This is where you'll find word related work by year three:
We have been learning about reading and writing instructions.
To start with we watched an instructional film that showed us how to whistle with two hands. You can watch it here http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uJjRw_lLl5s
We investigated the sequence of instructions and had a go at narrating the film.
We know that pirates need to know how to tie knots so our next task was to learn how to tie a clove hitch.
Make a turn around the post, passing the end in front of it.
2)Pass the end back around the post above the first turn without tightening it.
3) Tuck the end through the second turn
which should cross over the first.
4) Draw the hitch taut by pulling both ends.
Next we are going to have a go at writing instructions for tying this knot in our own words. Visit this page again soon to see how we have used imperative verbs, words to signal time, sequence and position.
Our next focus in English is Adventure stories. We discussed the best way to plan an adventure story.
You can plan it like climbing a mountain:
This is a good way to think about planning your story but we agreed that climbing a mountain is hard work and when we looked at stories we had written before they didn't always reach the mountain top and got stuck before they got there.
To avoid this, try planning your story like this:
Visit this page again soon to see our adventure stories work out and then let us know what you think. If you have a go at home why not email me your story (or bring it into school) and I'll add it to this site for the rest of us to read.