flight. Our highly trained crew will endeavour to meet your every need: the meerkats will provide in-flight entertainment, our koalas can bring you a variety of snacks, the sloths will take care of your luggage and the giraffes give excellent foot massages! For those of you wanting a good night’s sleep we have an excellent range of relaxing whale music available, or if it’s a party you’re after we have our in-flight music playing in the rear cabin, courtesy of ‘The Monkeys’. I once again do wish you a comfortable and enjoyable flight, and I can assure you that you can have every confidence in me as your Captain: everyone knows polar bears are extremely reliable!”

Can you continue this story about the flight on Animal Airlines?

You could try describing what each of the animals do during the flight, making up jobs for various different animals.