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Writing - Y3 w/c 2nd June

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

Creative Writing Week

Tuesday: Reading Comprehension

(See links at the bottom of the page)

Follow these steps:

  1. Open up the ‘Reading Booklet’ file
  2. Choose ONE of the following to read:
  • George the Giant Tortoise
  • Sharks
  • Bed in Summer
  1. Open up the ‘Answer Booklet’ file
  2. Answer the questions for the section you have read

Extension: Open up the ‘Mark Scheme’ file and mark your work. If you can, you could ask an adult to help you.


Wednesday: Professor Plum

Question time!

Use your imagination to answer these questions in as much DETAIL as you can.

  • Who is Professor Plum?
  • What potion is he making?
  • Has the Professor chosen to lock himself away?
  • Why hasn’t he had any sleep?
  • What might the vessels and books on the table contain?
  • If you could make any magic potion, what would you make?
  • What do you think the Professor keeps in his pockets?

Extension: Perfect picture!

Imagine you have the power and ingredients to make any magic potion. Can you draw and describe your creation?


Thursday and Friday: Without Gravity

Read the story starter below to spark your imaginative. Spend 2 DAYS finishing the story. You should try and write 2 pages.

(Perhaps Professor Plum will be in your short story…)

Don’t forget about

  • ·Paragraphs
  • ·Powerful adjectives (describing words)
  • ·Start your sentences in different ways
  • ·Include similes
  • ·Can you describe what you smell or taste or touch or hear?

Story starter!

The scientists huddled around the machine looking perplexed. Their laboratory was buried deep underground, away from prying eyes. Usually their experiments went completely unnoticed, apart from the occasional smell of sulphur or waft of grey smoke that made its way to the surface, but this particular experiment would certainly not avoid the headlines… They were in BIG trouble...


Optional Extra Handwriting: Philosophers Stone Handwriting!

(Spend 20-30 minutes on your handwriting)

Copy out this text from Harry Potter and the Stone. Your handwriting should be joined.

(You can copy a section out of your own reading book if you prefer)

Nearly ten years had passed since the Dursleys had woken up to find their nephew on the front step, but Privet Drive had hardly changed at all. The sun rose on the same tidy front gardens and lit up the brass number four on the Dursleys' front door; it crept into their living room, which was almost exactly the same as it had been on the night when Mr. Dursley had seen that fateful news report about the owls. Only the photographs on the mantelpiece really showed how much time had passed. Ten years ago, there had been lots of pictures of what looked like a large pink beach ball wearing different-colored bonnets - but Dudley Dursley was no longer a baby, and now the photographs showed a large blond boy riding his first bicycle, on a carousel at the fair, playing a computer game with his father, being hugged and kissed by his mother. The room held no sign at all that another boy lived in the house, too.

Yet Harry Potter was still there, asleep at the moment, but not for long. His Aunt Petunia was awake and it was her shrill voice that made the first noise of the day.

"Up! Get up! Now!"

Harry woke with a start. His aunt rapped on the door again.

"Up!" she screeched. Harry heard her walking toward the kitchen and then the sound of the frying pan being put on the stove. He rolled onto his back and tried to remember the dream he had been having. It had been a good one. There had been a flying motorcycle in it. He had a funny feeling he'd had the same dream before.